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
24 June 2016 Lights out on Vivid Sydney 2016
NSW Budget delivers boost for tourism and major events
Wayne Gretzky brings ice hockey to Sydney
Free ‘Love Your Listing’ webinar next week
Cricket Australia – Australian Junior Indoor Championships in Dubbo
American Quarter Horse Association Youth World Cup official opening
World Junior Surfing Championships heading to Kiama
Celebrity Chefs to headline Tastings on Hastings 2016
Snow Time in Hunter Valley Gardens
Heritage activation grants closing
Ballina Fine Wine & Food Festival
Troy Cassar-Daley to headline Trundle Bush Tucker Day
Greater Blue Mountains Heritage Trail open day
Airport Arrival SmartGates opened to more countries
17 June 2016 Domestic visitors to NSW attract record $16 billion
Final weekend for Vivid Sydney 2016
Countdown to FFA National Youth Championships for girls in Coffs Harbour
Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition in Sydney
New aerial park and tree-climbing experience for Western Sydney
$480,000 to support thriving NSW tourism industry
Vivid Sydney and regional NSW on show to international delegates
Help create a giant human whale in Port Stephens
Four Points by Sheraton Sydney to open in Central Park in 2018
Olympic training facility bound for regional NSW
Sydney Weekender to showcase regional NSW this Sunday
Visitor Information Centres in NSW
Evocities MTB series 2016 Round 2 in Albury this Sunday
10 June 2016 NSW welcomes visitors after east coast low
There’s still plenty of time to see Vivid Sydney
Digital marketing webinars for NSW tourism industry
Badminton stars compete for Rio Olympics ranking points in Sydney
June long weekend events
Winter in the Riverina
The Calyx opens at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney & South Coast to hit 20 million TV viewers across North Asia
Shutterfest: Port Stephens photography competition
Disney’s Magical Ice Festival in Wollongong
Open Marrickville Festival
Tickets on sale for NYE on Cockatoo Island
3 June 2016 International visitors choose NSW as their destination
Vivid Sydney opening weekend attracts record crowds
TODAY Show broadcasts from NSW Hunter Valley
Intel Drone 100 to light up Vivid Sydney sky
Battle on the border draws cyclists to NSW North Coast
World premiere exhibition unveiled by Bjork as part of Vivid Sydney
Whale of a spectacle on the way
Sydney Harbour Bridge lights up in blue for State of Origin
Where Sky meets Earth Aboriginal art exhibition
Shoalhaven Coast Winter Wine Festival
Yass workshop registrations closing soon
Perisher Peak Festival
The Little Prince at Riverside Parramatta
Sydney Airport rolls out next stage of improvements at T1
Sustainable Brands inaugural Sydney conference
What’s on in June
 27 May 2016 Vivid Sydney glow takes over the city
New Vivid Sydney precincts light up
Carriageworks night markets for Vivid Sydney
NSW Government provides funding boost for the Deni Ute Muster
Australian wine writers visit the Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival
Brewarrina races
Good Design Festival
Alstonville family festival
Attract more overseas visitors to your business
Car museum heralds new attraction for Gosford
Sydney’s Magical Soirées
Camden Haven food festival
Semi Permanent
Newcastle Art Gallery’s Black White & Restive exhibition
 20 May 2016 Sydney to host Australian Tourism Exchange in 2017
Ready, set, glow! One week until Vivid Sydney
New-look Vivid Sydney app to help festival goers move around
Dates set for XI FIP World Polo Championship in Sydney
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia kicks off in Sydney
Countdown on for annual cutting futurity in Tamworth
South Coast to launch River of Art Festival 2016
Sydney on cloud nine after securing Openstack business event
Sculpture at Scenic World records strong visitation
Sydney tops international rankings in business events
Bizet’s Carmen to return to Sydney Harbour
Tickets on sale for Sydney Film Festival
Sydney Writers’ Festival
Casino Beef Week
New art acquisitions by MCA, Qantas & Tate
Port to Port Newcastle
ATE special edition
18 May 2016
NSW on show at Australian Tourism Exchange
ATE delegates take part in NSW famils program
ATE samples gourmet NSW produce
It’s ON in NSW: massive year of major events ahead
Visitation figures prove NSW is Australia’s number one regional destination
Packed sporting calendar attracting thousands of visitors to NSW
13 May 2016 Sydney to stage Broadway musical Beautiful
New event series ‘Sydney Table’ launched for Vivid Sydney 2016
Dubbo set to welcome new baby elephant
Launch of new cultural event Sydney Sings
Stellar cast revealed for My Fair Lady
Baseball championships tee off in Lismore
Book your place at tourism workshops in June
2016 Aus-X Open confirmed for Sydney
Plains-wanderer bird joins koala on nsw iconic species list
Sydney Film Festival program launched
Australian Tourism Exchange starts on Sunday
ATE 2016 trade factsheets
Darlington point to feature on Sydney Weekender
Hawkesbury River showcased in Monocle magazine
Eurobodalla River of Art Festival
Western Sydney Model Show
Isabella Blow exhibition opens this weekend
6 May 2016 Vivid Sydney festival to light up in three weeks
