The following organisations are available to assist tourism businesses in starting and developing their tourism product.
Tourism Western Australia
Tourism Western Australia is responsible for promoting Western Australia as an attractive holiday, event, convention and incentive travel destination, nationally and overseas and enhancing the tourism industry, infrastructure and product base.
There are a number of sections within Tourism Western Australia which may be able to assist you.
Regional tourism organisations
Western Australia is divided into five marketing regions, each with their own regional tourism organisation responsible for intrastate promotion and marketing. It is advisable to join a Regional Tourism Organisation which receives substantial State government funding each year and attends Western Australian, interstate and international trade fairs, consumer shows and other promotional activities.
Visitor centres are located throughout the State and provide information on destination information, accommodation, attractions, activities, tours. Accreditated Visitor Centres are strategically located at major tourist destinations or on key tourist routes. Log into the visitor centre website to obtain contact details for accreditated visitor centres throughout the State.
Tourism Council of Western Australia
Tourism Council of Western Australia (TCWA) is one of the peak bodies for tourism in the state. It is a not for profit organisation representing members' interests - from the largest investor to the smallest operator. TCWA is an independent organisation, funded and governed by members from within Western Australia.
Tourism Australia promotes Australia to key overseas markets and produces annual market profiles on Australia's key international markets.
Australian Hotels Association
Representing over 85% of the hotel industry in Western Australia, the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) is responsible for protecting the industry's commercial, industrial and political interests. The AHA also promotes a number of training programs. These programs assist Western Australian hotels to maintain their reputation for professionalism.
Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC)
ATEC is the peak industry body representing Australia’s tourism export sector. ATEC's mission is to build better business relationships for their members and to represent the inbound tourism industry before government and business leaders.
Restaurants and Catering Western Australia
Restaurants and Catering Western Australia is a peak not-for-profit association of food service employers, designed to protect and serve the interests of the State’s hospitality businesses. The organisation operates predominantly in six regional centres throughout WA as well as being a key stakeholder in the industry’s key national body, Restaurant and Catering Australia.