Insights Newsletter January – June 2012

9 July 2012



29 June 2012 Regional NSW accommodation providers called to action
NSW residents and families urged to get involved in Biennale of Sydney
Destination NSW farewells Lyndel Gray
NSW’s rising stars in tourism recognised
Taxi travel made easier for Chinese visitors
Travel by people over 55 - new snapshot
The Rocks taps into ground-breaking technology
Little penguins on display in Manly
Business planning and product development workshops - Narrabri and Bourke
Vale Peter Waterford
22 June 2012 NSW on show to international buyers
Destination NSW appoints India Manager
Legally Blonde stars promote Sydney at ATE
“Team NSW” at ATE delegates’ fingertips
NSW hospitality at ATE
“Welcome to Sydney” app for Chinese visitors
Sydney conventions update
Do tourism awards make a difference’
Brisbane Caravan and Camping Show
Scenic World’s $30 million railway upgrade
13 June 2012 Budget 2012-13 good news for tourism and major events
Destination NSW restructure
Be part of an amazing regional NSW travel initiative
Top international chefs in Crave line-up
Business visitors provide economic boost
Changes to tourism statistics - revised data collection
NSW the home for international rugby gold
New luxury NSW tours on sale in China
NSW showcased in the UK’s Condé Nast Traveller
Spellbinding story tellers seek NSW partners
7 June 2012 Paris Opera Ballet’s exclusive Australian season in Sydney
Asia’s newest airline, Scoot, touches down in Sydney
Social buzz for Love Every Second in Sydney
Gourmet Traveller Awards - congratulations NSW winners
Asia continues to drive tourism growth to NSW
Bondi sparkles with winter magic
New Sydney and NSW ATE factsheets including Chinese versions
Tamworth Cutting Horse Futurity event
Wintersun to rock Coffs Harbour
June Regional Flagship Events
30 May 2012 Vivid Sydney transforms the harbour city
Minister welcomes projected tourism growth
Farewell to NZ colleagues
Qantas extra east coast capacity welcomed
New accommodation planning tool
Save the date - North American workshops
New Sydney and NSW product factsheets
Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month
Song Summit 2012
Photographic exhibition showcasing multicultural China
23 May 2012 Sydney to come alive with creativity
New mobile tourism sites for Sydney and NSW
Projects underway around the State
Sydney in Winter billboard blitz
Campaign to attract more visitors from Singapore
An Officer and a Gentleman: World Premiere
Updated research fact sheets for ATE
New 4-star hotel at Royal Randwick
The Gong stars in new TV drama
Entries open for NSW Tourism Awards 2012
Keep up-to-date on NSW products
Sydney Writers’ Festival
Terrigal wreck proves popular with divers
14 May 2012 Sydney in Winter campaign launched - Love Every Second in Sydney
Snow holidays NSW
Lord Howe Island in winter
Sydney secures ARIA Music Awards to 2014
Working holiday makers still coming Downunder
Premier opens Gibraltar Hotel Bowral
Invitation - Talking Shop Series
Collette Dinnigan named Australian Fashion Laureate
Ironman showcases Port Macquarie
3 May 2012 NSW fashion ambassadors announced
Business matching at Fashion Week a first for NSW
Campaign to promote product bookable on
NSW mobile app to promote NSW ATE sellers
Excellent exposure for NSW at Supershow
European agents touring NSW this week
New opportunities for sustainable recreation in NSW National Parks
Congratulations to Reynella Rides
Business Events Sydney recognised
27 April 2012 Promotions underway for Vivid Sydney
NSW destinations feature at Caravan Supershow
Eastern Creek secures V8 Supercars event
New purpose of visit snapshots
Focus on Port Stephens
AAAT joins as TXA distributor
Join the Pacific Coast Touring Route Board
Welcome to Sydney Madame Tussauds
Beachley Classic
Street Football Festival
2012 Tourism Awards workshops
18 April 2012 La Traviata Opera on Sydney Harbour 2012 a runaway success…and in 2013, Carmen to star
Senior Chinese tourism delegation experiences NSW luxury
Improved processing for international passengers
Tourism bounces back in Riverina after flooding
Support for North Coast businesses
NSW beauty spots are pretty as a picture
Triathlon showcases Sydney
Keep up-to-date with NSW products
