Insights Newsletter

1 November 2011

Tourism and Events Industry News

Destination NSW’s weekly industry bulletin, Insights, is distributed to more than 4,000 registered contacts across the state. Information on Destination NSW marketing campaigns, events, development opportunities, research and general news within the industry is captured in the bulletin.

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Issue Articles
23 June 2017 Winners of #Ilovensw competition announced
Opera on Sydney Harbour returning with La Boheme
NSW Budget boosts tourism and events
Wagga Wagga hosts Aboriginal tourism workshop
Chinese reality stars hit the road in Sydney
Thousands expected for L’Etape Australia
Pie time festival in the Southern Highlands
Video junkee announces speaker line-up
Helpmann Award nominees announced
16 June 2017 Destination Network headquarters announced for Country and Outback, Southern NSW and Riverina Murray
Shepard Fairey’s first brushstrokes in Sydney
Countdown to 2017 Orange Wine Festival
Musical finds its Muriel!
Expansion at Art Gallery of NSW
Orange and Sydney Harbour feature on new Australian Monopoly board
Targeting youth travellers- webcast next week
Record funding boost for Regional arts and culture
Two spectacular nights left of Vivid Sydney 2017
09 June 2017 International tourists deliver big business For NSW
Pie time kicks off in the Southern Highlands
Vivid Sydney breaks global record
Deni Ute Muster announces all-Australian party on the plains
Up next in the NSW First Program
Yulefest in the Blue Mountains
New General Manager for Destination Riverina Murray
New research on domestic caravan and camping travel in NSW
02 June
2017
Headquarters announced for Destination North Coast
Bridge turns blue to mark NSW game one Origin win
Inaugural Koala festival now on in Port Macquarie
The new Blue Mountains express
Vivid Sydney: How to shine on your digital device
New cultural and heritage tourism to NSW report
Event registration for 2017 Taste Riverina festival now open
Pippa Middleton honeymoons in Sydney
Coming soon in the NSW First Program
NSW General Manager- Regional
Vivid Sydney 2017’s record opening
Register for walkabout South East Asia
Shoalhaven Winter wine festival
New visitor insights on Darling Harbour
Scenic world achieves new record with one million visitors
Register for NSW Regional events conference
Perisher opens this weekend
Hunter Valley wine festival
26 May
2017
Lights on for Vivid Sydney 2017
Chris Froome to ride in L’Etape Australia
Countdown on for the Australian Hay Mini nationals
Coonamble saddles up for Australia’s biggest Rodeo
New research on Chinese and Australian travellers
Vivid Sydney at The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney recognised for excellence
Free workshops for NSW Tourism Award entrants
Register for NSW Regional Events Conference
New boutique hotel for Sydney
Wildlife exhibition now showing in Sydney
19 May
2017
NSW farewells Australian Tourism Exchange
Parke’s Elvis Festival 2018 Feature Artist
One week to glow
100 days to go until College Football
River of Art festival kicks off today
Megan Gale launches fashion experience
Batlow ciderfest on this Saturday
Darling Square to transform Sydney
Family fun @ Martime Museum
18 May 2017

**ATE2017 SPECIAL**

Jess and Matt dazzle delegates at ATE17
Post-ATE familes kick off tomorrow
Upskilling rural and regional tourism operators
Destination NSW campaign wins award

17 May 2017

**ATE2017 SPECIAL**

NSW minister for Trade and Industry visits ATE17
Destination NSW happy hour on tonight
Destination NSW promotes Vivid Sydney 2017 to millions across the world
Sydney: The major events capital of Australia

16 May 2017

**ATE2017 SPECIAL**

NSW minister for Trade and Industry visits ATE17
Accomodation boom in NSW spurred by strong visitor numbers
Overseas buyers experience best of NSW
NSW food & wine showcase for International travel buyers

15 May 2017

**ATE2017 SPECIAL**

Australian Tourism Exchange kicks off in Sydney
Destination NSW welcomes ATE17 delegates
NSW on show to International Media
Record year for export ready tourism business
New Destination NSW industry prospectus
Get up and active with Fun & Fitness Program

