Tourism in Western Australia 2023

WhereState Reception Room, Fraser's Restaurant, 60 Fraser Ave, Kings Park WA
WhenFriday 3 March 2023, 7:15am - 9:00am

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the tourism landscape globally. Border closures caused visitor flows to dry up almost entirely, and travel and study plans were disrupted. And Western Australia’s tourism industry has paid a heavy price, with substantial impacts on the livelihoods of tourist-related business owners, their employees and communities more broadly in Perth and across regional areas of the state.

Prepared by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) in collaboration with the Tourism Research Cluster (TRC) at Curtin University, this Focus on Industry report examines the dynamics of the tourism industry before and after the COVID-19 crisis and outlines the road to recovery for the sector in Western Australia.

Carolyn Turnbull, Ryan Mossny, Karen Priest
(L-R) Panellists Carolyn Turnbull, Ryan Mossny and Karen Priest.

Hosted by Jessica Strutt, Media Consultant, we are holding a special breakfast event on Friday 3 March, with expert panel: Carolyn Turnbull, Managing Director, Tourism WA; Ryan Mossny, Co-Founder and Director, Two Feet & a Heartbeat; and Karen Priest, Principal, Smart Talent.

Daniel Kiely, Michael Volgger, Jessica Strutt
(L-R) Speakers: Daniel Kiely, Michael Volgger and Jessica Strutt.

Dr Daniel Kiely, Senior Research Fellow, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, and Associate Professor Michael Volgger, Co-Director, Curtin Tourism Research Cluster, will present research findings from the new Tourism in WA 2023 report, with Jason Chan, Executive General Manager, Bankwest, to give opening remarks, and Professor Vanessa Chang, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Business and Law, Curtin University, to give the Vote of Thanks.

Jason Chan, Vanessa Chang
(L-R) Speakers: Jason Chan and Vanessa Chang.

This report includes findings from a state-wide survey, conducted in December 2022 and January 2023, to better understand residents’ perceptions of tourism throughout the various tourism regions of Western Australia.

The information gathered from these avenues provides novel and current insights on the tourism sector in Western Australia, with an aim to help inform policy making and support sustainable tourism development in WA.

Date: Friday 3 March 2023

Time: 7:15am (7:30am start) – 9:00am

Location: Fraser’s Restaurant, 60 Fraser Ave, Kings Park WA

Cost: $59 per individual ticket, $472 per table of eight, $49 per student ticket, $49 per Curtin alumni ticket

Registrations have now closed. For ticket enquiries, please email bcec@curtin.edu.au.