Insights Newsletter July – December 2012

31 January 2013
Issue Articles
20 December 2012 CEO’s message
NSW Government’s plan for visitor economy
Regional Flagship Events Program announced
Plans revealed for Sydney’s convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct
Sydney scores Manchester United
Hydro Majestic refurbishment
Tourism workshop opportunity
Elsa Dixon Aboriginal Employment Program
6 December 2012 It’s ON! for events in Wollongong this summer
Destination NSW launches new Sydney app
Sydney to host Badminton World Superseries
ARIA Awards and ARIA Week rock Sydney
Stories behind Australia’s most famous landmark documented
2nd AACTA Awards nominees anounced
It’s official: Sydney is Australia’s best city
Spirit of the land exhibition a boost to local tourism
Australian Open of Surfing wins Event of the Year
Extension of applications for China Mission 2013
Sydney Harbour named best cruise port for 8th consecutive year
Tourism infrastructure regional fund: 14 December deadline
30 November 2012 China Tourism Strategy 2012-2020
Sydney Telstra 500 V8 Supercar Series enters new era
Countdown underway to Australian Youth Olympic Festival
Opal Card electronic ticketing system for Sydney
Tiger Airways announces Sydney to Coffs Harbour route
Federal funding for indigenous culture, languages and visual arts projects
New date announced for Accommodation Achievers’ Awards
T-QUAL Tick endorsement for EarthCheck
14 November 2012 New Year’s Eve event unveiled for Sydney Harbour National Park
Dalwood Heritage Trail
Sydney Telstra 500 V8 Supercars Championship
Minister announces $300,000 boost to NSW museum sector
Hunter Valley on show
International stars for Madame Tussauds Sydney
Café serves bush tucker to city crowds
The Rocks Markets turns 21
City of Sydney workshops
Corroboree Europe ’13
Golden Backpack Awards
Tripadvisor lists T-QUAL endorsed products
China 2013: Prospectus released
5 November 2012 Yoko Ono artworks exclusive to Sydney
Love Every Second in Sydney this Summer
Top Gear Festival to feature Red Bull Racing’s Mark Webber
F-111 fighter jet to call Evens Head home
Best NSW wines unveiled
Sunlover STARS 2013
China ready online survey of NSW tourism operators
Sydney ranked sixth in Globe Shopper Index
Dates announced for DNSW/TQ China Mission
25 October 2012 Hunter Valley number one wine region in Australasia
2013 Sydney Festival to showcase “our city in summer”
New tourism attractions in Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay
Sydney Treetop Adventure Park opens
International Fleet Review
Tourism Industry Regional Development Fund
Star-studded men’s line-up for Apia International Sydney
Cruise season meet and greet service
International Business Development Program
Visitors to the Rocks invited on a journey in to dreamtime
Small-scale accommodation survey seeking participants
18 October 2012 NSW tourism drives business growth
Destination NSW expands North Asia presence
Sydney favoured in USA Reader’s Choice Awards
Legendary Pacific Coast Food and Wine Trails
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia unveils strategic plans  for 2013
Opera Theatre officially renamed Joan Sutherland Theatre
ARIA announce plans and line up for first ever ‘ARIA Week’
Sydney International Rowing Regatta
ATE 2013 seller applications open
Business class product upgrades for Qantas
Sydney to host 2014 Bingham Cup Rugby
NSW product news
11 October 2012 Finalists announced for 2012 NSW Tourism Awards
Vivid Sydney seeks global designs for Vivid Light 2013
Sam Stosur and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga confirmed for Apia International Sydney
New mobile phone app for visiting cruise passengers
Call out for dedicated volunteer campers
Sydney cruises into another record season
Industry partners welcomed for Summer in Sydney campaign
4 October 2012 Legally Blonde The Musical opens in Sydney
Rally Australia returns to Coffs Harbour
Bigger and brighter Parramasala
Taronga’s baby t-rex goes on tour
2012 ARIA Awards nominations announced
Sydney Sixers and NSW Government partner to promote international tourism
New road numbering system for travellers in NSW
Doors open at Lend Lease’s Darling Quarter Theatre
2012 Crave Sydney International Food Festival
WTM World Responsible Tourism Day consumer expo
28 September 2012 Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour 2012: Carmen
Sydney to host World Youth Student Travel Conference for Sydney FC
Google+ Hangout with Jude Bolton
Newcastle and Sydney win international awards
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium opens
