The Hospitality and Tourism Industry
The tourism and hospitality industry contributes over $152 billion to the Australian economy. Following the impact of COVID-19 impact on the Industry, employment is projected to grow 109% in the Accommodation and Food services sector over the next three years, alongside projected increases to employment within the tourism sector by 2025.
The tourism and hospitality industry is one of the most diverse industries with:
- Over 90,000 people currently employed in Western Australia;
- 45% are under the age of 24 years old; and
- 29% are international workers.
Within the Industry, there are several key partners across all levels – national, state and local.
At the national level, Tourism Australia is a key partner within the Hospitality and Tourism Industry.
Across the State level industry bodies such as:
- Australian Hotels Association WA;
- Australian Tourism Export Council WA;
- Caravan Industry Association WA;
- Tourism Council WA;
- Tourism WA;
- WA Indigenous Tourism Operators Council;
- WA Visitor Centre; and
- other State Government departments
are additional key partners.
At a regional level the five Regional Tourism Organisations and nine Regional Development Commissions.
On a local level we have local visitor centres, local government authorities and Local Tourism Organisations which play a big part in the industry.