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New South W(h)ales reveals world-best vantage points for whale spotting and Whale Dreaming as whale watching season kicks off

29 May 2017

From May to November the waters along the NSW coastline will become a living, moving spectacle as thousands of humpback, southern right, fin and other whale species make their way north. The NSW coastline becomes the world’s best place for whale spotting and encounters, or to join the Saltwater Indigenous people celebrate this annual migration through Whale Dreaming ceremonies, festivals and experiences.

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Vivid Sydney: How to shine on your digital device

29 May 2017

The wonder of Vivid Sydney 2017 will be enjoyed through an exclusively designed Snapchat lens, live streams on Facebook, a specially curated Spotify playlist as well as an improved smartphone app and website, further enhancing the Vivid Sydney experience for visitors.

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Vivid Sydney shines in 2017

26 May 2017

A brilliant array of colour, music and creativity will shine upon Sydney for the next 23 nights as the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas Vivid Sydney, officially opens for 2017.

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Public transport boost for Vivid Sydney

26 May 2017

An extra 9,000 public transport services will run during Vivid Sydney to cater for the huge number of visitors to the festival.

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Millions of visitors travelling to NSW for packed calendar of major sporting events

18 May 2017

NSW’s packed calendar of sporting events is attracting millions of tourists to NSW, with more than 3.5 million domestic and international overnight visitors travelling to NSW in the past year to participate in or attend a sporting event.

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Upskilling rural and regional tourism operators

18 May 2017

The NSW Government has announced it will triple the number of free webcasts for the state’s tourism operators this year, in response to the growing need for online learning among rural and regional tourism operators.

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Destination NSW campaign wins Expedia Media Solutions marketing award

17 May 2017

A cooperative marketing campaign to drive visitation to Sydney and regional NSW has won ‘Australia & New Zealand Campaign of the Year’ at the Expedia Media Solutions 2017 Asia Pacific (APAC) Partner Awards.

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Sydney: The major events capital of Australia

17 May 2017

Sydney continues to lead the nation when it comes to attracting major world-class events, with the city securing an unbeatable event schedule for 2017 including Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, just over a week away.

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