Insights Newsletter

1 November 2011

Insights: 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
24 October 2014 Sydney voted one of world’s best cities by Condé Nast Traveler readers
Jhappi time bound for the Indian box office
Summer in Sydney set to come alive with Sydney Festival
International foodies to experience NSW food and wine
A Sculpture by the Sea in Walcha
CoastOut Festival begins
Applications to attend ATE 2015 now open
Destination NSW appoints new editorial and content director
Cast your vote for Australia’s favourite event
New Israel and Australia visa arrangement
Business Events Sydney wins Prevue Visionary Award
Path of Champions honours Australian athletes
Seven Bridges Walk on this weekend
17 October 2014 Sydney-Australian premiere season of Matilda The Musical launched
NSW Government honours Matilda The Musical’s Tim Minchin
Gearing up for Sydney NRMA 500
NSW Tourism Awards finalists announced
Central Coast Rugby Sevens back to excite fans in Wyong
New ministers for Tourism and Major Events, and Regional Tourism
NSW wine regions feature on Visitnsw.com
My Legendary Drive social media campaign
Campbelltown Historical Ghost Tour
New ambassador for Business Events Sydney
10 October 2014 Come, create, celebrate at Corroboree Sydney
It’s ON! Bravo Team Challenge event bound for Wollongong
ARIA Awards nominations
Port Stephens boasts Australia’s only Chinese junk boat
NSW beaches are top quality
Walking tour app helps visitors step back in time
Festival of Cycling and Wellbeing
Level up with a career in hospitality
Stellar lineup for VANFEST in Central West NSW
Applications open for North America trade events
3 October 2014 Sydney welcomes inaugural Qantas A380 direct service from Dallas/Fort Worth
Sydney and Newcastle recognised as world festival and event cities
Kasey Chambers announced for Deniliquin Ute Muster
Secure tickets for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Aida
2015 AACTA Awards
Dirty Dancing Cast Announced
Voting now open for Australia’s favourite event
Roll up for the Sydney Rides festival
RVEF Round Two Contestable funding open
Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Awards
Byte Exchange and Adventure Travel Awards
26 September 2014 New South Wales’ wine regions showcased to the world
NSW features in restaurant Australia pop-up
Wicked flies into Sydney
Summer in Sydney set to sizzle
Port to Port MTB returns to Newcastle in 2015
Sydney-based feature film to showcase harbour city
Seven Bridges Walk back this October
Statewide Zone Managers appointed to drive visitation across NSW
NSW FIRST Workshops: Griffith, Armidale and Moama
Students arrive for Australian University Games
2014 ARIA Awards returns to Sydney
Mudgee engages with wedding market
Paddington Markets sources best of local producers
19 September 2014 Sydney Running Festival
Destination NSW secures another Australian premiere
2015 Parkes Elvis festival program announced
NSW Wine Awards
Sydney’s first public labyrinth in Centennial Park
Rejuvenating Sydney’s western harbour
Funding boost for regional tourism projects
New arrival for Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Sydney Open showcases iconic buildings
Farm Cove Harbour walk restored
Savannah Cabins open at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Sydney Weekender short breaks special
Southern Highlands Chamber Music Festival
Festival of Walking launch a fun family affair
Beams Arts Festival
Destination NSW New Zealand Product Workshop
12 September 2014 Australian open of surfing returns to Manly
NRL Finals Series to light it up in Sydney
NSW trumps other states in domestic tourism stakes
Matt Moran’s new three level venue at Barangaroo
Networking workshop supports Aboriginal tourism operators
Sydney home to world’s best gelato
Secure your place at the NSW FIRST Workshops
‘Stretch or Splurge Sydney’ campaign awarded in Singapore
Registrations open for the 2014 ARTN Convention
Destination NSW Regional Manager UK and Germany appointed
Tulip Time in the Southern Highlands
Sydney features in Saveur Culinary Travel Awards
Tyalgum Music Festival this weekend
Celebrating 75 years of Australian youth hostels
5 September 2014 Premier makes first visit to China
Sydney named best overseas city for restaurant and bars
NSW welcomes one million international youth visitors
Australian Garden Show Sydney underway
Vivid Sydney seeks creative industry leaders for cutting edge industry events
Explore regional NSW this school holidays
Cowra blossoms for Spring Japanese Garden Festival
WUPA@Wanaruah Aboriginal Art and Cultural Event
Showcase your business to ATE 2015 buyers
Last chance to register for Destination NSW USA Mission
Stampede bound for Dubbo this Father’s Day
Classes aim to cook up a storm
Darling Harbour Culture Beats
Artist submissions open for Sculpture at Scenic World
Taronga Zoo names chimpanzee baby