12 May 2017 Regional NSW set for Hong Kong tourism boost
Carriageworks and Vivid Sydney announce exciting gourmet events
Better homes and gardens to visit Orange this weekend
Moree festival set to whowcase New England produce
Bold & The Beautiful Sydney epsisodes go to air
Mercedes-Benz fashion week Australia hits the The Runaway in Sydney
ATE on in Sydney next week
Sydney ranks first for business events
Opera House renewal begins
Crowne Plaza terrigal wins venue award
Sculpture at Scenic World boosts Regional visitation
05 May 2017 Countdown to biggest ever Vivid is on
Sydney’s second airport to be built by the government
Channel 9 Today Show shines a spotlight on Regional NSW
Wings Over Illawarra on this weekend
Newcastle commence airport upgrade
Carmen proves a smash hit on the harbour
Dubbo welcomes birth of rare baby rhino
Cast revealed for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Taste Orange Food & Wine festival
Tulip Time festival
Winter walk The Tank Stream offer
Burradise Festival on next weekend
28 April 2017 South Coast showcased to more than 500,000 potential travellers in Hong Kong
World-renowed startup conference to launch in Sydney
Sydney weekender to showcase Regional NSW
New plans for Barangaroo
New NSW products on show
Trundle Abba festival
Narooma Oyster Festival
Final weeks of Sculpture at Scenic World
Helpmann Awards announces stellar line-up
Public consultations on Powerhouse Museum
New entertainment program at Mayfield Garden
21 April 2017 Hot air balloon challenge lights up Canowindra
Media visionary Jonah Peretti to speak at Vivid Sydney
Chinese Weibo and Wechat influencers to showcase Sydney and the Blue Mountains
Vivid Music reveals biggest program ever
Taste of the Opera House
New General Manager of Communications
Bogabbri Drovers Campfire weekend
Relive a bygone era at Glenalvon House
Douglas Vale Vineyard’s Heritage Day
Spiegeltent in Wollongong
13 April 2017 Sydney scores exclusive deal with Liverpool FC
Tasty Pie Trail in the Southern Highlands
Jersey Boys return season announcement
Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival
ICC Sydney wins national infrastructure award
Happy Easter From Destination NSW
Business Development Manager appointed for Germany & France
Easter fun in Outback NSW
Adaminaby Easter Fair
Taree Powerboat Spectacular
School holiday fun in Sydney
Heritage fair in Goulburn
Upgrades underway for Sydney Airport East precinct
07 April 2017 100-day countdown to Arsenal in Sydney tour
Stay & play in the Southern Highlands
Oliver Stone joins Vivid Sydney line-up
Make the most of Easter school holidays in NSW
Video junkee festival launches
New section of Thredbo Valley track opens before Winter
New Aboriginal tourism experiences in NSW
Travel advice for NSW North Coast
Caravan, Camping & Holiday Supershow
Mustang Nationals in the ‘Gong
Port to Port weekend warrior package
Sydney film festival announces first films for 2017
Final weeks of Egyptian Mummies Exhibition
31 March 2017 Strong tourism growth to rural and regional NSW
Share your regional  NSW holiday experience
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia schedule announced
Bowral to host Channel  Nine’s Today Show
Alladins Sydney season marks a whole new world
NSW promoted by Great Walks of Australia
NSW flood alerts
Visitor reseach on Kings Cross & The Rocks
New Events Centre in Glenworth Valley
Camden show on this weekend
Family holidays in regional NSW
New Hanoi to Sydney service
24 March 2017 Chinese celebrities to showcase Sydney and Regional NSW
Vivid magazine in newspapers this weekend
NSW launches new Aboriginal Tourism Toolkit
Singaporean contestants scoot into Sydney for epic selfies
New stylish and bespoke accomodation in Regional NSW
Port to Port MTB
Anzac Centenary Experience
Opera in The Paddock
Prymont Growers Market returns
17 March 2017 NSW dominates International Visitor market
Vivid Sydney 2017: Bigger, Bolder, Brighter and a debut for Barangaroo
Funding opportunity for rural and regional NSW
New research insights into Nature-based tousism
Moree on a Plate Festival
Opening the Cellar Door to Regional Australia
Sydney ranks highly for quality of living
Autumn colours in Bathurst
10 March 2017 $300 million boost for Regional environment  and tourist attractions
Top Singapore blogger, Andrea Chong, visits Regional NSW
Sydney weekender to showcase the Hawkesbusy, Hunter, South Coast and New England region
