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All the latest news releases about tourism and events in NSW.

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Round two funding now open for events in regional NSW

3 December 2018

Regional events held between July and December 2019 can now apply for NSW Government funding, aimed at driving more overnight visitors to rural and regional towns across the State.

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Western Sydney Stadium to host inaugural Rugby League World Cup 9s

30 November 2018

Sydney has been confirmed as the first city in the world to host the Rugby League World Cup 9s, with the inaugural tournament to be played at the new Western Sydney Stadium in 2019.

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NSW secures Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia until 2021

29 November 2018

Sydney, the nation’s fashion capital, has been confirmed as the home of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) for another three years, Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall announced today.

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Tourism Awards showcase the best of NSW

23 November 2018

The achievements of the State's tourism industry were celebrated overnight during a gala ceremony to mark the 2018 NSW Tourism Awards.

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VIVID Sydney named best tourism event in the country

22 November 2018

Australia’s largest event, Vivid Sydney, was awarded Best Tourism Event at the Australian Event Awards overnight, capping off another impressive year for the festival of light, music and ideas which celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2018.

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NSW secures Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

21 November 2018

The sound of bagpipes and drums will ring out across Western Sydney next year, with the NSW Government securing The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in an Australian exclusive.

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Destination NSW receives top gong in Singapore for collaborative marketing campaigns

15 November 2018

Destination NSW’s collaborative marketing efforts with Qantas and Singapore Airlines have been recognised in Asia this week with Gold, Silver and Bronze awards being claimed for two campaigns.

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Regional conferencing strategy driving business to rural NSW communities

15 November 2018

The NSW Government’s regional conferencing strategy is paying huge dividends, driving more business events and visitors to rural and regional NSW than ever before, Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall announced today.

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NSW tourism industry to dominate in China

12 November 2018

A delegation of 27 NSW businesses converged in China this month to promote Sydney and regional NSW’s tourism offerings to more than 200 travel trade representatives in the city of Xi’an.

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NSW strikes deal with China Eastern Airlines

6 November 2018

NSW has struck its first Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with one of China’s largest airlines to boost tourism to Sydney and regional NSW.

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