An exploration of the leisure travel behaviour of fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) workers in Western Australia.
Fly into work; Fly out to Bali
Recently there has been considerable media focus on the links between the holiday destination of Bali and the WA FIFO workforce. There is anecdotal evidence that more and more FIFO’s are choosing to spend their days off in Bali. Some are even relocating permanently to the Island (Bearup 2012).The proposed research project seeks to provide a deeper understanding of these phenomena.
There are now 17 flights a day from Perth to Bali and two per day from Pt Hedland (Bearup 2012). This research will investigate the leisure travel behaviour of the Western Australian FIFO workforce, which according to the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (2011) numbers approximately 46,800 workers.
- Dr Dale Sanders, Lead Chief Investigator
- Dr Greg Willson, Chief Investigator
- Prof Ross Dowling, Chief Investigator
- Dr Ghialy Yap, Chief Investigator
Faculty of Business and Law, Strategic Research Fund.
October 2012 - October 2013.
This project is a sub-project of The requirements of innovative practices in the WA resources sector.