Insights Newsletter July – December 2017

12 January 2018



22 December 2017 Parkes shakes it up for Elvis Festival
Elite surfing returns to Manly
New sea-lion pup at Taronga
NSW wins family travel awards
ICC Sydney celebrates 1st year anniversary
New direct flights to Taree
Major artwork for Sydney airport
New video showcases Coffs Harbour
St Mary’s Cathedral lights up in Sydney
Summer fun at Scenic World Blue Mountains
Biennale of Sydney unveils program
New Year’s eve on Cockatoo Island
Blue Mountains express trains
New Year’s Eve at the farm
15 December 2017 International tourists bring billions to NSW
Coffs to host major women’s golf events
Opera Australia reveals LA Boheme
Hockey championships come to Lismore
EOIs sought for ATE 2018 famils program
New Vivid Ideas curator announced
Ferry weddings on Valentine’s Day
Qantas starts new Sydney Osaka service
Lord Howe Qantaslink route secured
New resource for campers
Sydney wins best home port
The Gulgong Folk Festival returns
Semi Permanent turns 16
A sensory walk in a national park
New chairlift for Perisher
8 December 2017 Premier spruiks tourism for NSW in China
Jess + Matt launch ‘Sydney to Me’ in China
New Aboriginal Tourism Action Plan
Snowies to welcome more visitors
Marriage equality celebrated on NYE
Bondi becomes National Surf Reserve
On-demand regional tourism fund webscasts
Apply to be part of ATE18
ICC pilots remote airline check-in
New jobs for regional NSW
Hunter Valley Gardens light up
Celebrate Xmas in the vines
QT woos chef from New York
1 December 2017 L’Étape action hits the Snowy Mountains
Sydney makes top 21 destination list
Newcastle’s new cruise terminal unveiled
Glampers head to Mudgee
Newcastle 500 hailed a smash hit
New research on domestic youth
Makers Market at Scenic World
DNSW webcasts on-demand
It’s cherry picking time in Mudgee
Visitor report on Chinatown
Destination NSW focus on India
24 November 2017 Supercars finale underway in Newcastle
World-class stadiums coming to NSW
Tourism funding boost for Bellingen Shire
World’s best in Sydney for Australian Open
AFL fever hits the Harbour City
Golden Guitar Award finalists announced
NSW to feature in travel TV show
On-demand webcasts go live
Get in early for Thredbo festival
Selling Sydney and NSW to Singapore
Ironman in Western Sydney
Behind the scenes with Muriel
Surfing titles hit South Coast
17 November 2017 Tourism award winners announced
Muriel’s Wedding the Musical opens
Riverina Murray shows best tourism products
Sydney modern designs revealed
Media take in beauty of Outback NSW
Mammoths come to the Australian Museum
NSW Central Coast promoted at Instameet
Historic Rugby League Women’s World Cup is here
Head to Rally Australia in Coffs
Event sector gets skills boost
Thredbo Mountain Bike Park opens
Save the date for Focus On India
‘Gong’ product wins award
New event diploma launched
Sydney to host pathology event
Museum and gallery winners
Two NSW airports win major awards
10 November 2017 Sydney welcomes Dutch Golden Age masters
Socceroos fight for World Cup spot
Exploring the depths of the Blue Mountains
Opera House turns pink for Mardi Gras
ARIA Week 2017 is bigger than ever
The Ballina Prawn Festival is back
Ballot opens for NYE fireworks hotspot
Come to the band spectacular at Leeton
New regional NSW food and wine school
Bring the family to the Classics in the Park
Fashion Laureate winners announced
Be part of the camping holiday roadshow
3 November 2017 NSW on show in China
Innovative exhibition opens at MCA
Qingdao to Sydney service begins
Feedback sought for VEIAP review
NSW wins big at national food awards
Integrated ticketing at Newcastle 500
AACTA nominees announced
Sydney Hills Summer Series is back
B&B in World Tourism Awards
Experience Sydney on WeChat
New venue at Darling Harbour
Coastal tour license renewed
Zoom to the Supercars
Get real at Penrith festival
Blak Markets on Bear Island
27 October 2017 Tickets on sale for Jersey Boys
NSW on top in Australian Traveller People’s Choice Awards
AACT  launches In Conversation Event Series
The Lady and the Unicorn to visit NSW
Celebrating our fashion icons
Volleyfest gets set to hit Manly
Triathlon at the Australian Deaf Games
Regional NSW a winner in the 2018 Good Food Guide Awards
