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Sydney to host 2022 Women’s Basketball World Cup

27 March 2020

NSW Government and Basketball Australia have won the bid to host the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 in Sydney.

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Regional Event Fund will continue to support industry

19 March 2020

Destination NSW will continue accepting Regional Event Fund applications from event owners to support NSW communities to attract visitors and provide a boost to local businesses.

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Vivid Sydney 2020 cancelled

15 March 2020

The NSW Government today announced the cancellation of Vivid Sydney 2020 following recommendations by the Federal Government and health authorities to limit non-essential organised gatherings to less than 500 people to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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Best Australian music to feature in new Blue Mountains festival

11 March 2020

A new three-day festival curating performances from The 100 Best Australian Albums is heading to the Blue Mountains.

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Coffs Harbour top Aussie town for 2020

5 March 2020

NSW north coast gem Coffs Harbour has been named Wotif.com’s Aussie Town of the Year, with Batemans Bay and Katoomba also in the country’s top 10 destinations to visit this year.

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NSW Strengthens Trans-Tasman Ties Through New Partnership

3 March 2020

New South Wales is set to bolster tourism from New Zealand, after the NSW Government through Destination NSW signed a fourth consecutive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the nation’s flagship airline carrier, Air New Zealand.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge moves into the Big Apple

2 March 2020

Sydney’s greatest icons including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach will light up 18 storeys of screens in New York’s Times Square for the next two weeks to promote Sydney as a world-class holiday destination.

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It’s Out There campaign shines spotlight on Broken Hill and the Central Darling region

27 February 2020

Australians are being encouraged to experience ‘a different kind of outback’ in Broken Hill and its surrounds through a new marketing campaign launched by the NSW Government today.

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$1 million fund for regional events now open

21 February 2020

Regional communities – in particular those affected by bushfires and drought – can now apply for $1 million worth of grants to deliver events that attract visitors and provide an economic boost to local businesses.

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Welcome to the Big Dance! Sydney officially welcomes the T20 World Cup

20 February 2020

Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor today officially welcomed the Australian and Indian Women’s cricket teams to NSW ahead of the T20 Women’s World Cup 2020 opening match at Sydney Showground Stadium on Friday, 21 February.

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