Insights Newsletter January – June 2019

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28 June 2019 More to explore in Moree
PieFest wraps up a month-long celebration
Just over a week until State of Origin decider
Inbound Strategy Workshops, Mudgee & Orange
Black Tie and Gumboot Truffle Hunt returns
Focus on Greater China 2019 to be held in NSW
Wine and dine at the Archibald
National Indigenous Art Fair
Winterlight in Parramatta
21 June 2019 NSW international visitation smashes $11 billion record
Bumper weekend of rugby league for Sydney
Vivid Sydney up-close for a handful of lucky winners
Fan-fave Rally Australia Super Special Stage back
Catch last Sydney weeks of Charlie
Enter the NSW Tourism Awards
Vote for the best country pub
New bus service from Broken Hill
Ideal time to hit the ski slopes
Love Sea Food Tastes festival
14 June 2019 Long weekend record attendance at Vivid Sydney
NSW suppliers present at inaugural Focus on Japan
Clash of cultures to light up Leichhardt Pacific Test Invitational
Chicago musical ticket pre-sale heating up
Taipei given a taste of NSW
New Three Sisters hike to support UNICEF
NSW tourism suppliers impress UK and Europe
Husk Farm Distillery now open in Tweed Valley
Merivale to expand in ivy laneway precinct
7 June 2019 Lights, camera, action - Sydney film festival now screening!
Sydney 7s set to head west
The cold never bothered me anyway - NSW welcomes best snowfall in 20 years!
More tourists to choose Maitland thanks to NSW Government funding
Merimbula Jazz Festival in full swing
Venues revealed for 2020 hockey championships
Sydney Airport launces new assistance service
31 May 2019 Global game changers in town for Vivid Sydney
Pie-partisan launch at Parliament House
Billy Elliot actors announced
Rock ’n’ roll comedy to close Sydney Film Festival
Beach to bush rugby in Orange
Final Charlie tickets now on sale
World’s finest choirs coming to Sydney
Watch whales from NSW parks
Prepare for a new era in wellness
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
24 May 2019 Sydney secures Hamilton
Lights ON! It’s time to shine for Vivid Sydney 2019
Not your usual getaway in Penrith
Investing in the local faces of tourism
Don’t miss Saturday Night Fever
Sydney First Inbound Strategy Workshop
Sydney Airport launches new assistance service
Central NSW Discovery Passport
Enjoy The Art of Lunch
South Coast Food and Wine Festival
17 May 2019 One week to go until Lights On
New England bathed in golden glow this Autumn
Diverisity the focus of new Western Sydney tourism video
Mercedes-Benz Fashion enters ‘weekend edition’
Vanfest deemed a huge success
New tickets on sale for Muriel’s Wedding
Warm up with Pie Time
Visit Western Sydney Parklands
Enter the Regional Tourism Awards
10 May 2019 Vantage points at Vivid Sydney 2019
Local athlete wins IRONMAN Australia
Sydney Film Festival full program
Banksia Ignite Vivid speakers revealed
Sydney the centre of global health
Deni Ute Muster celebrates 21 years
Corroboree West applications open
Be good to your ‘Mama’
Archibald art finalists
Cold front brings snow to Thredbo
The Star’s dazzling re-do
Enjoy fresh Hawkesbury food
3 May 2019 More visitors to love the lake for longer
Sydney Opera House Sails to dance with local flora during Vivid
Extend the weekend in Orange
Wings Over Illawarra takes off this weekend
World premiere of Palm Beach movie to open SFF
Eco-concious villas open on NSW North Coast
Winter just as unspoilt as summer
LGNSW looking for 2020 conference host
Caravan camping show paradise for adventurers
Step back in time at Heritage Trades Trail
Sydneysiders to get a taste of regional NSW
Celebrate mum with a Sydney Harbour cruise
26 April 2019 Make May the time to visit Tweed
Calling all foodies! Harvest Autumn Fair to showcase finest fare
Nations locked-in for Rugby League World Cup 9s
Qween’s Ball rolls out royal line-up
