Acting Tourism Minister Bill Johnston has released a media statement announcing that Tourism WA has signed a two-year funding deal to support WA's biggest annual horse racing festival, the TABtouch Masters, in 2018 and 2019.
The funding will help to secure more high-profile thoroughbreds to elevate the status of the event, as well as market the series nationally and overseas.
Sponsoring such events helps attract interstate visitors to Perth and showcase the city's transformation into a more vibrant and affordable destination, a key goal of the McGowan Government's Two-Year Action Plan for tourism. This Plan aims to boost visitors to the State and encourage them to stay longer and visit regional WA.
The media release can be found here.