Pinctada Cable Beach says young Indigenous stockmen were a crowd pleaser at its beach polo tournament.
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Police say there has been a big increase in thefts from hotel rooms and backpackers’ hostels.
Thieves have also been targeting cars and scooters.
PerthNow says retiree tourists are placing extra stress on Kimberley hospitals’ emergency departments.
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Meanwhile, over the border the City of Darwin is looking at clamping the wheels of illegal campers’ vehicles.
Darwin’s Lord Mayor said grey nomads were not the problem, but backpackers in camper vans left a bad impression.
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Integrity Coach Lines is introducing a new twice-weekly passenger service between Broome and Perth.
Buses travel via Hedland, Karratha, Exmouth, Carnarvon and Geraldton.
The route has not been covered by a coach line since Greyhound pulled out in March.
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Workmates saved a Broome crocodile park worker from death.
Sam O’Neill was riding a quad bike when he had a severe allergic reaction to a sting or bite on his arm.
The ABC says fewer couples are getting married in Broome.
Two wedding planners and six celebrants chase the lucrative trade in Broome, and many past customers have been Perth people.
However package deals to Thailand and Bali are becoming increasingly attractive.
A quarter of the flights from Broome airport do not leave on time.
Airport manager Nick Belyea told the ABC this is mainly due to congestion at Perth airport.
It is hoped that more flights will now leave on time with the opening of a new runway at Perth.
The code share deal between Qantas and Emirates is bringing more visitors to Broome, says The West Australian.
The advantage is said to have flown from the convenience of selling “seamless itineraries” from Britain, Europe, North Africa, South-East Asia and the Middle East.
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