Cheap seats

The Western Australia Visitor Centre says there’s already been high demand for reduced price airline tickets to the Pilbara and the Kimberley.

Travel consultant Natasha Miller says the $100 Wander Voucher was snatched up quickly.

“The 10 000 tickets were snapped up in six minutes and anyone that registered in the following 15 minutes went onto the waitlist,” she says.

“Bookings have drastically increased with people booking online… as well as coming into the visitor centre.”

Lancelin sunset. Photo: Shenaye Northam.

On Tuesday the state government launched 50,000 cheaper flights to Exmouth, Broome and Kununurra.

Premier Mark McGowan said it was part of the WA recovery program to encourage economic recovery.

“Our significant investment in regional aviation is part of our WA Recovery Plan, to help support and enhance WA’s tourism industry and create jobs right around the State,” he said.

The government will partner with Qantas and Virgin airlines to provide the flights.

“This massive deal will help more Western Australians enjoy what we have to offer and help keep our state safe and strong,” Mr McGowan said.

Perth Airport Terminal 1. Photo: Shenaye Northam.

Ms Miller says these vouchers give Western Australians the opportunity to have experiences they might not otherwise afforded.

“Our state is so beautiful and has so many hidden gems,” she says.

“West Australians should take advantage of the offers provided.”

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