Business Events Perth launches online tool for planners

Interactive event planner to boost domestic business as Western Australia prepares to ease border restrictions on 14 November.

Perth City credit Tourism Australia
New interactive tools feature a guided tour of the state’s meeting facilities, accommodation, event spaces and experiences. Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

As Western Australia prepares to ease interstate border restrictions, Business Events Perth has launched a new online tool to help event organisers plan meetings and incentive events along the west coast.

The interactive online planner features a guided tour of the state’s meeting facilities, accommodation, event spaces and experiences. Through videos and strategically-placed questions, planners can ‘choose their own adventure’ as they explore Western Australia with a personal driver, named Alan.

As well as meeting venues and hotel, the virtual tour includes stops at three UNESCO world heritage listed sites, such as the world’s largest fringing reef, and allows planners to snap a selfie with much-loved Quokka.

Business Events Perth chief executive Gareth Martin said: "We hope, through this interactive tool, we can share everything Western Australia has to offer, encouraging business event organisers and delegates to event here again soon."

Stressing the need for safety, Martin added: “While our borders have been closed, the local business event industry has innovated in response to restrictions to accommodate the ‘new normal’ for business events. As early as July, Western Australia held the country’s first large-scale business event, with Covid-19 safety protocols in place."

Western Australia's domestic borders will reopen on 14 November to visitors from Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Canberra and the Northern Territory without any restrictions, however visitors from New South Wales and Victoria are still required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.