Dancing queens flock to Trundle’s ABBA Festival in regional NSW
Penrith to host Ballet Under the Stars
Kings Cross Hotel joins Vivid music program
Regional NSW Events Conference hailed a success
Player line-up revealed for Australian Badminton Open
Stockton Beach to be showcased on Weekend Sunrise
Arsenal tour dates announced
NSW Open Golf bigger and better in 2016
Yass Valley on Sydney Weekender
Hydro Majestic Hotel winter ball
Grants available for festivals & events
North Coast tourism awards
Macarthur tourism promotion
Hawkesbury harvest markets
Jazz in Berry
What’s on in May
29 April 2016 More Chinese travellers encouraged to visit Sydney and regional NSW
Oscar de la Renta to show at Sydney’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia
North Coast to be showcased on Channel Seven’s Sunrise
Regional NSW prepares for NRL representative matches
Sydney shines as home of international conferences
New NSW export-ready products launched
Isabella Blow: A Fashionable Life exhibition extended
Tickets on sale Monday for Helpmann Awards
Last chance to see John Peart exhibition in Newcastle
Sydney to feature in Disney ride
Porsche festival at Eastern Creek
Planned improvements for King Street Wharf
Southern Highlands antique fair
22 April 2016 The Sydney Conservatorium of Music lights up for Vivid Sydney
Sydney woos well-heeled travellers across Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific
Double rhino milestones at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
New family festival for Western Sydney
Vivid Ideas announces full 2016 program
Wollongong to host Eastern University Games
Sydney secures world’s largest obstetrics & gynecology conference
Countdown on for Batlow Ciderfest
New agreement with Sichuan Airlines to bring more Chinese visitors to NSW
DC Comics exhibition extended due to popular demand
North coast to shine on Better Homes & Gardens
Regional Tourism Awards call for entries
Record cruise season for NSW
Hurry for early bird rates at Bravo Challenge
Registrations open for Corroboree Asia 2016
Trail runners descend on Blue Mountains
15 April 2016 New home chosen for the Powerhouse Museum
Huge investment in sport, entertainment and the visitor economy
NSW tourism promoted in China with new Business Development Manager
Boggabri locals fire up for Drovers Campfire Week
Athletes race to Port Macquarie Ironman
Byron Spirit Festival
Kidgeeridge Music Festival
Festival legends headline NSW regional events conference
Leura Harvest Festival
AACTA call for entries
What’s on in April
8 April 2016 David Campbell to star in Dream Lover musical
Tickets selling fast for second BJÖRK DIGITAL party at Carriageworks for Vivid Sydney
Sunrise to showcase stunning Great Western Plains and Outback NSW this weekend
FIM Asia Supermoto Championships secured for Newcastle
Sydney International Art Series drives record visitation
NSW Government to support regional mountain bike event
Update on regional tourism review
NSW trade mission on show in the United Kingdom
NSW arts and cultural program unveiled
Mudgee tourism industry workshop
Canowindra Balloon Challenge
Orange F.O.O.D Week
Sail Port Stephens
Sculpture at Scenic World
Sustainable Brands Sydney conference
A little bit of Italy in Broke
North Coast tourism industry seminars
Mountain2Sea Festival
1 April 2016 State of Origin Series launch
Vivid magazine in newspapers this weekend
Xiamen Airlines partners with Australian Badminton Open
NSW clocks biggest year for caravan & camping
Sydney inspires Amway Taiwan to break world record
New cultural partnership to help Sydney shine
Easter Show ends on a high
Tamworth & Wagga Wagga compete in Southwest China Sister-City Photo Competition
Hill End’s festival of arts, feasting and heritage
Oracle’s of the Bush
94th Australian Athletics Championships
Youth travel industry leaders in Sydney
$1 million for NSW arts and cultural projects
What’s on in April
24 March 2016 Major AFL events to be held in Sydney
REX launches Snowy Mountains air services
Sydney voted number one by TripAdvisor
Sydney on show in Vogue Australia
Entries open for 2016 NSW Tourism Awards
New $3 million country club in Port Stephens
Wayne Gretzky to bring ice hockey to Sydney
Orange F.O.O.D Week to celebrate 25th birthday
NSW the home of “A Fashionable Life”
Regional NSW to shine on Sydney Weekender
Export-ready workshop in Windsor
Vivid Sydney 2016 sizzles
Tickets for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour
ARTEXPRESS 2016
Beautiful classic and wooden boats
Opera in the Paddock set to kick off next month
18 March 2016 Two new precincts for Vivid Sydney 2016
BridgeClimb lights up for Vivid Sydney 2016
Domestic visitors spend record $16 billion in NSW
New agreement secures major football matches in NSW for five years
A$19 million meditech event secured for Sydney
NSW tourism operators to sell NSW to the United Kingdom and Europe
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour stage revealed for 2016
Inaugural 2016 NSW regional events conference
Longines Golden Slipper at Rosehill
Youth, backpacker and student travel industry conference
Beautiful Leura
2016 Regional Tourism Awards
Sydney Royal Easter Show is on!
