Tuesday 26 August 2008

Perth’s High Flyers

This November, 12 international pilots will glide into Perth for the final leg of the 2008 Red Bull Air Race World Series.

The pilots will battle it out for the World Champion title, testing their speed and skill on a low flying race course, navigating through a series of air filled pylons in the fastest possible time.

Qualifying races will take place on Saturday 1 November, with the action heating up on Sunday 2 November with the finals. Spectators are in for a treat with loads of activities on the ground – as well as the exhilarating action in the sky.

The race is set over the picturesque Swan River in Perth, providing the perfect backdrop for this high flying event, as well as a fantastic holiday destination for visitors.

The event is also a fantastic opportunity to show interstate and international visitors what Perth has to offer as a holiday destination.

The stunning river, blue skies and fantastic climate provide the perfect setting for the Red Bull Air Race and with the many new tourism products on offer, guests will experience a sense of vibrancy and excitement in Western Australia’s capital city Perth.

It’s the third consecutive year that Perth has played host to the Red Bull Air Race, and during that time there have been many high quality advancements as Western Australia’s economy continues to soar.

The resource boom has led to an injection into the West Australian economy, with new luxury accommodation, top quality cafes and exclusive shops emerging throughout the state for tourists to enjoy.

Restaurants, wine bars and cocktail lounges are popping up in the city with the likes of 1907 in Perth, Minq at Burswood Entertainment Complex, Must Champagne Bar in Highgate and GOLD in Subiaco some of the most recent additions.

Guests can treat themselves to lavish accommodation at inner city hideaways such as the Richardson Hotel offering 5 star luxury, with its prestigious on site restaurant and day spa. In addition, the Sheraton, Hyatt, Burswood, Mercure and Novotel Hotels have all recently undergone refurbishments.

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