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Screen Shot 2017-10-11 at 3.27.21 PMThe Australian Hotels Association (WA) welcomes today’s announcement of an expanded and refreshed WA Gourmet Escape, which will improve and elevate the original event by leveraging the Margaret River brand for the benefit of other regions in WA.
The WA Gourmet Escape festival will extend the three day event to ten days, with events to be held across the Margaret River region as well as the Swan Valley region, vastly increasing the event’s appeal and facilitating a significant increase in visitors to WA.
Australian Hotels Association (WA) CEO Bradley Woods said he was excited about what the event could deliver for WA tourism, with hotels and hospitality businesses now about to participate in and capitalise on the iconic event.
“The Swan Valley will be a major beneficiary of today’s announcement, which given its close proximity to Perth will not only see more visitors staying in Perth hotels, but also make it easier for locals to participate in the festival,” Mr Woods said.
“This is a sensible decision by the WA Government and we are looking forward to see this already successful event realise its full potential.”
“This presents a unique opportunity to leverage off the success of an existing event to support other critically important regions in WA.”
“Events such as these need to appeal to a wide variety of patrons and importantly, we need to ensure that those who do come to WA for the event can be adequately accommodated.”
“Today’s announcement will result in more guests travelling to WA with different product experiences on offer including the premium product of Margaret River as well as a number of stunning regions that offer amazing accommodation, hospitality and food and beverage offerings.”
“We particularly welcome the inclusion of the World Gourmet Symposium, which will draw even more industry experts, top chefs and suppliers to WA and allow us to showcase our incredible industry.”


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