Tourism creates diverse jobs and business opportunities ranging from transport and hospitality through to caravan manufacturing, entertainment and the arts. This week, we would like to introduce you to the following #TourismWorks workers:
David Thompson – “I reap the harvest” (pictured, top)
Managing Director – Lobster Shack
The Lobster Shack has diversified its fishing business into tourism by offering an award winning attraction in Cervantes.
The Lobster Shack welcomes more than 80,000 visitors each year, with majority of their visitors coming from interstate and overseas. The company employs up to 50 workers.
Kristy-Lee Roberts – “I make the caravan” (pictured, centre)
RV Assembler – Fleetwood RV
Fleetwood RV manufactures Coromal and Windsor caravans so that anyone can enjoy the open road. Fleetwood employs 170 workers.
The Caravan industry makes, sells and services caravans for WA, interstate and international tourists. The industry also provides parks and resorts for visitors traveling around the state.
Ross Dowling – “I teach the class” (pictured, bottom)
Professor – Edith Cowan University
Edith Cowan University teaches more than 4,000 international students each year and employs more than 1,770 workers.
International Education is worth $1.4 billion to the WA economy.
To find out about more of the workers featured in the Tourism Works campaign, click here.