Handa Opera 2019 the most successful yet
Warm up this winter in the Blue Mountains
Experinece the wonder of Shoalhaven’s art and culture trails
20,000 lives saved thanks to reptile park
18 April 2019 Enjoy an egg-cellent Easter in NSW
Top things to taste at the Royal Easter Show
Sail Port Stephens 2019 comes to a close
Better Homes and Gardens explores NSW
IRONMAN Australia set for record breaking year
U15s Australian Hockey Championships
2019 Wine Media Conference in Hunter Valley
L’Etape takes out top score at national awards
Moree set to swoon visitors with BAMM Art Fair
Australian Reptile Park Zooperheroes school holidays
Hunter Valley Food and Wine Festival
Broken Hill Outback Resort showcases new cabin
12 April 2019 NSW shines with international exposure at Australian Tourism Exchange
New content showcases NSW Aboriginal Cultural Tours to the world
Royal Easter Show kicks off
Tickets on sale for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Sail Port Stephens sets off for 2019
Roald Dahl’s Imaginormous Challenge - closing soon
Escape to Yass Valley this autumn
Blue Mountains preparing for Ultra-Trail
Mayfield Garden Autumn Festival
5 April 2019 Stuart Ayres MP appointed Tourism Minister
50 days until Vivid Sydney
NSW edges $11 billion record in international visitor spend
Wings over Illawarra set to take off
MEA Conference heading to the Hunter Valley
Saturday Night Fever hits the stage
Sneak peek of 2019 Sydney Film Festival
FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy visits Sydney
Byron Bay hosts Down Under Answers symposium
New China Eastern Airlines flight lands in Sydney
NSW Tourism Award nominations open
TAFE float wins best design at Mardi Gras
29 March 2019 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia preliminary schedule released - NSW designers feature on international platform
Rugby League champions charge to Leichhardt for Pacific Test
Sydney Weekender episode showcases the remarkable Riverina
Tripadvisor names Sydney best Australian Destination
Tickets on sale for Women’s State of Origin
Albury tourism workshops
Vivid Sydney cruises now on sale
Calling young Jedis for school holiday program
Applications open for North American Australia Marketplace 2019
Sculpture at Scenic World just three weeks away
Cobar’s Grey Mardi Gras
15 March 2019 West Side Story on Sydney Harbour breaking box office records
Regional NSW broadcast into thousands of Aussie homes
Vissla Sydney Surf Pro to hit waves at Manly
Sean Haylan appointed General Manager of Destination Southern NSW
Lightning Ridge Opal Museum to be built
2019 VANFEST lineup revealed
The ultimate weekend in Western Sydney
The End festival returns
Applications open for Focus on Japan Workshop
Aussies claim Volleyfest gold in Manly
Wings over Illawarra to feature top race pilot
Under Western Skies event in Dubbo this weekend
Jazz on the Bay on Sydney Harbour
Tour Central West with bushranger twist
8 March 2019 Volleyball Australia’s Annual Volleyfest returns to Manly
41st Sydney Mardi Gras festival dazzles in 2019
AIME 2019 heralded a major success
Sneak peek: Saturday Night Fever rehearsals
Kookaburras celebrate win against Spain in hockey
Southern Highlands ‘Pie Time’ wins big
New England motorcycle event secured
Armidale tourism workshops
Third and final Rüfüs Du Sol show
Call for Vivid Sydney Project Director 2020-21
Snowies Food and Wine Festival
Dubbo to host Regional Events Conference
Goulburn is blooming
28 February 2019 Another World Cup secured for Regional NSW
Rüfüs Du Sol confirmed for Vivid Sydney 2019
Kangaroos to face Kiwis in Wollongong
Three-year deal keeps Bodyboard Pro in Kiama
NSW Government supports Albury Gold Cup
NSW Government secures 2020 Rowing Regatta for Western Sydney
Wallaroos to play historic test series against Japan
New signage to draw attention to ‘bypassed’ country towns
