Insights Newsletter January – June 2013

9 July 2013
Issue Articles
28 June 2013 New campaign to promote regional NSW
New Holiday Parks Trust
Jelly good school holiday fun: celebrate Manly Sea Life Sanctuary’s first birthday
Minister announces nominations for the 2013 Helpmann Awards
Junee is the place to be!
Closing time for NSW tourism operators to access $7.2m in new funding
South East Asia Trade Mission prospectus 2013
Tourism Industry Regional Development Fund Grants Program open
$2m for Walsh Bay Arts Precinct (NSW)
21 June 2013 A NSW budget for growth in tourism and major events
Ministers congratulate victorious Socceroos on Sydney success
Vivid Sydney draws record crowds
Danish royals announced as patrons of Opera House 40th Anniversary celebrations
Winner of NSW Chief Funster and Best Job in the World announced
NSW to host 2014 Australian University Games
Qantas and Jetstar voted best airlines, Australia-Pacific Sydney
Connecting with China means business
The Legendary Pacific Coast coaxes UK travellers with cricket, rugby and politics
5 Lands Walk
Tall Ship sailing adventures
17 June 2013 Sydney wins Major League Baseball Season Opener
Top 3 NSW Chief Funster finalists arrive
China set to overtake NZ as NSW’s largest tourism market
NSW holiday park program launched into China
His Holiness the Dalai Lama meets his match
2013 Cruise Down Under Conference
Easier navigation for travellers in NSW
Sydney Tourism Employment Plan update
2013 Hills Hawkesbury & Riverland Tourism Destination Growth Conference
2013 CountryLink North Coast Tourism Awards - Gala Dinner
7 June 2013 $400,000 campaign warms Sydney’s winter events
Vivid Sydney set to sparkle this long weekend
Lights, camera, action!
Emirates second A380 service welcomed to NSW
Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month
NSW Government rolls out new skills workshops to grow regional tourism
Sydney Harbour Bridge turns blue for the NSW Blues
Happy Birthday Scoot!
Social media tourism expo
Keep up to date on NSW product news
Last chance to jump on board and farewell Sydney’s monorail
Lion King travel packages now available
31 May 2013 Record crowds flock to harbour foreshore during Vivid Sydney opening weekend
New payment services for Chinese visitors
QantasLink and Destination NSW entice regional communities to visit Sydney this winter
Rally Australia tickets on sale now
Monster event for Sydney
NSW Government secures CeBIT for Sydney for another three years
Junee heritage project: gold, railways and bushrangers
New Destination NSW industry workshop program 2013-14
Winter school holiday camps for kids
Launch of new interactive exhibit at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
It’s time for whale watching season 2013
24 May 2013 Vivid Sydney: lights on 6pm Friday!
P&P Cruises ‘See’ Voyage
Countdown begins at Origin Central
Sydney Writers’ Festival launched
Artistic Director Juliana Engberg reveals preview artist list for 19th Biennale of Sydney - ‘You Imagine what you Desire’
Celebrating NSW’s rail tourism heritage
It’s Scoot o’clock
NSW Regional Awards are closing soon
 16 May 2013 Final three Chief Funsters one step closer to claiming Best Job in the World
Applications for regional tourism funding now open
NSW promotes winter wonderland of events
Dr Who celebrates 50th anniversary at Vivid Sydney
Tickets on-sale for the return of The Lion King
Monster Trucks coming to Sydney
Korean entertainer Kim Hyun-Joong arrives at Madame Tussauds Sydney
Business Events Sydney awarded
New director of Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
Olympic swimmer Linda McGill visits Australian National Maritime Museum’s Wartermarks Exhibition
9 May 2013 New South Wales farewells ATE 2013
Campaign to bolster caravanning and camping in NSW
Blue Man group to premiere in Sydney
Sydney a winner in Travel + Leisure ‘India Best Awards’
Australia’s Oyster Coast at Narooma
Next generation Hunter Valley ‘Caravan of Courage’ to visit Sydney
Stanley the Emu unveiled at Lightning Ridge
Australian Garden Show Sydney
Sculpture at Scenic World
Longest ever Vivid Sydney Light Walk to delight families this winter
China Southern update A380s for Sydney flights
Ironman Australia to stay in Port Macquarie
‘Rhapsody’ over record cruise season
Insights ATE special edition - 30 April Sydney showcases NSW to world’s travel industry buyers
Premier and Minister Souris visit ATE
International market profiles: China Holiday Market, primary cities
Insights ATE special edition - 29 April What’s on today
Sydney Gala Function delights ATE delegates
Vivid set to light up Sydney more than ever before
Aboriginal experiences in NSW and the new Corroboree Indigenous Festival
Madame Tussauds stars visit ATE
International market profiles: Malaysian Leisure Market
Insights ATE special edition - 28 April What’s on today
Experience Sydney in 360
Discover New South Wales’ delectable food and wine
China Southern unveils AU expansion strategy
Australian native animal encounter
International market profiles: India Leisure Market
Insights ATE special edition - 27 April What’s on today
Fresh infrastructure ushers in bold new era for NSW
Dream job and MTV partnership head youth: work, study, play campaign
New product on show at ATE
International market profiles: Baby Boomer Holiday Market (East and West)
Insights ATE special edition - 26 April Minister Souris welcomes delegates to Sydney for ATE 2013
China blogger videos launched
Qantas and NSW Government announce landmark partnership
NSW confirms strong lead in international tourism
Meet the team from Destination NSW’s international offices
Get up and active with the fun and fitness program!
