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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January - June 2015 editions are available in the table below.

Previous editions

Insights January - June 2014  |  Insights July - December 2014

Insights January - June 2013  |  Insights July - December 2013

Insights January - June 2012  |  Insights July - December 2012

Issue Articles
29 May 2015 Vivid numbers grow in 2015
University of Sydney is lights on for Vivid
Tottenham Hotspur climb the coathanger
Badminton superstars take to the court in Sydney
Good news for NSW hotels in national hotel awards
Long weekend events in NSW
Adam and Clementine swan home
Value of tourism to the economy
A Cool Yule at Darling Harbour
Walkabout Japan 2015
World-class arts precinct at Walsh Bay
Last chance to be part of India Travel Mission 2015
Sydney business event awarded
Give your opinion
2015 Australian Event Awards now open
 22 May 2015 Vivid Sydney lights up again in 2015
Accessible Vivid
Sustainable Vivid
Dream line-up for sports fans
Nsw is Australia’s dining hotspot
Sydney hotel in list of Top 100 Hotels in the World
June long weekend events
Keeping you informed
World’s best volleyball players to compete in Sydney
International community first to see ICC Sydney
Improved access to Sydney Airport
15 May 2015 Vivid app launches with one week until lights go on
Sydney ranks number one for conventions
Culinary experiences part of Vivid creativity
Romance to promote Southern Highlands
Awards to recognise excellence in tourism
Sydney stars to the Max
Regional NSW gears up for weekend events
Powerboat racers set to make a splash
Paul Kelly to be recognised at Helpmann awards
Hotel developments help tourism sector ranking
Tourism survey participants needed
Destination NSW appoints Manager Sector Development
08 May 2015 Harry’s in the House
Sydney stars in TODAY show broadcast
Regional tourism funding applications open
World heritage-listed Lord Howe Island is the star of the show
Attenborough to narrate Vivid Life Story installation
Vivid targets Chinese visitors
Coffee festival set to brew in the rocks
Young launches Chinese website
League of Legends to descend on Luna Park
01 May 2015 TODAY showcases Sydney
Grace Jones to perform at Vivid Sydney
Chelsea FC set for kick-off
Coffs Harbour is touched by Football Cup
Port Macquarie gears up for IRONMAN
Workshops target Aboriginal tourism businesses
Wings Over Illawarra cancelled
Train tourism campaign on track
Inland Tourism Awards
Product Workshops builds networks
Madame Tussauds’ wax figures come to life
24 April 2015 Message from the CEO
Countdown is on for Vivid Sydney
NSW on show in China event
Badminton serves up Sydney visitors
New exhibition lights up
Sydney shines on big screen
Biggest pumpkin for a big animal
Double Bay in the spotlight
Trade Mission “a success”
Industry invited to Tourism Awards launch event
Gallipoli diary on display for the first time
17 April 2015 NSW food and wine steps up to the plate in US TV show
Matildas set to tread the boards
NSW fashionistas lead the pack
Wings over Illawarra launch takes to the skies
Digital lifestyle brand showcases Sydney
Sydney and NSW to reflect on Anzac Day next week
NSW businesses top tourism awards
Awards gain new broadcaster and new date
Athletes take on Jervis Bay
Powerboat racers set to make a splash
10 April 2015 Royal Easter Show bags the visitors
Hoodoo Gurus add second Vivid Sydney show
Heritage week a part of Bathurst’s bicentenary celebrations
Qantas goes wild for Dubbo
Sydney precincts in your pocket
US TV show featuring NSW nominated for Emmy Award
Elvis tribute artist pours heart into Parkes Festival
Free wi-fi hotspots at YHA
TTF conference
02 April 2015 Travel partnership set to attract youth market
Griffith to celebrate at La Festa
See fish inside out in striking new exhibition from the Smithsonian
Dolphins make a splash
New Minister for Tourism and Major Events announced
Film festival set to roll out the red carpet
Campaign raises a glass to State’s food and wine destinations
Sydney is “a choice destination”
27 March 2015 Aida set to impress at tonight’s opening of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour
Hats on Sydney! The Show’s in town
Les Misérables premieres in Sydney
Awaba Mountain Bike Park set to be star attraction of Port to Port MTB
Rowing Regatta to take Western Sydney by storm
Deni Ute Muster goes all Australian
On a mission to promote NSW in China
New hotel announced for North Sydney
Keep the kids entertained this Easter
Creative talent set for crowning
Sydney cruise passengers report released
20 March 2015 Vivid Sydney 2015: Biggest ever program announced
New Sydney & NSW in Winter and Vivid Sydney guides released this weekend
Supercross event set to roar
Pop-up holiday park brings leisurely pace to Sydney
Sydney secures Helpmann awards for two more years
Opera in the Paddock set to amaze
Easter school holidays
Merivale adds to its portfolio
Raise a glass in the Hunter
13 March 2015 Sydney to host Sevens World Series in 2016
Queens of cruise lead the pack
