Insights Newsletter July – December 2015

12 January 2016
Issue Articles
18 December 2015 The Australian Ballet to perform ballet under the stars in Western Sydney
NSW is the number one State for visitors
Regional NSW businesses to receive tourism boost
Tamworth to host international equine event
Regional airport projects set for take off
RTO Review update
World-renowned photographer Mario Testino to visit Sydney
The Australian Museum’s first gallery transformed
Tumbalong Park reopens in time for Christmas
Matilda the Musical continues its incredible Sydney run
Destination NSW’s Country Manager - China moves on
Join the Destination NSW UK/Europe Trade Mission 2016
Early bird offers for LGNSW Tourism Conference 2016
Global arts leaders gather in Sydney for international fundraising conference
Top honours for South Coast RTO
Vale David Grant AM
11 December 2015 NSW signs historic partnership with Arsenal FC
NSW major sporting events capital of Australia in 2016
Sydney wins bid to host 2017 World Polo Championship
Regional NSW to benefit from event funding
Grayson Perry’s Pretty Little Art Career opens at MCA
State of Origin 2016
Cycling challenge in Central NSW
Christmas markets in NSW
Business events deliver more than $21 million to NSW regional economies
ICC Sydney to open in 12 months
South Coast stars in Destination NSW familiarisation
Tickets on sale for Wings Over Illawarra 2016
New welcome centre at Opera House
Cruise to the 2016 State of Origin
New ferry service for White Bay cruise passengers
4 December 2015 International visitors spend $8 billion in NSW
NCAA College Football heading to Sydney
NSW Government signs two year agreement with Scoot Airlines in Singapore
Bannisters Pavilion opens on South Coast
NSW Government provides boost to Albury Gold Cup Carnival
Sydney welcomes first Xiamen Airlines flight
Bravo Challenge for Wollongong
NSW the tourism destination most-loved by Aussie travellers
5th AACTA Industry Awards Dinner
“Go Fishing Day” in NSW
NSW centre stage with new film, online and tv productions
Australia’s best airport
Full field announced for Apia International Sydney
Scouts leap into Sydney for Jamboree 2016
Regional Visitor Economy Funding for TLPC
27 November 2015 NSW industry praised at tourism awards
Steven Gerrard to lead Liverpool FC legends in Sydney
Visitor numbers from China to grow
Register now for Greater China Mission 2016
And the ARIA Award goes to…
Actress and star of the Bold and the Beautiful in Sydney
P&O Cruises boost tourism in time for summer
Sydney wins bid to host $7 million Robocop
Summertime Caravan and Camping in NSW
Focus on India with Destination NSW
Sydney summer blockbusters
New service to help you find staff
Destination NSW Inbound Strategy Workshops
Australian Museum Trailblazers opens
Christmas Bazaar in Kensington Street
Opera in the Paddock
View on the Southern Highlands
Birthday celebrations for the Royal Botanic Garden
20 November 2015 NSW scoops Australian event awards
The Art of the Brick: DC Comics premieres in Sydney
International ironman event secured for Western Sydney
Dates announced for L’etape cycling race
Golden Guitar finalists announced
Iconic Sydney outdoor opera to feature Chinese subtitles
Slim Dusty centre opens in Kempsey
Biggest ever line up for ARIA week
MTV Beats & Eats to kick off this weekend
Rex to commence services to the Snowy Mountains
Discover the underwater world of Sydney Harbour
Grocon confirms plans for hotel at Sydney’s iconic IMAX site at Darling Harbour
Coffs Harbour hosted fifth Aboriginal tourism workshop this week
Industry night of nights to take place in July 2016
Qantas bounds into 95 year celebrations
Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism launch the ‘Come Play’ summer campaign
Summer is set to sizzle in Sydney’s north west
13 November 2015 Julie Andrews arrives in Sydney for My Fair Lady
Nadal and Hewitt to bring FAST4 back to Sydney
Sydney is the one for ‘If You Are The One’
New airline from china to boost visitor numbers
Business Events Sydney establishes digital presence in China
Destination NSW Product Update
Observation towers for NSW beaches
Boxing day trading hours update
American airlines B777-300ER flies over Sydney Harbour
New Southern Highlands destination planner
6 November 2015 New tourism campaign to promote NSW in China
New interactive Sydney shopping guide
Broken Hill on Sydney Weekender
Food and wine visitors boost NSW economy
True Grit bound for The Hawkesbury in 2016
Taste of Port Macquarie
Newtown Festival kicks off with support from Sydney Airport
Hydro Majestic to host Roaring 20s events
Gourmet dining on Lord Howe Island
30 October 2015 Sydney sends a special message to the Wallabies
Australia’s trailblazing explorers celebrated in new exhibition