Coffs Harbour to host historic womens Ashes matches in October
Have your say on Regional Ports in NSW
Registrations open for Aussie Wine Month
Art Month on in Sydney
Albury Gold Cup Carnival
Heritage and Icons Grants available
Parramasala Festival
Byron Bay fine food & beverage festival
03 March 2017 Headquarters of new Tourism Destination Networks up for grabs
Vivid LIVE’S first artist announced: Fleet Foxes
NSW Industry recognised at Australian Tourism Awards
Narrandera Shire’s new Venue Guide
Mardi Gras parade on this weekend
Experience the amazing Annanroma food and wine festival
Stay in luxury at The Darling Harbour
Blue Mountains filmed from above
Winners of NSW Sports Awards announced
Western Sydney Stadium update
Wollongong Triathlon Festival
Jobs at Destination NSW
National Touch Football League
Get tickets to Taste Tamworth
NSW Seniors Festival
24 February 2017 National Geographic Traveler shines a light on Newcastle
Cosplay competition returns for Goulburn’s Comic Con
Sydney set to sparkle for Mardi Gras Parade
Love every second of Sydney in “flow” motion
ARTEXPRESS at The Armory
Eat Merimbula 2017: The best from land and sea
Rising Olympic stars debut on Manly Beach
Jobs at Destination NSW
Free Webcast: Targeting International Visitors
Online Visas for Chinese visitors
Sydney Harbour challenge
New Tourist Accomodation reports on NSW
New road entry to Sydney Airport
17 February 2017 Central NSW Tourism partners with Wotif.com
Key Australian media preview Taste Tamworth Festival
Combargo Folk Festival
Semi Permanent 2017 announces speaker line-up
Central Coast launches new Meeting & Events Planner
Western Sydney stadium
Huskisson long course Triathlon Festival
Astrology hotel opens in Sydney
Riverboats Music Festival
Cool swimming spots in NSW
Roaring 20s Festival
Grants available for festivals and events
10 February 2017 Fantastic February in Newcastle
Romantic NSW Getaways
Local Government NSW Tourism Conference
Get tickets for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Bowl-A-Rama set to take flight in Bondi
Final weeks of Tatsuo Miyajima at the MCA
Deniliquin Fishing Classic
Building Better Regions Fund
Voyage to the Deep closing soon
Sydney Airport achieves Carbon Accreditation
Food and music festival in Sydney Hills
Southern 80
3 February 2017 Welcome to the new NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events
Shake up your Summer holiday with a NSW farm stay
College Football returning to Sydney
Endless Summer of surfing in NSW
Roaring 20s Festival long lunch
Sydney kicks off three-day festival of Rugby
Newcastle cruise terminal plans take shape
Bathurst in gear for 12 hour battle
2017 Harvey Norman Rugby league All Stars
Water ski race on the Murray
Wollongong Triathlon Festival
Plan your visit to Orange F.O.O.D Week
27 January 2017 New anthem celebrates Sydney
Australia’s Quintessential Bush Poetry Festival
Last chance to visit Nude: Art from the Tate collection
Chinese New Year Festival
Mayfield Garden Summer Festival
In bed at the movies at Parramatta Park
Jobs at Destination NSW
Tamworth Country Music Festival
Giant funding available for arts and cultural infrastructure
Head to Sydney Festival for final weekend
Sydney Airport launches real time flight information service for passengers
Indigenous walking tours of Dharawal National Park
13 January 2017 Dami Im joins all-star Australia Day concert line- up
Parkes Elvis festival celebrates 25th birthday
Night at the museum, the library and the gallery
2017 NSW Caravan & Camping Holiday Guide now available
Fast4 Tennis success in Sydney
Sydney Festival dazzling audiences across the city
The making of Midnight Oil
Ginger Meggs in Coffs Harbour
Young Aussies win World Juniors at Kiama
Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Awards
New water park attraction opens at Port Stephens
High profile Chinese media to visit NSW
20 January 2017 Sydney to sparkle on Australia Day
Celebrate Australia Day in Regional NSW
Sevens tickets selling fast
Country Musical Festival hits Tamworth streets
Hyatt Regency Sydney reveals new exclusive club lounge
Australian Opening of Surfing announces first music line up
Mandarin tours on offer at the Australian Museum
Hydro Majestic to serve World Degustation Day feast
NSW home to Australia’s best accommodation
Captain Cook Cruises launches two new Catamarans

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