23 April 2013 Qantas and NSW Government announce landmark partnership
Million dollar campaign showcases sensational South Coast
Sachin Tendulkar waxwork visits Sydney Cricket Ground
Sydney Caravan and Camping Show
T-QUAL applications close Friday 3 May
Greater Port Macquarie Farm Gate Tour
19 April 2013 Sydney to host Corroboree, Australia’s largest ever Indigenous festival
Scenic World Blue Mountains re-opens following $30 million redevelopment
Sydney showcased to the world on MTV
Billabong Camp opens at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Free iPhone app provides access to hundreds of school holiday activities
White Bay Cruise Terminal prepares for opening
One week until ATE 2013
NSW’s Chief Funster most coveted in Best Job in the World competition
NSW product news
12 April 2013 Vivid Sydney expands to illuminate Darling Harbour with Australian first - music and water spectacular
NSW Fashion Ambassadors announced for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013
Emirates Australian Open returns to Royal Sydney in 2013
Sculpture by the Sea winner unveiled at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
NSW Modern Mining Trail unveiled
ATE international market segments: Malaysian Leisure Market
Qantas announces greater access to China
5 April 2013 Reform and record funding for regional NSW tourism
NSW Tops List of 100 Incredible Travel Secrets
Applications for Best Jobs in the World: Chief Funster Officer close soon
High profile media travel to Sydney for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia
Alexander the Great: 2000 Years of Treasures
Welcoming Chinese visitors
Sydney Film Festival celebrates 60th anniversary
Qantas-Emirates partnership
New visitor campaign a winner for Wollongong
Sydney shines on Ellen TV
Golden Slipper Day
28 March 2013 Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge to be illuminated as part of a world first and a major Vivid Sydney expansion
NSW to host key Asian Cup matches in 2015
Sydney farewells Ellen DeGeneres
Minister Souris launches 2013 NSW Tourism Awards
Vision to transform Darling Harbour moves another step closer
New videos showcase the legendary Pacific Coast
2013 Tri-State Workshop: meet New Zealand market sellers
Servicing Chinese visitors: T-QUAL Grants
Macquarie River trails app launched
Coffs Coast television campaign
22 March 2013 Vivid Sydney 2013 lights up Harbour City with biggest program yet
Sydney loves Ellen
Blockbuster week in Sydney
ATE 2013 update
Australian Garden Show to bloom in Sydney’s Centennial Park
Bronte to Bondi Photo Walk: Saturday 23 March
T-Qual Grants
Travel Industry Mentor Experience
Backpacker & Youth Industry Conference
7 March 2013 NSW seeking Chief Funster Officer for Best Job in the World
NSW leads in international tourism
Sydney International Rowing Regatta
Botanic Garden set to dazzle Sydney with new Biome Project
International market segments - ATE 2013 special series
NSW business events thrive
Vale James Strong
United industry body formed: Local Government NSW
1 March 2013 IT’S ON! Sydney and regions host a super month of events in March
Rainbow crossing celebrates Sydney Mardi Gras
Sailing World Championships for South Coast
Cruise Hunter celebrates 10th anniversary
Inter Dominion Grand Final to be held this weekend
Sydney Harbour joins National Landscapes
Accessible events - a guide for organisers
Have your say about the revitalisation of Darling Harbour
Discover Your Career
QantasLink expands services in regional NSW
21 February 2013 Experience Sydney in 360°
NSW shines at Qantas Australian Tourism Awards
Kraftwerk to perform 3D shows for Vivid LIVE
Nicole Kidman shoots Swisse TV commercial near Berry
Australian Surfing Awards
New date and location for Tropfest
Expressions of interest to host the 2014 Australian Regional Tourism Convention
Tiger Airways first intrastate route a boost for regional tourism
Eurovision winner Loreen to perform at Mardigrasland
Wollongong vies to host premier social media and tourism conference
15 February 2013 Sydney celebrates the Year of the Snake
Ellen winners arrive in Sydney
Quest announces 10 new properties for NSW business travellers
Water slides arrive at Wet n Wild Sydney
Tropfest announces final cut ahead of screening
Countdown begins to Yonex Australian Open Badminton
Australia votes for Glenn McGrath to be immortalised at Madame Tussauds
Qantas Australian Tourism Awards
Tiger announces new routes to Sydney
NSW product news
7 February 2013 Government to help recovery of regional tourism after fires and floods
Surge in visitor numbers to Botanic Gardens and National Parks
The Star Event Centre opens
Indigenous leader Shane Phillips named Australia’s Local Hero
Hi-octane program announced for Top Gear Festival
Green Cape Maritime Precinct Heritage Listed
World champs Parkinson and Gilmore sign on for Surfest
NSW films and TV productions dominate 2nd Annual AACTA Awards
Sydney cruising to another record year
Qantas announces network changes as part of Asia strategy
Free workforce advice for tourism and hospitality businesses
Backpacker Operators Association 20th Anniversary Ball
Small Scale Accommodation Survey: registrations open
Industry Briefings: Greater China Mission and ATE 2013
Local Government and Shires Association, NSW Tourism Conference
Entries now open for Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence
30 January 2013 Message from Destination NSW CEO, Sandra Chipchase
Ellen DeGeneres comes to Sydney
Oscar winner Nicole Kidman films in regional NSW
G’Day USA: Focus on NSW
Boom in NSW caravanning and camping holidays
Major improvements to Minyon Falls Walk
New contemporary arts festival for Mudgee region
Important update - warning notification to NSW tourism operators
Save the date: ATE 2013 industry briefing
Lion Dance performed on Sydney Harbour Bridge to launch Mandarin Climb
Hunter Valley named one of world’s top wine destinations
Centennial Parklands awarded during 125th Anniversary