Insights Newsletter January – June 2023

13 July 2023
Issue Articles
30 June 2023 Destination NSW joins China mission
China leads nights and expenditure for NSW
NSW welcomes record number of domestic overnight holiday visitors
NAIDOC Week shines a light on Aboriginal visitor experiences
Koreatown Eastwood set to pop
SXSW Sydney announces Games Festival
ATEC online learning for hosts
Unity Beat Harbour Bridge celebration
Sydney’s FIFA Fan Festival™
NSW triumphs in traveller awards
#VIVIDSYDNEY breaks all records
2023 NSW Sommelier’s Wine List Awards
New branding for NSW Wine
Winter campaign for Central Coast
Monet heads to the Tweed
NSW Architecture Awards winners
Caravan industry remains strong
Turning up the volume on live music
Startups confirmed for accelerator
Get set for NSW Small Business Month
Busy school holiday period for Qantas
Intention to travel is still high
Applications open for Dreamtime 2023
Australian ferries for Parramatta River
Top award for Orange cider maker
Deadline to claim flood recovery costs extended
Applications open for Tourism Australia’s Advance Program
Applications open for Elsa Dixon Aboriginal Employment Grants
$500,000 to support and empower women in small business
Qantas Group announces senior management changes
23 June 2023 Destination NSW honours Destination Network Board directors
10 amazing stats from Vivid Sydney 2023
And the Gold Logie goes to … Sydney!
Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard
Earthcheck Inner Circle Forum
China recovery at Sydney Airport
Acknowledgement of Country microskills
Funding boost for going-out districts
5 Sydney pizzerias in Asia Pacific Top 50
IATA calls for fairer slot allocations
Volume festival for Art Gallery of NSW
CLIA sets cruising course at G20
First Nations input at the heart of Central Park
Sydney Opera House celebrates 50 years
First Nations dining at Sydney Opera House
Qantas unveils gamechanger cabins
Caravan and Camping campaign success
Destination Central West website launch
Hunter Valley Legends Awards
Outdoor Industry Summit
Delta Airlines increases LAX-SYD flights
Wollongong Warm Up campaign
Full WICKED lead cast announced
New category for 2023 NSW Tourism Awards
NSW Accommodation Awards for Excellence finalists announced
Independent EOI process to fill Venues NSW Board
Multicultural NSW Stronger Together project grants
Bus Industry Taskforce to broaden remit
16 June 2023 Sydney cements global reputation as inclusive event destination
Business travel to Sydney surges
NSW venues triumph at Meetings & Events Australia Awards
Final nights for Vivid Sydney 2023
Sydney’s White Lotus moment
National Indigenous Art Fair unveils line-up
FIFA milestone: one million tickets sold
What next for Western Sydney?
Sydney Marathon to make history
Qantas resumes New York-Sydney route
Sustainable Partnership Report
April 2023 overseas arrivals
International students drive recovery
New interactive walking map
Australian of the Year nominations
Regional festival funding
High Speed Rail Authority launches
Quarterly tourism labour statistics
Alps Ministerial Council reforms
Time Out’s 56 Best Bars in Sydney
More than $4 million for art and culture
Screen upgrade for Newcastle Stadium
Funding boost for volunteer groups
Investing in the future of the Clarence prawn industry
10 new community recovery officers in NSW
Halliday Wine Companion 2024 shortlist
9 June 2023 Nature-based tourism rebounds in NSW
Majority of Australians seek nature-centric experiences
Blue Mountains Tourism rebrand revealed
Western Sydney Airport secures first flights
Destination NSW gives Londonders a taste of Vivid Sydney
Vivid Sydney 2023 welcomes 1.8 million attendees to date
Dark Spectrum: Wynyard Tunnels now and then
Destination NSW eMarketing course
FIFA trophy tour for NSW
ACCC report: airline competition
Tourism pilot for people with disability
Rex to fly Adelaide-Sydney route
COVID-19 clinic closes at Sydney Airport
Parrmatta Museum site is rising
Household spending growth slows
Disaster Ready Fund projects announced
Australian festival conference
Quay Quarter wins major award
NSW ski season opens for 2023
New Australia’s Oyster Coast website
Domestic nights away exceed 2019
Visitors boost economy in March quarter
Illawarra orchard wins major award
Last call for Reviving International Tourism Grants
