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Illuminated Sydney attracts record crowds

30 May 2012

Images of Sydney in brilliant, colourful and playful light have been beamed around the world from Russia to the UK, China to the USA and across to Brazil, to mark the opening of the fourth annual Vivid Sydney on Friday night, which attracted tens of thousands of locals and visitors over the weekend.

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Minister welcomes projected tourism growth

25 May 2012

Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, today welcomed new official figures showing anticipated growth in international visitation to NSW in the next two years.

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Minister launches 2012 NSW Tourism Awards

23 May 2012

Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, today urged tourism operators across the State to vie for a share of the glory in the 2012 NSW Tourism Awards.

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Sydney Film Festival program launched

9 May 2012

Minister for the Arts, George Souris, welcomed the launch of the program for the 2012 Sydney Film Festival which will provide thousands of film buffs with a 12-day extravaganza of screenings next month.

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Love Every Second in Sydney

9 May 2012

Sydneysiders have the chance to share their favourite harbour city experiences in a unique tourism campaign urging Australians and Kiwis to visit Sydney during winter.

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Sydney secures ARIA Music Awards to 2014

7 May 2012

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell today announced Sydney had secured the rights to host the ARIA Music Awards from 2012 through to 2014.

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Working holiday-makers still coming Downunder

2 May 2012

Young tourists from overseas wanting to mix work with memorable experiences are still flocking to Australia, despite global economic uncertainty, new data released today has shown.

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Eastern Creek Secures V8 Supercars Event

24 April 2012

Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, has announced that Western Sydney has been chosen by V8 Supercars Australia to host a three day 2012 Championship Series 24 - 26 August this year at the newly rebuilt Eastern Creek Raceway.

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La Traviata Opera on Sydney Harbour 2012 a runaway success…and in 2013 Carmen to star

16 April 2012

NSW Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, George Souris, has congratulated Opera Australia on what has been an absolute triumph, La Traviata: Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour 2012.

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Senior Chinese tourism delegation experiences NSW luxury

12 April 2012

Destination NSW will this week host a high profile delegation of Chinese travel distributors based in Mainland China, to showcase NSW's luxury experiences.

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