Media Releases

Regional NSW puts on major events this Easter

15 April 2014

Regional towns and cities across NSW, from Lightning Ridge to Deniliquin and Byron Bay to Griffith, are hosting numerous major events that not only make them great places to visit this Easter, but help boost the local economies, Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, said today.

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Strong growth continues for NSW tourism

15 April 2014

Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, today welcomed the results from the Overseas Arrivals and Departures figures, which show NSW continues to strengthen its position as the number one holiday destination in Australia.

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Regional NSW awarded by Luxury Travel Magazine

15 April 2014

The Hunter Valley has been declared Australia’s best food and wine experiences by international travel publication Luxury Travel Magazine in its 2014 Gold List Awards, Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris announced.

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Three more years of opera on Sydney Harbour

14 April 2014

The NSW Government has secured another three years of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, George Souris, announced last night following the final performance of this year’s series.

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Sydney, the Travellers’ Choice and a favourite of foodies’

14 April 2014

Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer, Sandra Chipchase has welcomed news that Sydney has received TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Destinations Awards as top Australian and top South Pacific destination, while three of Sydney’s vibrant restaurants have also made the annual Elite Traveler Top 100 Restaurants list.

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Sydney Royal Easter Show a drawcard for international visitors

10 April 2014

The NSW Government is helping to celebrate the best of regional NSW by announcing funding for the next three years of the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

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Premier launches campaign to continue to drive Chinese tourism to NSW

9 April 2014

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell today launched a co-operative tourism marketing campaign for China while visiting Guangzhou in the Guangdong Province as part of ‘Australia Week’ to drive jobs and investment in NSW.

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Minister announces Sydney Royal Easter Show Arts winners

8 April 2014

Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, tonight announced the winners of the Sydney Royal Easter Show Arts Competition, the biggest event of its kind to be held in Australia each year.

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Sydney and NSW on show to the world during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

7 April 2014

Minister for Small Business Katrina Hodgkinson today announced the 2014 NSW Fashion Week Ambassadors who will promote NSW to an international audience.

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NSW strengthens its tourism dominance

7 April 2014

Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner and Minister for Tourism and Major Events George Souris have welcomed the results of the latest State Tourism Satellite Accounts, which show the NSW Government’s focus on tourism and major events has resulted in an additional 6,000 direct tourism jobs.

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