Storm and flood support update for stakeholders
Visit Hay app launches
Night at The Barracks returns
Remembering Max Hazelton
2 June 2023 Vivid Sydney celebrates biggest opening weekend on record
Parramatta waves the flag for safe, vibrant nightlife
Congratulations to the NSW Top Tourism Towns for 2023
Weekend visitor recovery for Sydney
Changes to working holiday program
UK free trade deal to boost hotels
Qantas to set up climate fund
Search for best club meal in NSW
Top 10 business event destinations
Sydney Harbour Bridge unity celebration
NSW sweeps museum awards
Newcastle hospitality & tourism awards
Aboriginal Fishing Trust Fund
Sydney Airport awards SYD100 scholarship
NSW Local Government conference
NSW Government’s UBER agreement
NSW Grants and Funding Finder
Alternatives to increase port capacity
Repairs for Lismore attractions
Central Coast Visitor Centre reopens
Mardi Gras CEO steps down
Koala habitat near Port Macquarie protected0
Long-range drones fly further to save lives
Nepal Airlines to fly to Sydney
Expanded training opportunities for NSW skills providers
26 May 2023 Photo special: Lights on for Vivid Sydney 2023
Festival heats up with Vivid Fire Kitchen
Wild Lights, Lightscape and Dark Spectrum to dazzle at Vivid Sydney
Sydney’s economic growth approaches pre-pandemic levels
Qantas adds international flights to NSW
National Reconciliation Week
TINA musical pays tribute to singer
Travel app usage rises in Australia
NSW hotels named best in South Pacific
Gordon Ramsay praises Sydney dining
NSW Sommelier’s Wine List Awards finalists
NSW tourism 2021-22 report
Sydney Opera House green accolade
NSW visit for India’s Prime Minister
Sydney Airport CEO to step down
Sydney Gateway takes step forward
New Sydney flight training centre
NSW on show at IMEX Frankfurt
Singapore Airlines boosts capacity
State Memorial for Barry Humphries
Saving high country species
Active transport funding
Mogo mountain bike experience
New legislation for creative workers
Government Sector Finance Amendment (Grants) Bill 2023
Sydney Trains Walsh Review Interim Report
$25,000 bonus for next generation planners
SafeWork NSW inspects snowfields
19 May 2023 China visitor market recovery for NSW
Tourism on track for full recovery
Australian travel trend forecast
TINA - The Tina Turner Musical opens in Sydney
Australia’s number one caravan and camping destination
International tourism grants
Australian Fashion Week shines in Sydney
International market profiles released
Sydney scores with Unity Pitch
UFC events secured for Sydney
Cruise interest strong for Australia
Visitor arrivals March 2023
International student recovery
Destination NSW joins sustainability project
Air BnB seeks hosts for Vivid Sydney
Snowy Mountains networking event
Farewell to Alison Mead
CommBank cost of living insights
JT Travels heads to Broken Hill
Route boosts to Sydney Airport
Platypus returns to Royal National Park
Gai-mariagal Festival 2023
National Parks and Wildlife Service ramps up bushfire preparedness
Gambling related signage to go in NSW
12 May 2023 How Federal Budget 2023-24 impacts the visitor economy
ATE23 famils put NSW in the spotlight
Greater Sydney visitor economy groups turbocharge growth
Last chance: LGBTIQA+ webinars
Register now: EV webinar
Tourism conference for Newcastle
National Visitor Survey February results
TAFE students cruise into new careers
Sydney number one for winter escapes
Counting down to FIFA Women’s World Cup
Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2023
ICC Sydney welcomes UTS students
NSW Tourism Awards nominations open
Asia Pacific air travel rises
Asiana increases Sydney flights
Heritage Week in Parramatta
Dubbo Railway Station upgrade
Household spending growth slows
Wanderer Festival line-up announced
NSW Budget date announced
NSW Government strengthens grants regulation
Sydney Gateway flyover bridge completed
Calga Wildlife Walkabout funding
Deni Ute Muster 2023 - around the grounds entertainment
Arts and recreation turnover rises in March
Trading update for Tourism Holdings Limited
5 May 2023 NSW shines at Australian Tourism Exchange 2023
Cruising into ATE232
Spectacular winter cruise season for NSW
Eden celebrates record cruise season
Hospitality and accommodation sectors welcome migration reform review
Quick tips for sustainable experiences
SXSW Sydney expands inaugural program