29 August 2014 New luxury hotel at Darling Harbour
James Thierrée returns to Sydney Festival with Tabac Rouge
Bingham Cup Rugby kicks off in Sydney
Dungog Festival underway in the Hunter Valley
Parramasala 2014 program announced
Destination NSW Japan Mission underway
Sydney Weekender NSW school holidays special
Australian Travellers urged to Pack Some Peace of Mind
Country Championships 2015
22 August 2014 Lord Howe Island - Just Paradise
It’s ON! in the Blue Mountains this spring
$10 million upgrade to Bondi Pavilion
Strong showing for Sydney productions at the 2014 Helpmann Awards
Inaugural Sydney Harbour and Coast Walk kicks off
Inaugural Sydney Motorsport Park 400
Registrations filling for 2014 NSW FIRST Workshop Program
Strictly Ballroom the Musical director Baz Luhrmann has his home celebrated in new tourist trail
Digital platform launched to drive online bookings to the Murray
Giant turtle hurtles into Cockle Bay
Sydney Open celebrates city’s architectural history
New CEO for Mudgee Region Tourism
Applications now open to attend Destination NSW USA Mission 2014
Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards
14 August 2014 Sydney steps up to the plate with baseball success
Rory McIlroy returns to entertain audiences at the 2014 Emirates Australian Open
Art Series goes pop
Hunter Valley in world top 10
Dance music conference makes the right moves
Museum conference to attract communications experts
P&O floatilla to grace NSW harbour city
8 August 2014 Sydney steps up to the plate with baseball success
Rory McIlroy returns to entertain audiences at the 2014 Emirates Australian Open
Art Series goes pop
Hunter Valley in world top 10
Dance music conference makes the right moves
Museum conference to attract communications experts
P&O floatilla to grace NSW harbour city
1 August 2014 Cricket World Cup takes in tourism hot spots
Regional Flagship Events funding now open
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour returns to thrill visitors with Aida
NSW chefs to showcase Aussie cuisine in Restaurant Australia campaign
$3 million overhaul of Circular Quay wharf
Bennelong restaurant calls for expressions of interest
70th Anniversary of Cowra Breakout
Country NSW expo
Surfest Newcastle
Inland Tourism Awards announced
25 July 2014 Condolences for MH17
Bays transformation has massive tourism potential
Destination NSW partners with HotelClub to showcase Sydney’s winter gems
Lord Howe Island searches for star videographer
Snowy Mountains to host Oceania Cross Triathlon Championships
$100,000 upgrade for Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Centre
20 million visits for Destination NSW’s consumer websites
Tourism Accommodation Australia celebrates the best of NSW
Caravan Industry Association develops local economic benefit calculator
Latest National Visitor Survey results online
Mobile indoor lawn bowls green ready to roll record
Tune into SBS 2 for Port to Port MTB doco
Destination NSW trade events update - New Zealand and USA
Poacher’s Way online magazine
Calling on volunteers for a week of Bingham Cup celebrations
18 July 2014 NSW a foodie’s paradise
Helpmann Awards nominations
World’s largest financial conference comes to Sydney
National Variety Bash heads for NSW
Say hello to koalas in Port Macquarie
Newcastle Eastern University Games wraps up, next stop Wagga Wagga
BridgeClimb launches online experience
New hand rails at Jenolan Caves
Southern Highlands ties the knot
Foosball fun in The Rocks
2014 New Zealand New Product Workshop
Final chance to register for Destination NSW Japan Mission 2014
11 July 2014 Sydney and NSW Australia’s favourite city and state
World class whale watching in NSW
The Rocks Aroma Festival
Tyrannosaurs closes 27 July
MTV and Destination NSW showcase first hand travel accounts in NSW
Season’s first koala joeys arrive
One millionth passenger on Scenic Railway
Destination NSW appoints Group Director, Destination Development
Tourism & Transport Forum appoints new CEO
Royal Randwick joins Bledisloe festivities
Vote for Hunter Valley as one of world’s top wine regions
Peter Kuruvita confirmed for Tastings on the Hastings
Competition to name Sydney’s highest event space
New generation vessel joins Captain Cook Cruises fleet
4 July 2014 Medley of musicals at 14th Annual Helpmann Awards
International hotel groups announce new investment
New accommodation in Sydney’s Centennial Park
NSW grown truffle sets new record
2014 Australian Surf Festival headed for Coffs Harbour
Free guide to help grow NSW tourism
Another number one accolade for Sydney
Royal National Park’s top ten walk
New hotel and improved traffic flow at Sydney Airport
Tropfest Roughcut returns
Partnership to boost south coast tourism
School holiday fun at Sydney Olympic Park
Savannah cabins to boost zoo’s accommodation capacity
Register now for Destination NSW Japan Mission 2014
Survey of Tourist Accommodation to continue