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
23 September 2016 2017 Flagship Event Fund now open for regional NSW events
Crowded House to play Sydney exclusive shows
Wingham prepares for amazing Akoostik Music Festival
Join welcome home for Australian Paralympic heroes
Wollongong Fringe Festival
Wynyard Walk opened to pedestrians
Hunter Valley and Blue Mountains tourism workshops
Sydney Airport welcomes Qatar Airways’ A380
Blue Mountains Heritage Trail open day
Central Coast Beachletics
NSW wine collection launched at ICC Sydney
Free Sydney walking tours
Kids in the park
16 September 2016 Love Every Second of Sydney and NSW this Summer
Parkes Elvis Festival celebrates 25 years of hip-swivelling fun
Onwards and upwards for NSW domestic tourism
Surf Series returns to Avoca
Sydney to host historic women’s games for 2017 Rugby League World Cup
NSW partners with Hainan Airlines to attract more Chinese visitors to the State
Sydney named best cruise destination by Cruise Critic
Treasures of three museums find a new home
ATE17 seller applications open shortly
ATE17 Fun & Fitness Program
Mobile Me webinar
Tulip Time Festival
Lithgow Halloween ‘16
Beams Art Festival
Spring in the Riverina
Heavy traffic alert for Sydney
Parramatta talent comp
9 September 2016 Vivid Sydney injects $110 million into NSW economy
Coonabarabran to feature on Sydney Weekender
Stones fans to get some satisfaction in Sydney
Sydney to host world premiere of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical
Murrumbateman Moving Feast
World class racing facilities for Sydney’s west
This Is Not Art 2016
Camden Festival
Concert spectacular at the Hydro Majestic
Curtis Stone at Madame Tussauds Sydney
2 September 2016 Overseas visitors spend $9.1 billion in NSW
My Fair Lady now showing in Sydney
2016 Taste Riverina Festival
Sydney Opera House – The Opera: The Eighth Wonder
Countdown on for Deni Ute Muster
Sydney Airport celebrates Air India anniversary
Newcastle to host Australian Boardriders National Final
NSW Evocities MTB Challenge
Weekend Sunrise Riverina broadcast
Spring into Corrimal
Tyalgum Music Festival
Tourism’s economic contribution
Peter Rabbit to be made in NSW
One Hit Wonder in Thredbo
Call for port ambassadors
What’s on in September
26 August 2016 College Football touches down in Sydney
Women’s Sevens heroes to play in Sydney
Join athletes’ welcome home celebration
Indigenous All Stars to play in Newcastle
Be part of Vivid Music 2017
NSW announces partnership with Air China
Family fun with Goulburn steam shuttles
Get to the Penrith Caravan & Camping Expo
Construction begins on ‘Wild Play’ Garden
NSW Seniors Festival grants
ATE17 seller applications
Broken Hill tourism workshop
Destination NSW market research
Nowra Visitor Centre
Chippendale walking tours
19 August 2016 Barangaroo Reserve’s first birthday celebration
Orange Wine Festival unveils exciting events
ARIA Awards launch 30-year celebrations
Parramatta Park new home of Tropfest
Free social media webinar
Australia ranked most exciting destination for conferences
Parkroyal Parramatta hotel refurbishment
Coffs Harbour Running Festival
Fifties Fair at Rose Seidler House
12 August 2016 Australian premiere of Disney’s Aladdin opens to critical acclaim
Stunning designs for a renewed Opera House
Tourism workshops for North Coast region
Regional NSW prepares for Dubbo Stampede
Moore Park Light Rail design revealed
Applications open for Walkabout Japan 2017
Australian Cruise Association Conference
Moon Festival in Blue Mountains
Orange Wine Festival
Young Tourism Professionals Awards Program
5 August 2016 Sydney set for ‘Awesome August’
Australia’s best give gridiron posts kick of approval
Dungog Festival unveils a providore’s paradise
New campaign to showcase caravan and camping experiences in NSW
Channel Ten’s The Living Room to showcase Stockton Beach
New Destination NSW industry prospectus
