Rottnest Island popular with tourism industry professionals

Rottnest Island Authority (RIA) hosted nearly 100 tourism professionals at its inaugural Tourism Industry Day on the Island on November 17.

Representatives from Perth hotels, visitor centres, retail travel agents, travel wholesalers and inbound tour operators took part in the day designed to learn about the Island’s offerings.

Nearly 40 members from the Island business community, representing 16 businesses, took part in B2B appointments to showcase their wares with delegates. 

RIA Director of Marketing Brooke Gregory said the interest from the tourism sector was very encouraging in helping the Island business community.

“We were delighted with the response to Rottnest Island’s first ever Tourism Industry Day,” Ms Gregory said.

“The delegates took full advantage of the opportunity to meet with Island businesses that have been operating successfully for many years.”

“These businesses that have refreshed their product offerings for the coming season or created brand-new product offerings to encourage people to visit.” 

Ms Gregory said partnering with the tourism industry and Rottnest’s business community will assist RIA to achieve its key goal of diversifying the Island’s visitor base and enhancing the experience of visitors.

RIA thanks the support provided by industry day sponsors Rottnest Fast Ferries, Rottnest Express, SeaLink Rottnest and Samphire Rottnest.

Walter McGuire from Go Cultural Aboriginal tours and Experiences addresses tourism professionals at Rottnest Island's Authority's inaugural Tourism Industry Day.