Chinese Consul-General wants to help promote tourism in Mandurah

Chinese Consul-General Lei Kezhong, City chief executive Mark Newman, MAPTO chief executive Karen Priest and Mayor Rhys Williams.
Chinese Consul-General Lei Kezhong, City chief executive Mark Newman, MAPTO chief executive Karen Priest and Mayor Rhys Williams.

ON a visit to Mandurah, Chinese Consul-General to Perth Lei Kezhong said he was looking forward to building a strong relationship with the City.

The Consul-General said he wanted to work with the City to help promote tourism and investment in Mandurah.

Mr Kezhong and two of his staff were guests of the City and shown some of the best sights of Mandurah from the deck of the Reel Affair on a private charter by Mandurah Cruises.

Also on board were Mandurah and Peel Tourist Organisation (MAPTO) chief executive Karen Priest, Adrian Parker from Peel Development Commission, Mandurah chief executive Mark Newman, deputy Mayor Caroline Knight and City councillors Merv Darcy and Matt Rogers.

“We had a great morning and I think the Consul-General was impressed by our beautiful environment and the potential it holds for tourism from China,’’ Mayor Rhys Williams said.

“This tour was just one of several familiarisation tours we intend to run for important potential clients.

“We will be doing this together with MAPTO.

“As a City we must all work together to promote local business and tourism has the potential to be a major driver of future development in Mandurah, particularly now MAPTO will be placing more focus on promoting Mandurah rather than the whole Peel region.”