Great Media Stories webcast
Sculpture by the Sea returns to Sydney
Applications open for North America Australia Marketplace 2018
Future Transport 2056
Wildcard announced for Port Stephens NSW Pro
Caravan and Camping Expo in Sydney
LGA Visitor Profile reports released
Economic contribution of tourism in NSW
Cancer Council NSW Seven Bridges Walk
20 October 2017 Sydney in Summer hits screens
New national photo prize announced
Warf upgrades for Cockle Bay
Vivid Sydney: Request for Quotation
Time for tastes of  Tumbarumba
Top honours at NSW Camping and Caravanning Industry Awards
Murwillumbah makers markets return
Reaching bloggers and instagrammers
New NSW products on show
Madama Butterfly returns
Cool-climate wine awards
New job at Destination NSW
13 October 2017 NSW Government Flood Recovery Support Program helps increase visitors
Huge crowds expected for Rugby 7S
Coffs to host major NFL event
NSW Greg Norman-designed golf course
Superboats roar onto Lake Macquarie
2017 ARIA Awards nominations
How to be part of Vivid Sydney 2018
European Product Workshop 2018
NSW Tourism Awards tickets
Cheers to Orange Wine Festival
Go wild in the Highlands
Get ‘stuffed’ at MTV Beats & Eats
It’s time for sculpture
6 October 2017 NSW Tourism finalists announced
World Polo Championships heads to the Hawkesbury
Cruise Season launches in Newcastle
Offshore reefs to lure in tourists
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour opens
Vivid Sydney: Request for Quotation
Catch REX to the Snowies this summer
MTV Beats and Eats
More fast-paced racing action
Hills Shire night walk
Sky Blaze Broulee
Illawarra Festival of Wood
NYE at Barangaroo
29 September 2017 Huge weekend of sport in Sydney
Minister honours top students
NSW secures deal with Air New Zealand
All eyes on the Deni Ute Muster
NSW Surf Pro Series returns to Tweed Coast
NSW lodges at South West Rocks
Micro music festivals in Regional NSW
Bird watching in Blue Mountains
New funding for arts infrastructure
2018 Wyse Exchange in Sydney
Sydney Kings to take on NBA
Baidu Maps at Sydney Airport
Get tickets to NYE at Taronga
ATEC Awards now open
Call for Tropfest submissions
22 September 2017 NSW is number one again!
Beautiful now showing in Sydney
Sydney gets set for Summer cricket
Countdown to FFA Youth kick off
New tourism videos go live
NSW on top for dining
ICC secures 1000th event
Stay and play at Taste Riverina
Blak markets return to Barangaroo
Hunter Night Glow
Runners go West
Free concert for racegoers
Vivid Sydney: request for quotation
Come for a curry
Botanic Bush Food
Recharge returns
School’s out for Spring
Castle Hill pop-up drive in
Sydney Out Back Journey
15 September 2017 NSW declared Australia’s best event state
Airline routes increase visitors to Sydney
The Matildas take on Brazil
Run Chen Pen Bin, run
It’s Reigning Men
Extra seats for Newcastle 500
We’re going to the (new) zoo
Orange winery gets funding boost
North Coast in the spotlight
Long live the King
Heading Outback
Reach for the Skyway
Register for Deaf Games
Murray writing festival
ATE18 applications now open
Sydney Fringe continues
New patron role for Premier
Peak Hill Gold Mine upgrades revealed
Product funding webcast
Heritage Hotel opens
8 September 2017 NSW breaks tourism records
Applications open for Incubator Event Fund
Daily Sydney to Houston flights begin in January
NSW ski season continues
The Bash is back for summer
Top Aussie golfer to play in Sydney
2017 NRL Finals Series launch
American media play on the Central Coast
Jobs at Destination NSW
Request for quotation
Sydney voted Best City for People
Desert disco divas
Time for tulips
Food fight
Spring goes bang
It’s good to graze
A gem of a race
1 September 2017 Tourism boost for Western Sydney
Award for Vivid Sydney Creative Director
NSW secures partnership with China’s Capital Airlines
International Supermoto in Newcastle
Snowtunes returns this weeekend
Foodie festival in Bangalow
Coffs Harbour running festival countdown
School’s out for spring
Tyalgum Music Festival next weekend
Coastal Classic returns
Sculpture down south
Surf’s up at Crescent Head
25 August 2017 Mammoth exhibition bound for Sydney
Minister in China to strengthen tourism
Regional NSW to star on Sydney Weekender