Destination NSW takes a taste of NSW to Singapore and Malaysia
Stars of film and television shine in 2015 AACTA Awards nominations
Sydney Weekender to feature Penrith and the Hawkesbury
The 2015 NSW Open Golf in Western Sydney
Australian Fashion Laureate Awards
Win tickets for NYE 2016
Non-stop Christmas shopping in NSW
Meet Banjo, Taronga Zoo’s new joey
Tulip Time wins international award
Kensington Street - Sydney’s newest hotspot
Award-winning NSW wines
Regional NSW events not to miss this weekend
New at the Australian National Maritime Museum
Sydney Symphony Orchestra Backstage News
Sydney top of world’s 100 most reputable cities list
The 20th Biennale of Sydney March to June 2016
ICC Sydney news
Country music and Shakespeare in The Hills
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016
23 October 2015 The Greats come to the Art Gallery of NSW
New $100 million beachfront resort in Byron Bay to open soon
Get set to celebrate with 40 years of Sydney Festival
Central NSW buildings reborn into vibrant tourism spaces
Lemur proves a hit for zoo visitors
Sydney voted one of the top cities in the world
Dungog Festival kicks off
2015 NSW Tourism Awards finalists announced
Funding boosts Regional NSW
ICC Sydney secures $200 million in events
Australian Tourism Exchange – hurry applications close soon!
Australian Marketplace 2016 applications closing soon
16 October 2015 Disney’s Aladdin to premiere in Sydney
Australian Open Golf calls Sydney home
Jerry Hall farewells The Graduate in Sydney
Adventure Racing World Championships secured for Shoalhaven
World Time Attack Challenge secured for Western Sydney
Hydro Majestic revs up for car rally
New motoring event secured by Destination Nsw
Beats & Eats Festival secured for NSW
Strong pipeline of business events
Sydney derby set for kick-off
Best in NSW Caravan and Camping
Sydney Opera House Open Day
Southern Highlands gains new Welcome Centre
Sydney bars raise glass to world’s top 50 bar placing
ICC Sydney Film released
9 October 2015 World-first secured for Sydney and Fashion Week
NSW promoted to youth travellers via MTV
Orange secures cycling event
ARIA Awards set to hit the right note
Sydney shines on big screen in new film starring Brett Lee
Narromine to host Junior World Gliding Championships
Vote now in Australian Event Awards
Kids free initiative drives museum holiday crowds
QT Bondi to open its doors in November
Cruising delivers the goods to Sydney
NSW scores high on beach cleanliness
Overseas Passenger Terminal gets a new lease on life
2 October 2015 Circular Quay to shine in new revamp
Sydney scores with NRL final
Festival musters up a crowd for a big weekend
ART OF THE BRICK tickets now on sale
Get a taste of the good life
Acclaimed artist to light up the MCA for Vivid Sydney
Sydney set for new daily service from Qatar
Sydney to host Vogue international editor
Seven Bridges Walk raises funds for cancer
Fishing access is a real catch
Lilac City Festival
Australian Marketplace 2016
Bridgeclimb Sydney
25 September 2015 NSW wins again: Number one for events
Festival aims to blend the best of established events
Top industry students honoured
Manly Beach secures surfing event until 2018
Heritage-listed buildings open as boutique hotel
The ARIAs and ARIA Week return for 2015
Southern Highlands set to host chamber musicians
Sydney and New South Wales to feature in world-first ‘instaRELAY’
MAMA set to open its doors
Restaurant awards serve up the best
First ship set to cruise into Wollongong
Shoppers encouraged into CBD
Wheat conference delegates visit Regional NSW
Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) applications open
18 September 2015 Domestic visitors to NSW continue to rise
Parkes all shook up for Elvis festival event
Sydney all set for running festival
Sydney CBD to gain new luxury hotel
Blacktown steps up to the plate for baseball event
Steins up for Hydro Majestic Oktoberfest
Kids entertainment opens at Sydney Airport
Emerging performers set to tread the boards
Exhibition highlights trailblazing explorers
Visitor numbers hit it out of the park
Tourism Australia appoints new chair
Children’s festival is spot on
Back to Hartley offers fresh look at history
Expressions of Interest sought for ATE Famils Program
European Product Workshop 2016
11 September 2015 Million-pound promotion on Sydney Harbour
Sparkling future for Australian Museum
2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships
PATA Award for Vivid Sydney
Brazilians love Sydney
October long weekend of fun in Regional NSW
Qantas adds more flights to Sydney from Hong Kong and Manila
Sydney’s newest adventure hotspot
Byron tourism growth and trends
Celebrate Halloween in Lithgow
Scenic World turns 70
3 September 2015 NSW retains top spot for international visitors
Guide highlights best of the State
