Concerns about tourism slowing down in one of WA’s premier food and wine regions

 Tuesday, January 25, 2022 

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There are fears that tourism is slowing down in one of WA’s premier food and wine regions. Operators said that it is becoming harder to rely on Perth tourists to sustain the industry.


Margaret River is one of many regional towns that have experienced a tourism boom throughout the COVID-19 pandemic with West Australians spending time at home instead of interstate and international travel.


However, after the WA Government scrapped plans to re-open the state, there are worriesregarding what the future holds for tourism businesses which experienced a quiet Christmas.


Russell Hogan, running beer and wine tours in Margaret River said that while he saw a big number of visitors arrive throughout the pandemic, things are slowing down.


Hogansaid, “We’re down about 75 per cent on what we would normally run at this time of the year and over the last three months and I don’t see that improving anytime soon until our borders do open up.”

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