Destination NSW and Qantas launch Meet The Sydneyporeans
Sydney set for College Football fanfare
Coffs Harbour Airport upgrade complete
NSW to boost Japanese tourist numbers: global launch for Vivid 2018 dates
Record attendance at Vivid Sydney 2017
Taronga welcomes two baby giraffes and opens new tiger enclosure
Foodie weekend for seafood lovers in Port Stephens
Tina arena to star in new Evita production in Sydney
Orange Wine Festival to shine a light on region’s vintages
Blue Mountains on global show with
Luke Nguyen
Orange Blossom Festival
Central Coast sponsorship program opens
Gresford Campdraft Rodeo
Tumut Valley Fly In event
Wentworth Show this weekend
Water park fun in Jamberoo
18 August 2017 MTV Beats and Eats returns to the Gong in November
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical opens in Sydney on
September 17
Ballet Under The Stars returns with Sleeping Beauty
Spring is Tulip Time in the Southern Highlands
Riverina showcases renaissance Da Vinci Machines
Amazing program of cultural festivals on this weekend
Take a short break with these fun lifestyle events
MCA and Sydney Airport to showcase new contemporary art
Sydney Motorsport Park shines under lights
NSW First webcasts on-demand
See the Tara this weekend in Sydney
Business Events Sydney appoints new chair
Clarence Valley Camp Oven Festival on this weekend
State Memorial for Betty Cuthbert
11 August 2017  2018 Flagship Event Fund now open
Countdown on for the Sample Food Festival
Muriel has found her Rhonda!
Sydney to host 40th anniversary production of Evita
Sports infrastructure boom for regional NSW
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour to open in October
Coming up soon in NSW First: Regional Tourism Fund webcasts
ICC ferry service
Fusion of Riverina art & food
Sculpture at Barangaroo
Countdown to Women’s Rugby League World Cup
Blue Mountains Great Walks
Port Macquarie showcased to more than 665,000 on Instagram
04 August 2017 NSW Government  launches $6 million Regional conferencing strategy
Battle Recharge set to boost The Tweed
Training boost for Visitor Centre staff
Parramatta’s cultural revolution secured
Applications open for Destination NSW roadshows in China & USA
NSW Government announces support for Bowral Classic
Sydney International Boat Show now on
Sydney Design Festival announced
New sports academy coming to Regional NSW
Inbound Strategy Webinar series
Scenic world launches philanthropic program
Narrandera farmers’ markets
28 July 2017 Tourism funding boost for NSW North Coast
Tamworth Country music festival line-up
Sculpture at Barangaroo
First ever Manly to Barangaroo fast ferry service
Abode luxury heads to Yass
Sydney’s first all-weather tennis courts
2017 Helpmann Awards
Wigan Warriors tour secured for NSW
Video junkee at Carriageworks
Tweed lures new offshore artificial reef
Qantas launches flights from Osaka to Sydney
Economic contribution of tourism to NSW
21 July 2017 Tourism headquarters announced
NSW to host exclusive Barbarians Rugby tour
Tourism funding boost for South Coast
Byron Bay welcomes top international travel writers
Tweed heads rail trail gets go-ahead
Hawkesbury to host world championship for Obstacle Course Racing
New dedicated train for the Broken Heel Festival
New Business Development manager for Shanghai
Sydney airport welcomes new Mantra Hotel
TAA Awards celebrate excellence
Powerhouse Museum public consultation
Short-term holiday letting Options Paper
14 July 2017 Tweed Coast to host Australian Surf Festival
Arsenal FC make history in Sydney
Record-breaking koala breeding season on the Central Coast
NSW popular for walking holidays
Sydney voted number one city by Travel + Leisure
Inbound Strategy Webinar Series
Visit the Riverina by heritage train
Aboriginal tourism webcast now online
Taronga’s rhino calf named Mesi
7 July 2017 NSW number one for Aboriginal Tourism
Port of Eden gets $44 million upgrade
Matildas to face Brazil in NSW
Packages on sale for Broken Heel Festival
Moree Gallery showcases popular Australian Artists
Winter one-day Jamboree at Mount Keira
Potts Point welcomes new Boutique Hotel
Captain Cook cruises to operate ICC ferry service
Snowy Mountains shine on world stage
New Business Development Manager for Guangzhou
IHG expands in Regional NSW