Archived Media Releases

NSW tourism campaign launched in China

22 December 2011

Destination NSW, in partnership with Tourism Australia and China Southern Airlines, today launched a $1.6 million marketing campaign to promote Sydney and New South Wales as a top holiday destination for Chinese travellers.

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New e-pass helps visitors drive in Sydney

21 December 2011

Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer, Sandra Chipchase, today welcomed the Roads and Maritime Services' move to introduce a simplified tollways payment scheme for visitors to Sydney.

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Sydney joins social media titans

21 December 2011

Sydney officially joined the elite of social media fan sites at the weekend with its 100,000th Facebook 'fan'.

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Feast of arts and culture in NSW this summer

15 December 2011

Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality, Racing and the Arts, George Souris, today encouraged Sydneysiders and visitors alike to get involved in a summer full of world class arts and cultural activities.

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Mary Poppins a major NSW success story

14 December 2011

NSW Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, George Souris, today declared the Sydney production of the musical, Mary Poppins, a raging success with almost half a million people experiencing the Mary Poppins magic at the Capitol Theatre.

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Sydney still top spot for domestic visitors

14 December 2011

Sydney remains Australia's magnet for domestic visitors with the Harbour City recording an eight per cent increase in tourists in the year to September, new figures released today show.

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International tourists staying longer

13 December 2011

NSW has recorded strong growth in international visitor stays and expenditure compared to the previous year, according to latest official figures, Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, announced today.

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Sydney Airport terminal consolidation proposal

6 December 2011

Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase welcomed the announcement today by Sydney Airport to consolidate domestic and international terminals into two "alliance based" precincts.

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Czech star Petra Kvitova heading to Sydney

6 December 2011

World No.2 and Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will play at the Apia International Sydney in January, tournament organisers announced today.

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Apia International Sydney set to welcome world No. 1

1 December 2011

World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki has confirmed today her participation in January's Apia International Sydney.

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