Western Australia will host down under's richest golf tournament and an international festival of action sports next year.
Announcing the Eventscorp 2012 Calendar in Perth, Tourism Minister Kim Hames said Western Australia would host a record 84 events next year, 16 of which will be new events.
The $US2 million Perth International golf tournament in October is fully expected to attract some of the world's best golfers.
"Perth has a strong history of hosting successful international golf events, notably the Heineken Classic, Johnnie Walker Classic and the Lexus Cup, and this tournament will well and truly put the city back on the golfing map," Dr Hames said.
He said it would be the only tournament in Australia to be sanctioned by the European Tour.
"We have a three-year agreement for this tournament with options to continue, and our goal is to develop the Perth International into a feature event in the Asia-Pacific region that is anchored in Perth," Dr Hames said.
Another new event is the Action Sports Games in Mandurah, which features rounds of the Waterski and Wakeboard World Cup.
New funding has also been announced for the Chevron City to Surf marathon to raise its international profile.
In addition, a new four-year funding deal has also been struck for the Perth International Arts Festival, starting with French production Place des Anges in February.
Dr Hames said the 84 events would be staged in 58 locations across metropolitan and regional WA.
"Our forecasts are that more than 1.2 million people will attend or participate in these events, they will generate more than 3500 hours of TV coverage and be broadcast to a potential audience in the hundreds of millions around the globe," he said.
"Importantly for WA's tourism industry, those events are expected to generate more than 100,000 international and interstate visitor nights and deliver more than $221 million worth of value to the state."
Eventscorp is the state government's event agency under Tourism WA.
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