New surf series secured for NSW
Exhibition highlights fashion designer’s career
VANFEST set to rock Forbes
‘The Goods Line’ delivers the goods
Historic house opens its doors
Culture fans flock to NSW
Sydney tops friendly city poll
Convention centre build hits highest point
Caravan and camping expo
Walkabout Indonesia 2015
Famil promotes business opportunities
28 August 2015 Expedia and Destination NSW partner to attract more visitors to NSW
Sydney International Art Series returns
Destination NSW promotes spring school holiday breaks in NSW
“NRL Nation” to feature at Darling Harbour
Blue Mountains aims high with Google imagery
Opera House awarded for sustainability
Sydney Airport gains green award
Barangaroo headland returned to the people of NSW
Barangaroo industry partnership delivers jobs for Indigenous students
Destination NSW North America Trade Mission 2015
21 August 2015 NSW joins with China’s largest online travel agency
Visitors from New Zealand set to increase
Asia opens up to NSW oysters
All in bloom at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan
New era for historic Peppers Manor House
NSW takes the cake at restaurant awards
Matilda The Musical officially premieres
Rugby travel packages released
Funding opportunities for regional arts and culture facilities
Byron Bay wins big at Tourism Awards
ICC Sydney hosts first international site tour
Diamonds shine bright at Netball World Cup
Camden Haven goes mobile-ready
13 August 2015 Regional Flagship Event funding now open
Sydney Opera House – The Opera to premiere in 2016
Dungog Festival program unveiled
Five ships to set record in Sydney Harbour
Raise a cup to new tearooms
Cheetah cub brings in the crowds at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Fans gearing up for Netball World Cup final
Largest big data conference held in Sydney
Sydney’s historic buildings open their doors
Avalon on the Beach embraces the view
Destination NSW South-East Asia Mission
7 August 2015 Sydney to host My Fair Lady
Port Stephens dolphin census makes a splash
Netball World Cup courts sporting success
Extreme Sailing Series to return to Sydney harbour
Festival is “world class”
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour 2016 presents Puccini’s Turandot
Vivid Sydney on show at international event
North Coast Tourism Awards
Mudgee Food and Wine Festival stages pop-up event
Sydney welcomes new airline services from China
Destination NSW South Korea Workshop
Save the dates for travel trade missions
31 July 2015 Record international visitors come to NSW
Inland Tourism Awards
Creative minds sought for Vivid 2016
Barangaroo Point Reserve set to open
Tourism and events support guide released
Les Misérables scoops the pool at Helpmann Awards
Sydney Airport opens Student Welcome Desk
Junior bowlers to battle it out in Wollongong
Mel Gibson film to be shot in NSW
International Convention Centre hotel construction underway
10,000 Amway delegates to visit Sydney
Noma, top-class restaurant, coming to Sydney
Sydney welcomes Japanese visitors as new Qantas flights commence from Haneda, Tokyo
TAA NSW Awards for excellence
Local artist showcases at Newcastle Art Gallery
24 July 2015 Newcastle gears up for Port to Port mountain biking event
New website to promote tourism to Regional NSW
Blue Mountains walking track re-opens following upgrade
Golf fans to flock to Sydney for Emirates Australian Open
Matt Moran steps up to the plate for food festival
Bloggers gather in Sydney
Painting on the edge
Gallery walking tours
NSW Tourism Awards
17 July 2015 Sydney set for event weekend bonanza
Vivid Sydney wins international award
Dubbo to host Cricket Championships
Theatre awards launched
Big names join star-studded Helpmann awards
Aerial adventure gives a bird’s eye view
Restored heritage accommodation opens in Royal National Park
New Tokyo to Sydney airline service to launch
Willoughby Spring Festival reinvigorated
Newcastle Airport hotel ready for take off
Darling Harbour installation brings in visitors
Country Music Festival
10 July 2015 Sydney is number one again
Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO) model to undergo new review
Wollongong to host Eastern University Games
New cycling event secured for NSW for three years
Bledisloe Cup Festival sets tone for rugby fever
Taronga’s joey’s cuteness is too much to “bear”
“Broken Heel” Festival
03 July 2015 NSW attracts more visitors than any other state
New Central Coast marketing campaign
Destination NSW leads on digital strategy
South Coast campaign success
Bennelong is back
Musical to hit the right note
Tribute cricket match to be played in Coffs Harbour
Online tourism tool kit
Future stars kicking goals at Youth Championships
Awe-inspiring flights over South Solitary Island
Event Symposium calls for proposals