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Key Industry Partners

The Hospitality and Tourism Industry

The tourism and hospitality industry contributes over $152 billion to the Australian economy[1][2]. 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[3], alongside projected increases to employment within the tourism sector by 2025[4].

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.

Key Partners

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:

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.


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