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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See January - June 2014 editions in the table below.

Previous editions

Insights July - December 2013  |  Insights January - June 2013

Insights July - December 2012  |  Insights January - June 2012

Issue Articles
4 April 2014 Lord Howe voted nation’s best holiday island
Pop up holiday park brings leisurely pace to Sydney CBD
Zoo’s new Zoofari Lodge accommodation leads the way
Affordable Asian Cup applauded
Destination NSW wins digital innovation award
Cast your vote now in the 2014 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards
Overseas arrivals and departures
Hunter Expressway opening welcomed by tourism operators
City of Sydney China Connect Workshops
27 March 2014 Destination NSW welcomes new Chair
Major League Baseball success signals NSW’s tourism and major events dominance
Sydney’s winter showcased in major tourism campaign
Asian Cup Australia 2015 final draw
Jamie Oliver at home in the Southern Highlands
New domestic caravan and camping travel to NSW snapshot
More music for Parramatta Park
Welcoming Chinese Visitors Program
Discover Your Career
21 March 2014 Sydney ready for Major League Baseball action
LA Dodgers star celebrates birthday down under
NSW tourism operators to sell NSW to China
Chief Funster racks up almost half a million moments in NSW
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’s Madama Butterfly opens tonight
Steaming weekend in Junee
Lyndey Milan’s Taste of Australia airs Sunday
Sydney International Rowing Regatta
Entries open for 2014 Inland Tourism Awards
12 March 2014 National visitors ring up record growth rates and spend in NSW
A bigger, brighter Vivid Sydney for 2014
Ironman 70.3 returns to Port Macquarie
It’s getting racy at the BMW Sydney Carnival
Record breaking cruise voyage to Newcastle
Three year investment for new film festival in Dungog
Coffs Harbour to remain National Touch Football hub
NSW to host three years of Eastern University Games
PLONK premieres on Network Ten
Seller registrations open for Australian Youth Tourism Exchange
Nominations open for Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Awards
7 March 2014 Sydney to host Socceroos World Cup farewell match
Lyndey Milan’s Taste of Australia stars NSW
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to visit NSW
NSW caravan and camping campaign launches for 2014
Dubbo to welcome a train load of visitors for Country City clash
Overseas Passenger Terminal upgrade
Top Gear festival revs up for a big weekend
John Cleese coming to Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Local Government NSW Tourism Conference
New regional Local Government Area profiles
New bushwalking guide to Georges River area of Macarthur
Meriton Serviced Apartments in record growth phase
Update: convict footprints
Vale Trevor Haworth AM
28 February 2014 It’s Strictly Sydney for Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical
NSW secures Australian premiere of Matilda The Musical
Sydney’s Major League Baseball makes world’s top 14
International campaign for Legendary Pacific Coast
New adventure tours for Sydney Harbour
Sculpture at Scenic World 2014
QT Sydney and the MCA join forces
Snowy Mountains Tourism benefits from NSW Government funding
Leadership 2014 Summit
Dockside Group business event strategies
Flavours of Autumn in the Highlands
Sydney Harbour YHA named among Lonely Planet’s top hotels
Russell Drysdale bronze monument for West Wyalong
International business events research
21 February 2014 Tickets on sale for Juventus vs A League All Stars
$50 million in events secured for new convention & exhibition centre
Cricket World Cup tickets now on sale
Modern Family touches down in Australia
Additional $1.8 million for Blue Mountains recovery
Newcastle Craft Beer Week
Australian National Maritime Museum unveils new venue
NSW Premier visits Japan and the Philippines
Applications open for NSW crown reserve funding
World Heritage area comes alive
New BIG4 holiday park resort in Wooli
Local Government NSW Tourism Conference
Sydney to Narrabri flights recommence
14 February 2014 Indian tourists encouraged to have a ‘Jhappi Time’ in NSW
NSW dominates Qantas Australian Tourism Awards
Vivid Sydney secures world’s best creative industries events
The Legendary Pacific Coast campaign
Free V8 Supercars Test Day
Strong interest in Sydney’s sandstones
Local Government NSW Tourism Conference
Inland Adventure Trail
Bourbon Street Mardi Gras at Island Bar
Mercure Sydney unveils new look
Gosford waterfront to be revitalised
7 February 2014 It’s ON! In Newcastle and the Hunter
Sydney a social media star
Sydney’s new convention and exhibition facilities
$500,000 boost to regional event funding
$16 million to fund recreational fishing projects
NSW Government backs wheelchair basketball
LGNSW Tourism Conference
BIG4 recipe book
First Hand Aboriginal workshops
Tuppal Food and Fibre Festival
Charleston Challenge sets new record
Landscape photography tours
Wine Time Festival
31 January 2014 Bumper major events line up for NSW in 2014
NSW productions dominate 2014 AACTA Awards
Opera House turns China red for Lunar New Year celebrations
King of country ‘Slim Dusty’ statue unveiled in Tamworth
Rhino exhibition inspires efforts to stop poaching
Sydney Marathon granted Silver Label status
Wingham Akoostik Music Festival recognised in Australia Day Awards
Photography tours in the Southern Highlands
Yabun Festival: a celebration of Aboriginal culture
Unique opportunity to engage with two leaders of world tourism
World’s largest hobie regatta sails into history
One year-old pig-nosed turtle and aquarist share birthday at SeaLife
Sydney on the trot for Chinese year of horse
Allphones Arena named 11th top grossing venue in the world
Australian of the Year Awards 2014
24 January 2014 Australia Day 2014: Get set to celebrate in Sydney and NSW
Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa named top hotel in Australia
Sydney International Rowing Regatta tickets on sale
Three Sisters declared an Aboriginal place
Meals in the Fields in Port Macquarie’s hinterland
Chinese NBA star Yao Ming shoots hoops with Sydney Kings players
Sydney Tower Eye celebrates Chinese New Year
Regional produce on menu for Long Lunch
Shoalhaven: a right royal destination
Australian Tourism Awards finalists announced
Name change for iconic Sydney Entertainment Centre
Australia Day in the ‘Gong’
$100,000 for Aboriginal regional arts projects
CLIA cruise report highlights Australia’s cruising growth
Explore the Blue Mountains this summer
International trials to determine field for 2014 Surfest
Sporting stars turn out for the Great Australian Swim
17 January 2014 Strictly Sydney
3rd AACTA International Awards winners announced
Celebrate Australia Day 2014 in Sydney and New South Wales
One step closer for the 2014 Lake Macquarie International Children’s Games
Beyond the beach: what’s new in Port Macquarie in 2014
Etihad Airways wins prestigious Air Transport World Award
Funding still accessible for regional operators
New Director, Partnership Programs for Destination NSW
Get into the groove on the Green Music Train
Flavours of summer in the Southern Highlands
New iPad app for the Offical Sydney Guide
Rugby league kicks off in the Illawarra
10 January 2014 Sydney Festival 2014 kicks off
Armidale: hotspot for 2014
Roaring 20s Festival set to make a flap in Blue Mountains
Summer Sunset pop-up bar on Railway Square in time for Sydney Festival
Whole lotta shaking goin’ on!
NSW centre stage at G’Day USA
One year to go for Asian Cup
Sydney set to uncover karaoke sensations
Australia Day on The Rocks
Country comfort food: farmers’ markets at Young
Pambula Annual Show
Putting Sydney on the map
The world’s an oyster for Narooma