WA Tourism Market Eyes China

FREMANTLE PRISONFollowing news that WA has 2 of the top 10 tourist attractions in Australia according to TripAdvisor, the state is eyeing the big Chinese market.

Fremantle Prison made it to the top 10 list of Australian tourist sites but apparently due to weak destination marketing, the state is missing out on China’s lucrative tourism income. This was revealed by Chinese travel professionals.

According to Chinese travel agents, awareness of the state’s landscapes and experiences was low, agents attending Tourism WA’s Ni Hao conference in Fremantle recently revealed.

While 1 million Chinese tourists came to Australia last year, only 43,000 came to WA.  Source: http://www.perthnow.com.au/business/wa-tourism-industry-eyes-biggest-market-china/news-story/47c4a45afcdb9b7bac20173bce791fc9

Fremantle Prison Named One of Top 10 Australian Tourist Sites

FREMANTLE PRISONFremantle Prison has once again been named one of the top 10 tourist sites in Australia.

The prison was only one of two Perth places to be named in the TripAdvisor 2016 Travellers Choice Awards list.

Fremantle Prison came in number seven on the list. The other attractions that made the list include:

1. Australian War Memorial, Canberra

2. Sydney Opera House

3. Sydney Harbour Bridge

4. Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne

5. Block Arcade, Melbourne

6. Port Arthur, Tasmania

7. Fremantle Prison

8. State War Memorial Kings Park

9. Australian Parliament House, Canberra

10. Queen Victoria Building, Sydney

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