Narooma Oyster Festival returns
Push to raise SCG precinct concert cap
NSW caravan & camping rebound
Huge crowds at Sydney Supershow
NEON Night-time Economy Forum
New Sydney nightlife study
National Indigenous Art and Culture Fair
Bonza connects Tamworth
Qantas announces new CEO
Top Tourism Towns finalists
Bus industry taskforce established
Solar eclipse tourism boost for NSW
Lake Illawarra foreshore plans
New business events association
Business Events Sydney appoints new Europe Director (NSW)
Agritourism strategy for Riverina Murray
Darling River Run is now fully open
Murrumbateman Wine Trail launches
28 April 2023 Line-up announced for inaugural Vivid Food
Destination NSW heads to ATE23
Destination NSW and EarthCheck join forces to offer sustainability skills micro-credentials
Destination NSW releases Quick Tips For Sustainable Experiences Guide
Registrations open for EV & LGBTQIA+ webinars
ATEC Federal Budget recommendations
Sydney to host Quad Leaders’ Summit
Bonza connects Coffs Harbour
Rex cuts regional flights
Spirited Awards finalists
Western Sydney Arts and Culture Up Late
A-Leagues Women’s Grand Final
Holiday inflation eases for Aussies
Australian inflation decelerates
Sustainable travel: cost vs conscience
Business events boom for Sydney
Record fleet for Sail Port Stephens
Budget boost for national parks
Hunter Sports Centre expansion
Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold raised
Robertson Potato Festival
NEON International Night-Time Economy Forum
Reminder to apply for Australia Marketplace 2023
21 April 2023 NSW celebrates cruising milestone
International passenger traffic to NSW surpasses 80 per cent recovery mark
Top 10 nationalities passing through Sydney Airport
Shortlist announced for 2023 National Trust (NSW) Heritage Awards
Western Sydney Airport M12 milestone
Western Sydney Airport business park plans
Sydney Marathon registrations open
New name for Accor Stadium stand
Lithgow Business & Lifestyle Expo
Indian population overtakes China
First train runs under Sydney Harbour
Vivid Sydney Local Business Program
Night-Time Economy Forum
Newcastle Airport expansion
Permanent home for Qtopia
Sydney Royal Easter Show stats
Sydney renewables masterclasses
First Nations appointment for MCA
Snowies Alpine Walk - Stage 3 opens
Digital Skills webinar series
Caravan Camping Holiday SuperShow
Sydney Festival reflects on 2023 success
New Client Engagement Manager (China) for BESydney
14 April 2023 Vivid Sydney pays tribute to John Olsen AO OBE
Mike White & Jennifer Coolidge to join Vivid Sydney line-up
Travel to NSW exceeds pre-pandemic levels
Sydney brings the beat to FIFA Women’s World Cup
Champion regional NSW as a board director
Tourism conference for Manly
UCI wins for Wollongong
New Destination Southern NSW GM
Overseas arrivals for February
Nura Diya opens at Taronga Zoo
International student arrivals grow
50th airline for Sydney Airport
Coffs triumphs at green awards
Most Aussies plan to travel in 2023
World’s best new hotels
Central Darling Shire tourism app
Spending surges in hotels & bars
Scenic Eclipse II Newcastle debut
Vale aviation pioneer Max Hazelton
Australia Marketplace event registration
Committee for Sydney releases Nature Positive Sydney Report
Australian Regional Tourism Convention 2023
Australian Festival Industry Conference 2023
Holiday Park bookings up 40 per cent
Rex announces investment in Dovetail Electric Aviation
6 April 2023 NSW visitor economy leads the nation
NSW visitor economy on track for biggest Easter since 2019
More Aussies plan to spend on travel this Easter
NSW Ministor for Tourism announced
Champion regional NSW as a Destination Network board member
School holiday boost for caravan and camping industry
NSW Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow
NSW celebrates Asia Mega Famil success
JT Travels heads to Western Sydney
Blue Mountains eco certification
Campaign supports Sapphire Coast
Campaign celebrates Broken Hill
Travel leads Aussie economy
Bonza lands first Newcastle flights
Sydney Royal Easter Show opens
National Koala Conference
Sydney WorldPride boosts hotels
Madama Butterfly on Sydney Harbour
New Wicked stars revealed
Deni Ute Muster artists announced
Dubbo Winter Whisky Festival
2023 Four Winds Music Festival
31 March 2023 NSW cruise renaissance gathers pace
Destination NSW debuts updated cruise guide at SeaTrade Cruise Global