11 March 2016 Sydney’s new exhibition centre takes shape in Darling Harbour
New marketing agreement to boost Chinese visitor numbers
NSW tourism operators showcase the State in china
Launch of ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016 program
Experience the best of Albury
World’s best perform in Sydney International Piano Competition
Tickets on sale for NSW Caravan and Camping SUPERSHOW
Annual Helpmann Awards set to shine in 2016
Dazzling Dahlias in the Blue Mountains
Newcastle Art Gallery what’s on
What’s on in March
4 March 2016 World-class tourism marketing makes NSW number one
Sydney welcomes new Qatar Airways services
Australian Open of Surfing is now on
School holiday and Easter holiday tips
NSW/United States ties strengthened following trade mission
New Caravan and Camping guides
Dream cast announced for Disney’s Aladdin
Sydney’s Mardi Gras on this weekend
Merimbula Export-Ready workshop
Outback NSW features on Today Show
Best value destinations in Australia
Blak Markets bush food event
Art Month in Sydney
Airport welcome desk open for students
Enhanced marine management on NSW coast
26 February 2016 Socceroos to play Greece in Sydney
Romantic escapes in Port Macquarie
Vivid LIVE first artist announced: Anohni
Sydney shines with Asian incentive trips
Majestic concert series in Blue Mountains
RVEF funding applications close on 11 March
2016 exhibition and events year calendar
State-of-art hotel convention centre
What’s on in March
19 February 2016 Record breaking Vivid Sydney to extend in 2016
Regional NSW magazine on show to millions this weekend
Greenfields Beach makes the Guardian UK’s top 12 best beaches in the world list
Four luxury cruise vessels call in Sydney
Sydney beaches voted as Australia’s top 10 beaches
Orange F.O.O.D week celebrates its 25th birthday
Registrations open for NSW Regional Events Conference
Largest English lesson in the world held on Bondi Beach
ICC Sydney announces 2017 exhibition season
Head On Photo Festival is back
Southern Highlands Welcome Centre to open this weekend
Sydney secures over $62 million in business events since January
What’s on in February
12 February 2016 Vivid Sydney to illuminate Taronga Zoo
College Football Sydney Cup kicks off in August
‘NSW First’ Tourism Workshop Program launched
NSW shines at Australian Tourism Awards
New motoring festival for Sydney
NSW is the star on Sydney Weekender
Congratulations to Arakwal Dolphin Dreaming
Funding for National Park tour operators
Additional Snowy Mountains flights for winter
Keep in touch with the Shoalhaven
What’s on in regional NSW in February
5 February 2016 Inaugural Sydney 7s kicks off this weekend
McGrath Foundation shines at Vivid Sydney
New campaign to promote NSW caravan and camping holidays
Sydney Sings for new festival
Southern 80 makes a splash in Echuca-Moama
Bathurst to host 2016 BMX National Championships
Taronga Zoo hosts its wildest party in 2016
Funding open for Aboriginal arts projects in regional NSW
It’s ON! in Orange
Newcastle arts news
New interactive holiday planner for Southern Highlands
Discover Pittwater app
Sea life Sydney Aquarium releases rescued dugong
What’s on in February
29 January 2016 NSW’s coastal and aquatic experiences light up New York
NSW Government partnership with China Southern to promote new flights between Sydney and Shenzhen China
World renowned photographer captures beauty of Sydney and Wolgan Valley
New chefs receive training of a lifetime at Noma Australia
Blue Steel views over Sydney
Blue Mountains celebrates the Roaring 20s
Big weekend of Rugby Sevens in Sydney
Newcastle and Parramatta to host international rugby league
Last call for South Coast inbound workshops
Hunter Valley hotels among Australia’s best
Regional museum funding
Coming up next week
22 January 2016 Volleyfest secured for Manly until 2018
Celebrate Australia Day 2016 in Sydney
Home run opportunity for Lismore tourism
Albury to host 2018 Australian Deaf Games
LGNSW Tourism Conference coming to Byron Bay
Summer of music on the north coast
New funding for country arts in NSW
Celebrate year of the monkey in Chippendale
Kurt Fearnley OAM honoured
Diary date for dancing in the Blue Mountains
15 January 2016 Australia’s country music capital comes alive
Summer tennis major visitor drawcard for Sydney
South Coast inbound workshops
The Eden comes to Eden
Celebrate Australia Day on a Harbour Island
Caravan and Camping in NSW
Diary date for the Roaring 20s Festival
Discover Byron Bay
8 January 2016 Extraordinary exhibitions for Sydney International Art Series 2016-2017
Football fans welcome Liverpool Legends to Sydney
Regional NSW leads the nation in regional job growth
Elvis has left the station
It’s ON in Wollongong in January
Happy 100th birthday to Taronga Zoo!
New Sydney Airport hotel
New York Times to feature Sydney
Headline music acts for Sydney Rugby 7s
Sydney Hills Outdoor Cinema kicks off