2012 NSW Tourism Awards workshops
4 April 2012 Sydney welcomes new daily Air Asia service
Holiday-makers set for an awesome Easter in NSW
Regional NSW family offers needed
Badminton Open in Sydney
New era for Contemporary Art
River Red Gum Nature Tourism Action Plan
Videos to help with T-Qual grant applications
Latest tourist accommodation snapshot
Key ATEC conferences coming up
Inland NSW Tourism Awards
28 March 2012 Potter and Picasso break long standing record
One week to go on amazing NSW adventure
Participate in our New England North West campaign
Spectacular opera in Sydney and Inverell
South Coast campaign update
Park Hyatt transformation
Commercial Club Albury Gold Cup
Greater Sydney Tourism Awards
New England North West
21 March 2012 Vivid 2012 to light up Sydney
Hunter to host 2013 Asia Pacific Regional Games
Countdown to Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour
Sunlover customers to love NSW
Welcome to An Officer and a Gentleman
Sydney Carnival off and racing
Case Study: Blue Mountains Visitor Centres
New campaign with Flight Centre
14 March 2012 Sydney secures blockbuster exhibition: Alexander the Great
Visitor profiles to help councils with plans
LGSA Tourism Conference
Melbourne Caravan and Camping Show
Road trip reaching huge audiences on Facebook
Campaign with Emirates and Trailfinders
Sydney Film Festival and Vivid Sydney become partners
Latest national visitor numbers
Meet Bailey, Wild Life Sydney’s newest resident
7 March 2012 Australian Tourism Awards
Barry Baillie condolence message
NSW floods
Asian superstars to advocate Australia
Legally Blonde set to paint Sydney pink
Travel bloggers hit the road in NSW
Mardi Gras showcases Sydney
New golf guide for Sydney and NSW
Support for aboriginal tourism businesses to attend conference
Latest international results
Sydney and NSW event planning guide
18th Biennale of Sydney
29 February 2012 16 new regional tourism projects approved
February flagship events round-up
Largest tourism trade mission to China
Campaign update
Australian Open of Surfing
Tourism quality accreditation grows
Jervis Bay triathlon festival
22 February 2012 Participate in our global youth campaign
IT’S ON! in the Hunter in March
Tropfest confirms Sydney as film capital
Join us at upcoming industry events
Llyn Lewis-Smith new CEO of BESydney
Federal grants program open
Armor All Bathurst 12 hour
Sydney Olympic Park to host top athletics events
 15 February 2012 Co-operative marketing opportunities
The BMW Sydney Carnival
Australian Open of Surfing Underway
Visitor numbers from China continue to grow
Beach bowl skating
Elite surfers to compete in Newcastle
Splendour in the Grass returns to NSW
8 February 2012 The Lion King returns to Sydney
Australian Open of Surfing
New 4-star hotel at Sydney Airport
Sydney welcomes new international badminton event
Lozano-Hemmer exhibition - a major drawcard for visitors
Wellington and Dubbo accommodation offers needed
Surf rowers series culminates in Newcastle
A new record for our consumer sites
New rainforest sculpture exhibition
IATG offers free tours
1 February 2012 Kylie to join Mardi Gras Parade
AACTA Awards put Sydney in the spotlight
Participate in our next South Coast campaign
Low fares campaign in Japan
February - a cruising record
The internet in 2011
China engagement continues
Australia Day honours recipients
Other highlights this week
25 January 2012 Funding for 113 NSW tourism projects
Chinese New Year a boost for NSW tourism
Sydney Guide now distributed to domestic passengers
Vale Tony Pearson
Visitors cruise into Sydney to a warm welcome
17 January 2012 Destination NSW welcomes AirAsia X to Sydney
Latest NSW tourist accommodation statistics
Sydney Festival comes to Parramatta
Upcoming NSW events and festivals
11 January 2012 Destination NSW CEO message
New Year goes off with a bang in Sydney
2012 NSW Events Calendar kicks off in January
CountryLink Elvis Parkes Festival celebrates 20 years
Destination NSW launches new China Southern Airlines partnership campaign
New e-pass for visitors to driving in Sydney
Sydney joins social media titans
Wotif Survey confirms Sydney as Australia’s favourite travel destination
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