New Product Workshop boosts 21 NSW businesses
Vivid Sydney 2023 program announced
World first for Wynyard tunnels
Nature-based visitor experience grants
Digital Skills Accelerator Program
Tourism jobs recovery in January 2023
Overseas arrivals rise in January 2023
Holiday-related spending rises
TRA releases tourism businesses report
New Aboriginal Experiences website
Blak Markets heads to Broken Hill
SXSW Sydney: Session Select voting
$2 million for business event data
Outdoor Industry Summit announced
Winners: Australian Tourism Awards
2 March 2023 Aviation Attraction Fund boosts visitors to regional NSW
Two million extra airline seats for NSW
2023-24 Regional Event Fund announced
Boost for nature-based visitor experiences
Destination NSW welcomes new board member
Summer campaign delivers for NSW visitor economy
Destination NSW energises International Media Marketplace
Destination NSW creates campaign to support the Murray
Mardi Gras returns to Oxford Street
New national park for NSW
Digital Skills Accelerator Program
Accessible Tourism Guide
FIFA Women’s World Cup Fan Festival
Wanderer Festival returns
Tourism Australia China campaign
Socceroos home coming
Destination NSW/MEA scholarships
Register now: LGNSW conference
Manly Beach voted in top 25 worldwide
Skateboarding event for Sydney
Sydney’s next cultural destination
Multi-day walk opens on South Coast
Parramatta project a construction Powerhouse
Future of Roxy Theatre secured
Thousands more hectares of koala habitat protected
Monitoring program for national parks
$36 million to get flood damaged sports facilities back in the game
ACCOR Pacific and Ecotourism Australia partnership
A cleaner Sydney Harbour using AI technology
WestInvest funds new home for PCYC in Parramatta
Building back better in northern NSW
24 February 2023 New Destination Management Plans unveiled to grown regional visitation
International arrivals bounce back one year after border reopening
Sydney celebrates WorldPride
Australia triumphs at the World Athletics Cross Country Championships
Digital Skills Accelerator Program
Strong 2022 results for caravan industry
Sydney named Best Cruise Port
Destination Southern NSW seeks GM
Multi-day walk opens on South Coast
Supercards launches 2023 season
Top Tourism Town nominations open
Local high street reforms
Caldera Walk Master Plan
Finishing touches North Head
$100 million upgrade to Qantas Lounges
Qantas Group returns to profit
Atlassian’s Amy Glancey joins Business Events Sydney
Sydney’s new rewilding site welcomes back locally-extinct species
New home for women’s sport in NSW
17 February 2023 Greater Sydney transforms into a rainbow city for WorldPride
Booming LGBTQ+ travel market
100 days to Vivid Sydney 2023
Semi Permanent returns to Sydney
Regional NSW in the spotlight at AIME
Tourism Investment Monitor 2021-22
Travel drives household spending
International arrivals recover in 2022
Overseas arrivals for December 2022
Accommodation leads business turnover
Business confidence bounces back
Triple treat for art lovers
World Athletics Championships
Cup of Nations kicks off
SailGP comes to Sydney
WestInvest funds sporting fields
Sydney billboard unveiled in London
Top Tourism Town Nominations open
Tourism Australia business events MoU
First Purple Flag district launches
Nighttime art and culture boost
JT Travels heads to NSW South Coast
Lithgow Business & Lifestyle Expo
NSW triumphs at Street Art Awards
Convict hut found at metro station
Western Sydney education hub opens
Flood alerts at your fingertips
Boost for walkers and cyclists in Manly
More funding to grow Sydney’s tree canopy
10 February 2023 Destination NSW initiatives boost regional visitor economy
First look at SXSW Sydney inaugural event
Pride Villages bring free street celebrations to Sydney WorldPride
Pride is in the air at Sydney Airport
Latest visitor spend and stay results
Top basketballers head to Sydney
Australia’s Tina star revealed
Free inbound strategy workshops
Rising desire to fly domestically
Latest WestInvest winners
Second swimming spot for Barangaroo
New rescue boat for the Hawkesbury
Surf club upgrades for beachgoers
Hospitality school for Hunter Valley
Airports welcome white paper
Destination Country and Outback Summit
Uptown Grant Program now open
Paving the way for urgent road repairs in metro Sydney
