2010 Media Interviews

Oprah Winfrey to give away Perth trip

23 November 2010

PERTH will be under the spotlight in the United States when Oprah Winfrey gives away a trip to Perth on her show next week. The Oprah Winfrey Show is travelling to Sydney from December 7 to 15 and taking 300 Americans with it.

Oprah announced on Tuesday she would give away a trip to Perth for one of her audience to travel to the Western Australian capital with a guest before meeting up with the group in Sydney. Click here to read more.


23 November 2010 – Channel 10
WA on Show




Growth of the Hospitality Industry
19 October 2010

Bradley Woods, AHA CEO comments on the need for more workers in the growing Western Australian hospitality industry. Staffing shortages in WA are particularly prevalent due to the growth of the mining sector. The AHA urges Government to relax visa restrictions, which will allow semi-skilled workers from overseas to fill this void. Hiring mature aged workers will also immediately bolster the staff shortage in the industry.




Oprah’s Invitation to Western Australia
15 September 2010 

Oprah Winfrey is heading to Australia – New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland and is bringing 300 of her US viewers to record two episodes of her television program. At this point in time Western Australia is not yet on the map. The Australian Hotels Association (WA) is committed to seeing Western Australia promoted as a dynamic, exciting and vibrant tourist destination. 



Glassing Bans
10 August 2010

AHA says some venues need to ban glass

The Australian Hotels Association (WA) today backed calls by Premier Colin Barnett for some problematic venues to replace glass with a safer alternative to reduce the impact of glass attacks. Click here to read more.                 




10 August 2010 – Channel 7
Glassing Bans



10 August 2010 – Channel 10
Glassing Bans



Red Bull Air Race Cancellation
5 August 2010
Perth needs its own running of the bulls – “wangle.com.au”

Last week’s announcement that the Red Bull Air Race series would be cancelled globally in 2011 is disappointing for each and every host city, but in Western Australia it has highlighted some significant failings of the Tourism Western Australia Board for relying so heavily on one foreign-owned major event.4 August 2010. Click here to read more.   


5 August 2010
Tourism WA is letting the State down, says AHA – “perthnow.com.au”

THE Australian Hotels Association has launched a stinging attack on Tourism WA and its chairperson Kate Lamont. Writing for WA website www.wangle.com.au the association’s CEO Bradley Woods said WA needed to think big and develop its own running of the bulls, Glastonbury Festival or Guggenheim Museum. Click here to read more.


4 August 2010
Our last big event just fell out of the sky – “The West Australian p21 – Beatrice Thomas”

Air race nosedive is yet another blow for a State with a part-time Tourism Minister. The announcement that next year’s Red Bull Air Race series has been cancelled in Perth and worldwide did more than just free up a weekend for about 300,000 people.   Click here to read more. 

Our last big event just fell out of the sky -





29 July 2010 
WA to lose $20m from Red Bull Chop, says AHA – “perthnow.com.au”

The hospitality industry has slammed Tourism WA over the cancellation of the Red Bull Air Race, saying the state could lose up to $20 million in business. Click here to read more.



Red Bull Air Race axing leaves ‘massive tourism void’ for WA – “watoday.com.au”

The Red Bull Air Race has been cancelled worldwide, robbing Western Australia of a flagship tourism event worth up to $20 million a year to the state’s economy. Tourism WA has been informed that the organising body has axed all stages of the global event for 2011. Click here to read more.



Tourism WA slammed over Red Bull chop – “thewest.com.au”

The chief of WA’s peak hotel body has lambasted Tourism WA, saying the agency had left the State dangerously exposed to the prospect of the Red Bull Air Race being cancelled. After news this morning that the Perth foreshore event had been axed, Australian Hotels Association WA chief executive Brad Woods said Tourism WA had “put all its eggs in one basket” in attracting the air race. Click here to read more. 


29 July 2010 – Channel 7


 29 July 2010 – Channel 10


29 July 2010 – Channel 9






3 May 2010 – Today Tonight Channel 7
Responsible Consumption of Alcohol Albany



3 March 2010 – A Current Affair

Industry holds RSA line in face of inappropriate action




Chef shortage in WA - Bradley Woods comments








19 February 2010 – ABC Stateline
WA Hospitality Industry Labour Shortage – click here to watch the story

A labour shortage is being experienced in the hospitality industry, with chefs and other kitchen workers being poached by mining and resources catering companies. 



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