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International and domestic visitors choose NSW

9 January 2019

Domestic and international visitors have made their choice and reaffirmed NSW as Australia’s premier tourism state, with the latest independent survey results showing it to be the most popular destination for both groups.

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Game set match: Sydney secures tennis ATP Cup Finals

7 January 2019

Sydney has secured the finals matches of a major new global event to launch the tennis season, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Cup, hailing a new era in men’s tennis to commence from 2020.

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Sydney to host Women’s State of Origin 2019

20 December 2018

Sydney will once again host a stand-alone Women’s Rugby League State of Origin game next winter, Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall and Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres announced today.

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Landmark art exhibition secured for Sydney

17 December 2018

Next year is set be another triumph for art and culture lovers with the NSW Government securing two world-first exhibitions for the 10th iteration of the Sydney International Art Series (SIAS).

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Round two funding now open for events in regional NSW

3 December 2018

Regional events held between July and December 2019 can now apply for NSW Government funding, aimed at driving more overnight visitors to rural and regional towns across the State.

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Western Sydney Stadium to host inaugural Rugby League World Cup 9s

30 November 2018

Sydney has been confirmed as the first city in the world to host the Rugby League World Cup 9s, with the inaugural tournament to be played at the new Western Sydney Stadium in 2019.

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NSW secures Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia until 2021

29 November 2018

Sydney, the nation’s fashion capital, has been confirmed as the home of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) for another three years, Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall announced today.

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Tourism Awards showcase the best of NSW

23 November 2018

The achievements of the State's tourism industry were celebrated overnight during a gala ceremony to mark the 2018 NSW Tourism Awards.

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VIVID Sydney named best tourism event in the country

22 November 2018

Australia’s largest event, Vivid Sydney, was awarded Best Tourism Event at the Australian Event Awards overnight, capping off another impressive year for the festival of light, music and ideas which celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2018.

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NSW secures Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

21 November 2018

The sound of bagpipes and drums will ring out across Western Sydney next year, with the NSW Government securing The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in an Australian exclusive.

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