Aboriginal art and culture showcased in the Hunter Valley
NRL Grand Final week lights up Sydney
North Coast Destination Network formed
Cooperative marketing campaign for India
12th Annual Helpmann Awards
Love Every Second digital campaign in USA
19 September 2012 Brits vote Sydney their favourite overseas city
QT Sydney opens
ATE 2013 famil opportunities
Priscilla arrives in Broken Hill
Glebe Island to be interim exhibition site
Qantas increases services to regional NSW
Awards set to recognise tourism’s rising stars
Sydney Festival 2013
New England High Country iPad app wins award
11 September 2012 Construction underway at Wet’n’Wild Sydney
2013 Regional Flagship Events Program
NRL Final Series
Qantas announces new chauffeur service
Staff changes at Destination NSW
North Coast Tourism Awards
Keep up to date on NSW product news
Regional Flagship Events Program - Murrumbateman Moving Feast
September international trade famils
2012 Orange Wine Week launched
6 September 2012 New Qantas and Emirates partnership welcomed
Regional Manager, New Zealand appointed
Destination NSW and launch NSW Getaways campaign
Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2013 Awards announced
The Legendary Pacific Coast introduces series of special interest trails
Sydney International Airport launches new parking deals
Southern NSW recognised at 2012 Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence
Register for the Australian Tourism Directions Conference
Winners announced in the 2012 Hunter and Central Coast Awards for Excellence in Tourism
27 August 2012 The Addams Family: cast unveiled
NSW Tourism Awards submissions closing soon
Mobile optimised sites for and
Quay named top restaurant in Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards
International trade famils this week
Destination NSW Calendar of Events
2013 Caravan and Camping Shows - expressions of interest
Central Coast CEO
21 August 2012 Legally Blonde, award winning musical starts rehersals
Helpmann Award nominations
Tourism growth on wings of new airline services
Last week of 2012 Australian Surf Festival
Small-scale accommodation survey
Sydney eateries in world’s top 101
Outstanding journalist and photographers honoured
Record visitor month in July
2012 South Coast Regional Tourism Awards
13 August 2012 NSW Visitor Economy Taskforce report released
Premier congratulates China Southern Airlines on Sydney Festival sponsorship
ATE 2013 delivers improved event for tourism industry
Destination NSW and Singapore Airlines “Family Playtime” campaign
Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon Awards of Excellence
Crave Sydney International Food Festival program hits the streets this weekend
Taste Orange @ Sydney
India a target for Destination NSW and Singapore Airlines campaign
Regional Flagship Event - The Flair Awards
Australian Regional Tourism Network Convention - registrations open
6 August 2012 Update on new regional tourism projects in NSW
EOIs invited for regional research
Largest regional tourism promotion gains momentum
Award winning NSW
Visitor survey results - year ended March
Regional Product Showcase
Destination NSW a sponsor of the Kennedy Awards
Aviation snapshot for mainland China
Barangaroo hotel resort announced
30 July 2012 World’s greatest art exhibitions exclusive to Sydney
Tourism Industry Recovery - data released
Tourism award wins lead to increased visitation numbers
Sydney Airport numbers swell
Update on Destination NSW’s largest regional tourism promotion ever
Tour operator’s booking rates linked to award wins
Understand your destination’s visitors
20 July 2012 Largest regional NSW tourism promotion in State’s history announced
Inaugural Bledisloe Cup Festival program
Campaign to lure families to NSW regions for a getaway
Byron Bay named one of world’s best surf towns
The search is on for the best regional BBQ cook
13 July 2012 Sydney again voted one of the world’s best cities
Wollongong secures ‘Gran Fondo’ & multi-sport festival event
‘Winter in Sydney’ campaign brings record website traffic
National visitors and accommodation revenue on rise
Tiger Airways launches second base in Sydney
Tour operator’s booking rates linked to award wins
Regional NSW accommodation providers urged to participate in largest promotion in State’s history
6 July 2012 Tourists encouraged to explore Sydney like a local
New logo to highlight Bledisloe Cup festival
Welcome new international team members
Sydney welcomes new Buenos Aires-Sydney non-stop services
Training to improve Aboriginal engagement
Update on new tourism projects in NSW
Keep up to date on NSW product news