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2012 Minister’s Student Achiever Awards

4 April 2012

Nominations are now open for the annual Minister's Student Achiever Awards. Students from all NSW public and private institutions offering degrees, diplomas and certificate courses in tourism and hospitality studies can be nominated for the Awards.

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Sydney welcomes new daily AirAsia X service

2 April 2012

Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris today welcomed the arrival of the inaugural AirAsia X service from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney.

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Holiday rental industry unites to launch Code of Conduct

29 March 2012

A Holiday Rental Code of Conduct has today been launched to promote effective self regulation in the management of holiday rental properties.

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La Traviata on Sydney Harbour a major world event

21 March 2012

NSW Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, George Souris, has welcomed the upcoming premiere of "La Traviata, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour", which opens this Saturday March 24 2012.

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Business visitors spend up big in NSW

20 March 2012

A surge in domestic business travellers' spending has cemented NSW's status as the premier business State, with latest figures showing a record 25 per cent growth in expenditure by business visitors in 2011.

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Potter and Picasso break long standing record

20 March 2012

Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, George Souris, has congratulated the Art Gallery of NSW and the Powerhouse Museum for both breaking a long standing record for a special paid exhibition.

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An Officer and a Gentleman

19 March 2012

NSW Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, George Souris, has today welcomed the cast and crew of the new musical An Officer and a Gentleman to their first day of rehearsals, ahead of its World Premiere on 18 May, 2012 at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.

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2012 BMW Sydney Carnival off and racing

19 March 2012

NSW Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality and Racing, George Souris, today joined Racing NSW Chairman John Messara and Australian Turf Club Chairman John Cornish at Bondi Beach to officially launch the 2012 BMW Sydney Carnival.

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Vivid Sydney 2012 lights up the harbour city

15 March 2012

Vivid Sydney is back for its fourth year, with a program that will transform the city at night into a colourful canvas of light, music and ideas.

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New visitor profiles help councils’ tourism plans

13 March 2012

Tourism planners in 93 regional NSW local councils now have access to comprehensive visitor profiles created by Destination NSW to aid decision making and resource allocation for their areas.

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