Tim Tszyu world title bout a knock-out for NSW
Next stop for Central Station restoration
Final master plan for Berrys Bay unveiled0
Feedback invited on Blackheath to Little Hartley upgrade
3 February 2023 The best beaches in NSW
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras route joins State Heritage Register
Vivid Sydney 2023 Local Business Program
Hole in one for regional NSW
Convention bureaux merger update
Sydney to host Asia Mega Famil
New venue for FIFA Women’s World Cup
Free inbound strategy workshops
Australian Athletics team announced
AAFW: The Experience Program 2023
Muslim host training program
New WestInvest projects announced
Western Sydney bike blueprint
Newcastle 500 track build kicks off
Most Instagrammable places
Blue Mountains boosted by star visit
Light show for the Murray
More than $1 million for new environmental solutions
Funding boost for koala research
Backing sporting equality for women and girls
27 January 2023 Summer events to generate $260 million for NSW visitor economy
Australia Day Live Concert dazzles thousands and Sydney Opera House
NSW joins Lunar New Year celebrations
Sydney hosts Rugby 7s tournament
Melbourne-Sydney route soars
Sydney welcomes West End hit
Digital Skills Accelerator Program
Sydney WorldPride to sparkle at AGNSW
Illawarra surf club upgrades
Official FIFA Women’s World Cup ball
Explore NSW with Savings Finder
Provide feedback on Sydney cycleways
Parramatta to CBD foreshore link
Adventure begins for regional riders
Grants to support Aboriginal languages
$20.5 million community and place grants
Northern Rivers Rail Trail Partner Program
Powerhouse Ultimo renewal
Australian Street Rod Nationals 2023
Tourism Australia industry webinar
Cathy Freeman Park to be transformed into live site for cricket
20 January 2023 NSW visitor spending surges above pre-pandemic levels
NSW visitor economy leads the nation
NSW long-term arrivals exceed pre-COVID-19 levels
Counting down to the World Athletics Cross Country Championships
Gumbaynggir Country receives internation eco recognition
Western Sydney infrastructure boost
New intercity fleet on track for testing
Western Sydney Digital Skills Program
Sydney Airport December performance
NSW restaurants and bars bounce back
Destination Central West appoints GM
Heritage listing for South Head
Two more artificial reefs for NSW
Griffith triple finalist in Street Art Awards
Sydney Ferries join Google Street View
Regional Tourism Fund grant recipients
Sales boom for FIFA Women’s World Cup
Graffiti grants bring colour and life to NSW streetscapes
Submissions open for SXSW Sydney Music and Film Festivals
Empowering women in regional and rural NSW
Final tickets available for Premier’s Gala Concerts
Opportunity knocks to join Sydney’s newest creative collective
13 January 2023 Bumper year for NSW regional events
Tamworth Country Music Festival opens
Action-packed 2023 events calendar
Applications closing soon: Diploma of Event Management Scholarships
Applications open for pilot to boost disability employment in tourism
iFLY Indoor Skydiving promotes inclusion
Street parties and dining revive NSW
NSW scores Matildas matches
Bonza given green light to fly
World’s most beautiful cities
$65 million boost for Nowra bypass
World Indigenous Tourism Summit 2023
Superbikes return under lights
Kim Petras joins Sydney WorldPride line-up
New eco-adventure destination for NSW
Steady growth in tourism jobs
More extended trading for NSW venues
Swimmers take a dip at Barangaroo
$500 million boost to tackle flood damaged roads across the state
$100 million jobs boost for regional NSW
More music, theatre and visial arts to tour regional NSW
$6.7 million investment into the NSW coast
Future looks bright for Manly Fast Ferry
Major upgrades at Centennial Park
Passenger services on the main western rail line to recommence
Shoalhaven City Council launches event support program
9 January 2023 Special edition: Summer in Sydney turbocharges NSW visitor economy
Noël Sydney draws thousands to Harbour City
Elevate Sydney takes summer to new heights
Skyshow dazzles over Sydney Harbour
United Cup finals a smash hit for Sydney
Iconic Frida Kahlo exhibition leads Sydney Festival opening
Beach opera inside Sydney Town Hall
Circus superstar lights up Room
Musicals mesmerise audiences across Sydney
Sydney cements reputation as arts destination