Manly awarded Trip Advisor’s number one beach
$10.4 million for Jenolan Caves
New art, science and technology festival for Wollongong
Mudgee region wins swag of awards
Autumn festival ‘A Day in the Orchard’
Wine Australia releases 2019 workshops
A piece of Sydney’s history secured for the people
Deni Ute Muster’s 21st birthday party on the plains
Historic moment for National Arts School
22 February 2019 Kelly Slater heading to Sydney for world class waves
New Riverina campaign highlights local experiences
The Cure - Disintegration 30th Anniversary announced as first Vivid LIVE 2019
New appointments to ensure continued tourism growth in Outback NSW
AIME trade show showcases Regional NSW destinations for events
Bankwest Stadium to host free community open day
Local Government NSW Tourism Conference
Second Semi Permanent line up announced
Applications open for regional NSW scholarships - Diploma of Event Management
Taste Riverina coming soon to Canberra Handmade
A little bit of the Italian good life in Broke
15 February 2019 Internationals for Surfest Newcastle Australia
Destination NSW hosts Chinese industry
Dedicated accessible performance of West Side Story on Sydney Harbour
Gondwana Choir program and tickets on sale
Parramasala returns to Parramatta
New corporate website for Southern Highlands Tourism
Local Government NSW Tourism Conference
Reflections Holiday Park new firefighting infrastructure
8 February 2019 Statewide tourism approach set to help deliver 2030 industry targets
Some of the best romantic experiences in NSW perfect for Valentine’s Day
Ultimate MultiSport Festival set to showcase The Snowy Mountains
Campaign reveals more to the Snowies than snow
Australian Ladies Classic Bonville returns to Coffs Coast
Applications for DNSW United Kingdom & Europe Roadshow open
Cattle property to become NSW National Park
Two giraffe calves born in Dubbo
Directorship opportunity
Tenterfield’s 10th Bavarian Festival
1 February 2019 Excitement builds for T20 World Cup
HSBC Sydney 7s now underway in Western Sydney
Sydney welcomes the Lunar New Year
Newcastle’s Surfest kicks off this weekend
Cast announced for West Side Story on Sydney Harbour
Liqui-moly Bathurst 12 hour endurance race underway
Taronga Zoo awarded six-star environmental rating
Destination NSW members honoured on Australia Day
Scenic World celebrates Year of the Pig
25 January 2019 Disney’s Frozen Musical to premiere in Sydney
Three NSW towns in Wotif’s Top 10
$1.5 boost to Sydney and NSW night-time economy
Where to celebrate Australia Day this weekend
$15.97 million boost for Illawarra Regional Airport
Accor paints the town rainbow for Mardi Gras
Destination Southern NSW seeking a new GM
NSW Tourism Awards expression of interest
Minnamurra walking track reopens
New CEO of Carriageworks wanted
Multicultural NSW celebrating diversity event grants
General Manager, Communications role at Destination NSW
18 January 2019 Countdown to Australia Day 2019
Head to Regional NSW this school holidays
Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth kicks off this weekend
Applications for diversity grants for events open
Orange F.O.O.D week signature event tickets
Merimbula inbound workshops
New Snowy Mountains helicopter adventure
Exciting developments at Australian Reptile Park
Hunter Restaurant Muse Pop-up in Sydney
Mudgee to Dubbo on demand
Dubbo named Australia’s ninth best town
Guyra’s biggest event kicks off
11 January 2019 International and domestic visitors choose NSW
Elvis and Blue Suede Express trains bound for Parkes
Sydney secures tennis ATP Cup finals
Snowies to host multisport extravaganza in Feb 2019
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory now on show
Beat the post-holiday blues with a NSW escape
Renewal for Hyde Park Barracks Museum
Plan your prehistoric adventure now
Summer sensory walk at Dharawal National Park