Exclusive exhibitions announced for Sydney International Art Series
Smooth sailing for Port Stephens
National Championships set to make a splash in Sydney
International hockey events secured for Sydney
Wagga Wagga to welcome student athletes for the Eastern University Games
Modern luxury abounds at Langham
Take a ride back in history on Sydney Olympic Park’s heritage railway
ABBA Festival is Bjorn again
Inland Tourism Awards
6 March 2015 Funding to promote visitation to Regional NSW
Soccer legends set for kick-off
North Coast secures cycling event
Regatta finds a home at Penrith
Timeline explores Sydney’s rich history
Top Gear Festival Sydney ignites old rivalry
Events campaign set for Japanese launch
Virgin set to fly to Tamworth
Multicultural March celebrates diversity
Junee Rhythm ‘n’ Rail festival on track
LGA Visitor Profile reports released
Sydney Visitor profile reports released
Creative talent set for crowning
Hosting opportunities offered to industry
27 February 2015 Tourism plan delivers
South African cricket team receives a Bondi welcome
An Evening With Morrissey: Exclusive to Vivid Live during Vivid Sydney
Float along to Sydney’s Mardi Gras Parade
Surfest rides the waves in Newcastle
Inter Dominion Sydney picks up the pace
Regional NSW featured in latest episode of Sydney Weekender
Cross Triathlon to traverse the Snowies
Hunter Valley Conference and Events Centre is open for business
Newcastle Airport expansion to allow take-off of international flights
Tickets on sale for Australian Badminton Open in Sydney
Virtual tour shows off Convention Centre
Bingham Cup scores at Sports Awards
Organ restoration hits the right note
20 February 2015 Skateboarding’s best take on BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi
Superstar Tony Hawk carves it up in Newcastle
Surf rowers compete for glory at Shellharbour
University of Sydney to illuminate a Vivid Path to the Future
NSW home to Australia’s best value destinations
Gong xi fa cai! Gong hey fat choy!
P&O ship cruises into Eden
E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic to host 2015 ASTRA Awards
Hostel network helps carry the pack
Just for kids
13 February 2015 Teams set to battle for ICC Cricket World Cup
Albury’s hip new Atura Hotel opens
Wild About Whales campaign makes a splash
Love is in the air
Koalas bear health check
Sydney Chinese New Year leaps to life tonight
Future stars kicking goals at National Championships
Chinese tourists choose Sydney at CTrip awards
Australia sings for Eurovision
Meriton celebrates Travellers’ Choice win
Registration opens for Destination Australia Conference
6 February 2015 Sydney’s Chinese New Year set to be a cracker
Celebrating a record year in major events
NSW shines bright on red carpet
Raise a glass to Food and Wine Festival
Asian Cup a roaring success on and off the field
Tickets on sale to Sydney Royal Easter Show
Orchestra sails to a different tune
Innovative website to promote Sydney and NSW launches in China
Renovation of a national icon
REMIX Sydney Global Summit returns for Vivid Ideas
Event calendar released
Aboriginal tourism snapshot
New LGA accommodation reports released
30 January 2015 NSW food and wine reaches new heights during 2014
Wings Over Illawarra secured for 2015
Stars of film and television shine at AACTA awards
Legendary Pacific Coast receives RVEF funding
Aboriginal tourism soars in nsw
Vivid Sydney’s Play Me! wins at DIGI Awards
Joeys delight at Taronga Zoo
Chinese culture on show
World renowned coworking event confirmed as part of Vivid Ideas
Women’s rugby to score in Sydney
Arrive early to cheer on Socceroos in Asian Cup Final
23 January 2015 Celebration of a nation takes centre stage in NSW
Australia Day celebrations
Sydney wins huge incentive trip for Chinese business
Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter Walkway taking shape as World Cup approaches
Legends on board for surf event
Regional NSW to benefit from RVEF funding
Broken Hill heritage listing set to “increase tourism”
Boardriders Battle set for North Cronulla
Locals triumph at Youth Trans-Tasman Touch Football series
Australian Theatre’s leading minds gather in Sydney
Lee’s final match is a top wicket with record crowd
Registrations closing for Destination NSW’s United Kingdom and Germany Trade Mission
16 January 2015 Bowled over with success – Indian tourism campaign to be shown during Cricket World Cup
Tony Hawk to defend title at BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi
Stars shine for screen awards
Country Music Festival hits Tamworth streets
Sydney hosts world-first tennis event
Cricket World Cup bats for Bowral
Orchestra to project live on Opera House sails
Asian Cup football kicks off in NSW
Thredbo Blues Festival
Registrations open for Destination NSW trade mission
Webinar looks at Instagram for tourism businesses
09 January 2015 2015 Sydney Festival launches
Funding to promote Legendary Pacific Coast
Parkes ‘All Shook Up’ in celebration of Elvis
Fly high in the Illawarra
Coffs Coast app puts region on the map
Darling Harbour checks in
Tourism conference goes local