Free star-gazing events at Campbelltown Observatory
NSW home to Australia’s favourite wine regions
Penrith Caravan, Camping and Holiday Expo
Destination Byron’s Annual Tourism Symposium
Walcha launches new visitor website
Your chance to see tall ship ‘Tenacious’ in Darling Harbour
What’s on in August
29 July 2016 New Harley Davidson event secured for Wollongong
Wollongong to hit television screens this weekend
Lifting accessibility to Sydney Harbour Bridge
New travel manual launched to attract Japanese school students to NSW
Destination NSW appoints new Business Development Manager in China
Industry update – International Business Development Program
Jackie Chan to produce next blockbuster film in NSW
NSW tourism industry celebrates regional awards
Sydney Design Festival program launch
Tourism Australia webinar series
Discover the riches of Cabonne
Inquiry into short-term holiday letting
Barangaroo ferry hub construction work
Regional NSW recognised in chef’s table awards
#MTVTRIPPERS wins best campaign
22 July 2016 NSW Government signs partnership with Qantas
Channel Nine’s Today Show to broadcast live from Thredbo
NSW winners congratulated at Tourism Accommodation Awards
Share your creative ideas for Vivid Sydney 2017
X-factor’s Cyrus to headline Kidtopia Festival in Sydney
Regional NSW to host two rounds of the 2016 Offshore Superboat Championships
NSW South Coast ‘Unspoilt’ campaign wins international award
Help name Sydney’s new ferry fleet
Expressions of interest sought for ATE 2017 NSW Famils Program
Gloucester Winter Street Fair
Sydney Science Festival
Bangalow Music Festival
Australian Surf Festival
Greg Whitehead Fishing Challenge
Byron Writers’ Festival
Bondi voted Australia’s best family beach
15 July 2016 Freddie Ljungberg marks one year until blockbuster Arsenal FC visit
Snowtunes music festival secured for Snowy Mountains until 2018
A Conversation with Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton – exclusive to Sydney
BRAVO Challenge returns to Wollongong for its second year
Coffs Harbour to shine in new episode of Sydney Weekender
Sydney to welcome two services from Hainan Airlines in September
Southern Hemisphere’s biggest coffee festival kicks off in the rocks
Program announced for Newcastle’s creative festival, This is Not Art 2016
Southern Highlands to welcome Australian writers this Saturday
8 July 2016 New tourism network for regional NSW
Applications open for new regional tourism Board roles
Warrumbungles declared Australia’s first ‘Dark Sky Park’
Sydney voted number one city by Travel + Leisure magazine
New Regional Manager for China
Tourism workshop for Canberra region
Event ideas sought for NSW national parks
New boardwalk for Sydney’s eastern beaches
Sculpture event at Barangaroo
NAIDOC Week celebrations in NSW
New cast members announced for Dream Lover – the Bobby Darin Musical
World’s finest pianists converge on Sydney
Applications extended for tourism infrastructure funding
South Solitary Island lighthouse tours
New Artistic Director of 21st Biennale of Sydney
Sydney features in Disney ride
One month to go until Bledisloe
1 July 2016 Vivid Sydney 2016 smashes visitor record with 2.3 million attendees
The Australian Surf Festival set to return to Coffs Harbour
Transplant Games a boost to Western Sydney
Destination NSW signs landmark tourism partnership with Sony Music
Free weekend draws record numbers to museums
Blue Mountains celebrates Christmas in July
Sydney to host Australian premiere exhibition – Egyptian Mummies
Applications open for tourism infrastructure funding
Eastern University Games in Wollongong
Hunter Valley Balloon Fiesta
Annual Tourism Symposium in Byron Bay
Contemporary art at Murray Art Museum
School holiday fun in Sydney
Bangarra’s Stephen Page recognised by Helpmann Awards
Bundanoon Winterfest
Travellers rate NSW Visitor Information Centres
What’s on in July