Mandurah welcomes 500 Chinese tourists

Mandurah mayor Rhys Williams with members of the OUSIA incentive group.
Mandurah mayor Rhys Williams with members of the OUSIA incentive group.

MANDURAH welcomed its largest contingent of Chinese tourists this month as a group of 500 checked out everything the area has to offer.

The tourists were all employees from Chinese cosmetics company OUSIA who earned an incentive trip holiday to WA as a reward for their hard work.

Mandurah and Peel Tourism Organisation (MAPTO) acting general manager Anita Kane said Mandurah was one of three locations the group visited during their six night stay in WA.

She said the visit showed a push to promote Mandurah to tourists was working.

“This incentive trip was organised by Easy Going Travel Services with Mandurah Cruises, which has a great relationship with the travel company’s general manager, Daisy Dai, who is a strong advocate for the region,” Ms Kane said.

“By MAPTO and tourism operators cultivating relationships and educating agents, they become enthusiastic about suggesting Mandurah as part of the itinerary for these big companies.”

Ms Dai said one of the biggest drawcards for the tourists had been the chance to take part in Mandurah Cruises’ Wild Seafood Experience.

“Seeing lobsters fished fresh and sustainably straight from a pristine ocean, and cooked in front of them, is a unique experience for Chinese visitors,” she said.