Destination NSW conducts specialist research on a number of topics. Please find the most recent research below.
Air access plays an important role in attracting international visitors to a destination. This fact sheet provides an overview of international aviation capacity in NSW and Australia. It includes a comparison of air capacity into Australia’s major international airports, changes in capacity as well as information on seats and arrivals by airline for the top ten countries flying into Sydney Airport.
Domestic Aviation Performance – December 2013 (PDF 423kb)
Domestic air connections are an important factor in the growth and development of a destination. This fact sheet provides an overview of domestic aviation capacity in NSW and Australia. It includes a comparison of air capacity into Australia’s major domestic airports as well as changes in capacity and comparisons of the top domestic routes.
Aviation Performance in NSW 2012-13 (PDF 874kb)
This report reviews the operating environment and significant historical events impacting aviation in NSW and Australia, and the aviation performance of Sydney and Regional NSW over 2012 and into 2013.
This snapshot examines air capacity between China and Australia.
Internet use by visitors to NSW
Internet use by visitors to NSW (PDF 625kb)
This report looks at the use of the internet before and during the trip by international and domestic visitors to Australia and NSW, including reasons for use, items booked and types of information accessed.
The Australian Tourism Industry
The State of the Industry 2013 report assesses the performance of the Australian tourism industry and highlights longer-term issues affecting its performance.
Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE)
ATE 2013 Survey of NSW delegates (PDF 483kb)
This report provides key findings from an online survey of delegates who displayed in the NSW area of the ATE 2013. The survey sought to determine satisfaction levels of delegates on their participation in the NSW area of ATE 2013 and aspects of improvement for ATE 2014.
Visitor Information Centres
The use of Visitor Information Centres in NSW (PDF 424kb)
As part of the Local Government and Shires Association of NSW tourism conference 2013, Destination NSW delivered this presentation on Visitor Information Centres and how they are used by those who are travelling through regional areas.
Delivered by Dr Ulrike Gretzel from the University of Wollongong, this presentation discusses the role of digital visitor information servicing and the implications of digital technology on the use of Visitor Information Centres.
Economic Contribution of Tourism to NSW
Economic Contribution of Tourism to NSW 2012-13 (PDF 554kb)
This report highlights the importance of the value of tourism in NSW and includes comparisons with other industries and other states. Employment is one of the key measures.
Sports, entertainment and business events are significant generators of value to the NSW economy and this report puts a perspective on their contribution. It includes market shares by state, and trends in event visitation since 2003.
Obtaining and Understanding National and International Tourism Trends
As part of the Travelling Expert Workshop Series, Destination NSW travelled along The Legendary Pacific Coast and presented information to assist tourism businesses understand the research and information available to them.
|Tweed (PDF 4.3MB)||Port Macquarie (PDF 3.9MB)|
|Kempsey (PDF 3.8MB)||Newcastle (PDF 3.1MB)
|Ballina (PDF 4.3MB)||Taree (PDF 3.8MB)|
|Lismore (PDF 3.9MB)||Forster (PDF 3.7MB)|
|Grafton (PDF 4.2MB)||Port Stephens (PDF 3.3MB)|
|Coffs Harbour (PDF 3.9MB)||Central Coast (PDF 3.5MB)|