Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
New Skywest Holidays Partnership to Boost Tourism

Skywest Airlines and Discover West Holidays have announced that Discover West is now operating ‘Skywest Holidays’.

This new partnership will boost tourism to destinations across the growing Skywest network through additional investments in marketing.

The Skywest Holidays business will be actively grown to reach its full potential as a highly focused short-break and holiday provider. It will have the joint marketing resources of both companies behind it to maximise the promotion of special package deals around the State.

Alan Stuart, Skywest’s General Manager Sales & Marketing, said “Tourism in WA will be the winner from this new partnership. Discover West compliments Skywest’s strategic direction with a great system and expertise in promoting WA holidays.” He continued “We have recently launched a range of great value WA holiday deals.”

“This represents a serious additional commitment to WA tourism by both companies. We are excited about the potential for Skywest Holidays, especially as Skywest continues its amazing growth with new aircraft and routes.” said Nathan Harding, Discover West’s Group Managing Director.

Skywest Holidays is packaging special discounted Skywest wholesale airfares with great value accommodation to create compelling holiday packages. Guests on skywest.com.au can also book live accommodation deals from Skywest Holidays.

Skywest Holidays uses Discover West’s cutting-edge booking engine technology and its live accommodation, car hire and touring inventory.

The Skywest Holidays & Discover West partnership is already fully operational, with many major achievements:

• developed holiday packages with special Skywest fares
• produced (and will shortly distribute) a new 32 page holiday brochure
• commenced major advertising campaigns
• operates a Customer Contact Centre
• promotes dynamic Holiday Packages on skywest.com.au
• provides a hotel booking engine on skywest.com.au
• promotes package deals via retail travel agents
• promotes holidays and short-breaks via a new skywestholidays.com.au portal

Skywest Holidays’ packages can be booked live via www.skywestholidays.com.au, with a Specialist Consultant on 1300 66 00 88 or through any local travel agent.

Under the partnership, Discover West will also sell Skywest wholesale airfares through its main Discover West and Discover Australia holiday programmes.


Example Deals:

Package deals (including return flights + 2 nights accommodation) start from just:

Perth to Albany $328, Broome $451, Esperance $413, Exmouth $397, Geraldton $357, Kalgoorlie $398, Karratha $574, Kununurra $611, Darwin $467.

Perth from Albany $357, Geraldton $383, Kalgoorlie$383, Esperance $423.

See www.skywestholidays.com.au for more deals and full details.

More Information & Quotes:

Alan Stuart, General Manager Sales & Marketing, Skywest Airlines:
telephone 08 9478 9992 email [email protected]

Nathan Harding, Group Managing Director Discover West Holidays:
telephone 08 6263 6421 email [email protected]

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Skywest Airlines

• Multiple destinations on offer
• 800,000+ scheduled service passengers, “fly in, fly out” & charter passengers
• Growing jet fleet
• Airbus A320, F100 jets, F50 turboprops

The award winning Skywest Airlines has proudly been meeting the transport needs of Western Australians for almost 50 years. It is one of Australia’s largest, oldest and most successful regional airlines.

Skywest Airlines has just taken delivery of its first 162 seat Airbus A320 and operates a fleet of Fokker 100 jet and Fokker 50 turbo-prop aircraft.

Each year, Skywest Airlines flies more than 800,000 passengers across Western Australia, Northern Territory and to Melbourne, covering various destinations and providing an essential link for regional communities, tourists and businesses.

Skywest Airlines also flies from Broome and Port Hedland to Bali twice a week. With the view to future growth, Skywest Airlines is continually examining opportunities to expand its destination network.

Skywest Airlines is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and the Singapore Exchange.
Alan Stuart
P: 08 9478 9992
M: 08 9478 9992
W: www.skywestholidays.com.au

Discover Australia Holidays & Discover West Holidays

Discover West is a major inbound-wholesale company that generates 150,000 tourists per year for Australia and continues to grow at a strong rate.

Discover West Holidays:

• Generates 1 in 5 holiday makers from the eastern states in to Western Australia and 1 in 10 holiday visitors from overseas in to the State.
• Distributes holiday packages via 4,000 household-name retail travel partners throughout Australia and 1,000 overseas
• Produces and broadly distributes various printed holiday brochures (including the130 page “West Australia” book)
• Operates 2 of the most popular tourism websites in Australia (discoverAustralia.com & discoverWest.com)
• Promotes Australia via a $2+ million advertising spend
• Provides online booking facilities for State government tourism websites (westernaustralia.com, visitmelbourne.com,
southaustralia.com, discovertasmania.com, visitvictoria.com)
• Contracts directly with accommodation, airline, car hire and touring suppliers to negotiate the best bulk-buy wholesale deals with
live ‘instant confirmation’ inventory
• Operates the fast growing Discover Australia wholesaler selling all of Australia

Discover West develops all of its industry leading technology in-house, including live booking engines for accommodation, car hire & tours. It released its industry-leading Dynamic Flight Packages in early 2010.

See www.discoverAustralia.com.au and www.discoverWest.com.au for more details.
Nathan Harding
P: 08 6263 6421
M: 08 6263 6421
W: www.discoverAustralia.com.au


Skywest Airlines, Discover West Holidays, Discover Australia Holidays, Travel, Tourism, Holiday, Vacation, Western Australia, Perth, Broome, Albany, Esperance, Exmouth, Geraldton, Kununurra, Darwin, Melbourne



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