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
9 October 2015 World-first secured for Sydney and Fashion Week
NSW promoted to youth travellers via MTV
Orange secures cycling event
ARIA Awards set to hit the right note
Sydney shines on big screen in new film starring Brett Lee
Narromine to host Junior World Gliding Championships
Vote now in Australian Event Awards
Kids free initiative drives museum holiday crowds
QT Bondi to open its doors in November
Cruising delivers the goods to Sydney
NSW scores high on beach cleanliness
Overseas Passenger Terminal gets a new lease on life
2 October 2015 Circular Quay to shine in new revamp
Sydney scores with NRL final
Festival musters up a crowd for a big weekend
ART OF THE BRICK tickets now on sale
Get a taste of the good life
Acclaimed artist to light up the MCA for Vivid Sydney
Sydney set for new daily service from Qatar
Sydney to host Vogue international editor
Seven Bridges Walk raises funds for cancer
Fishing access is a real catch
Lilac City Festival
Australian Marketplace 2016
Bridgeclimb Sydney
25 September 2015 NSW wins again: Number one for events
Festival aims to blend the best of established events
Top industry students honoured
Manly Beach secures surfing event until 2018
Heritage-listed buildings open as boutique hotel
The ARIAs and ARIA Week return for 2015
Southern Highlands set to host chamber musicians
Sydney and New South Wales to feature in world-first ‘instaRELAY’
MAMA set to open its doors
Restaurant awards serve up the best
First ship set to cruise into Wollongong
Shoppers encouraged into CBD
Wheat conference delegates visit Regional NSW
Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) applications open
18 September 2015 Domestic visitors to NSW continue to rise
Parkes all shook up for Elvis festival event
Sydney all set for running festival
Sydney CBD to gain new luxury hotel
Blacktown steps up to the plate for baseball event
Steins up for Hydro Majestic Oktoberfest
Kids entertainment opens at Sydney Airport
Emerging performers set to tread the boards
Exhibition highlights trailblazing explorers
Visitor numbers hit it out of the park
Tourism Australia appoints new chair
Children’s festival is spot on
Back to Hartley offers fresh look at history
Expressions of Interest sought for ATE Famils Program
European Product Workshop 2016
11 September 2015 Million-pound promotion on Sydney Harbour
Sparkling future for Australian Museum
2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships
PATA Award for Vivid Sydney
Brazilians love Sydney
October long weekend of fun in Regional NSW
Qantas adds more flights to Sydney from Hong Kong and Manila
Sydney’s newest adventure hotspot
Byron tourism growth and trends
Celebrate Halloween in Lithgow
Scenic World turns 70
3 September 2015 NSW retains top spot for international visitors
Guide highlights best of the State
New surf series secured for NSW
Exhibition highlights fashion designer’s career
VANFEST set to rock Forbes
‘The Goods Line’ delivers the goods
Historic house opens its doors
Culture fans flock to NSW
Sydney tops friendly city poll
Convention centre build hits highest point
Caravan and camping expo
Walkabout Indonesia 2015
Famil promotes business opportunities
28 August 2015 Expedia and Destination NSW partner to attract more visitors to NSW
Sydney International Art Series returns
Destination NSW promotes spring school holiday breaks in NSW
“NRL Nation” to feature at Darling Harbour
Blue Mountains aims high with Google imagery
Opera House awarded for sustainability
Sydney Airport gains green award
Barangaroo headland returned to the people of NSW
Barangaroo industry partnership delivers jobs for Indigenous students
Destination NSW North America Trade Mission 2015
21 August 2015 NSW joins with China’s largest online travel agency
Visitors from New Zealand set to increase
Asia opens up to NSW oysters
All in bloom at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan
New era for historic Peppers Manor House
NSW takes the cake at restaurant awards
Matilda The Musical officially premieres
Rugby travel packages released
Funding opportunities for regional arts and culture facilities
Byron Bay wins big at Tourism Awards
ICC Sydney hosts first international site tour
Diamonds shine bright at Netball World Cup
Camden Haven goes mobile-ready
13 August 2015 Regional Flagship Event funding now open
Sydney Opera House – The Opera to premiere in 2016
Dungog Festival program unveiled
Five ships to set record in Sydney Harbour
Raise a cup to new tearooms
Cheetah cub brings in the crowds at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Fans gearing up for Netball World Cup final
Largest big data conference held in Sydney
Sydney’s historic buildings open their doors
Avalon on the Beach embraces the view
Destination NSW South-East Asia Mission
7 August 2015 Sydney to host My Fair Lady
Port Stephens dolphin census makes a splash
Netball World Cup courts sporting success
Extreme Sailing Series to return to Sydney harbour
Festival is “world class”
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour 2016 presents Puccini’s Turandot
Vivid Sydney on show at international event
North Coast Tourism Awards
Mudgee Food and Wine Festival stages pop-up event
Sydney welcomes new airline services from China
Destination NSW South Korea Workshop
Save the dates for travel trade missions
31 July 2015 Record international visitors come to NSW
Inland Tourism Awards
Creative minds sought for Vivid 2016
Barangaroo Point Reserve set to open
Tourism and events support guide released
Les Misérables scoops the pool at Helpmann Awards
Sydney Airport opens Student Welcome Desk
Junior bowlers to battle it out in Wollongong
Mel Gibson film to be shot in NSW
International Convention Centre hotel construction underway
10,000 Amway delegates to visit Sydney
Noma, top-class restaurant, coming to Sydney
Sydney welcomes Japanese visitors as new Qantas flights commence from Haneda, Tokyo
TAA NSW Awards for excellence
Local artist showcases at Newcastle Art Gallery
24 July 2015 Newcastle gears up for Port to Port mountain biking event
New website to promote tourism to Regional NSW
Blue Mountains walking track re-opens following upgrade
Golf fans to flock to Sydney for Emirates Australian Open
Matt Moran steps up to the plate for food festival
Bloggers gather in Sydney
Painting on the edge
Gallery walking tours
NSW Tourism Awards
17 July 2015 Sydney set for event weekend bonanza
Vivid Sydney wins international award
Dubbo to host Cricket Championships
Theatre awards launched
Big names join star-studded Helpmann awards
Aerial adventure gives a bird’s eye view
Restored heritage accommodation opens in Royal National Park
New Tokyo to Sydney airline service to launch
Willoughby Spring Festival reinvigorated
Newcastle Airport hotel ready for take off
Darling Harbour installation brings in visitors
Country Music Festival
10 July 2015 Sydney is number one again
Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO) model to undergo new review
Wollongong to host Eastern University Games
New cycling event secured for NSW for three years
Bledisloe Cup Festival sets tone for rugby fever
Taronga’s joey’s cuteness is too much to “bear”
“Broken Heel” Festival
03 July 2015 NSW attracts more visitors than any other state
New Central Coast marketing campaign
Destination NSW leads on digital strategy
South Coast campaign success
Bennelong is back
Musical to hit the right note
Tribute cricket match to be played in Coffs Harbour
Online tourism tool kit
Future stars kicking goals at Youth Championships
Awe-inspiring flights over South Solitary Island
Event Symposium calls for proposals