Insights Newsletter January – June 2018

11 July 2018
Issue Articles
29 June 2018 State’s road trippers encouraged to get off the beaten track
Unlocking NSW’s multi-billion dollar backyard
Deni Ute Muster turns twenty
Regional NSW encouraged to attend AIME 2019
Taronga giraffes move for $50m makeover
Helpmann Awards hosted over two nights
South Korea Workshop applications open
NAIDOC Art Fair this weekend in Sydney
NSW Premier’s prizes for science and engineering
First accessible canoe/kayak launch in Murray
Australia’s top riders get ready to battle
22 June 2018 $290 million for Australia’s top destination
Aussies opt for regional NSW over Gold Coast
Blockbuster weekend of footy in Sydney
Sydney to host International Hockey Pro League
Virgin Australia and Destination NSW travel trade cocktail event
Famous faces lend a hand at Pie Fest 2018
Shell Cove marina and harbour officially named
NSW to host World Investment Forum in 2019
World’s best snowboarders and skiers to compete in Sydney
New NSW export-ready products
Sydney secures jewel in incentive crown
Record numbers of caravan and camping nights
15 June 2018 Final nights to see the lights
Tutankhamun to star in revamped museum
New workshops and webcasts on offer
Price cut for caravan registration
Sydney scores a musical trifecta
World first for golfers with a disability
New contract for tourism activities on the Sydney Harbour Bridge
A touch of Arnhem Land in Bega
8 June 2018 Snowy Mountains to host Trail Run finale
Herbarium to make NSW leader in plant sciences
Vivid Sydney on show in new souvenir book
Short term holiday letting plan a win-win
Sydney Film Festival begins
Vivid Sydney welcomes paralympian Kurt Fearnley
Orange Regional Gallery expansion announced
Transformed Sails Port Macquarie unveiled
Aviation leaders fly into Sydney
Funding for multicultural events
Applications open for DNSW Japan Roadshow
Latest reports on food and wine tourism
1 June 2018 Vivid Light Walk shines brighter than ever
New major event for Western Sydney
$7.6 million for state of the art gallery in Clarence Valley
NSW welcomes corporate record breakers
Tickets on sale for Bledisloe Cup
New dining destination for Central Coast
TAFE NSW launches Skills for Business initiative
Vivid Sydney teams up with Amazon Alexa
Sails Port Macquarie unveils new space
Sydney 7s moves to Western Sydney
Pitch perfect funding for Mid North Coast
25 May 2018 It’s Lights ON! For Vivid Sydney
Southern Highlands to host Wine Awards
Country and Outback NSW launches DMP
James Cameron: Challenging the Deep exhibition opening
Rachel Ward’s Palm Beach to commence production
Later trading for Vivid Sydney and sports events
Green light for Walsh Bay Arts Precinct
NSW Multicultural Children’s Festival
Taste of Manly on this weekend
Good Design showcase during Vivid Sydney
DNSW appoints new General Manager Marketing
Applications open for DNSW South East Asia Roadshow
Destination NSW Privacy Policy changes
18 May 2018 Vivid Sydney shines a light on the natural world
Rex Community Fare for Orange
AUS-X Open returns to Western Sydney
Flood recovery campaign tempts NSW North Coast visitors
Battle Recharge brings cyclists to the scenic Tweed Valley
Vivid Ideas events selling fast
ICC named Australia’s best public building
New suites open in Penrith
Sheraton on the Park’s $40 million makeover
New VIP experiences and kids zone for AnnanRoma
2018 Good Design Award winners announced
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Edition returns
Centennial Parklands wins two State awards
11 May 2018 Vivid Sydney’s inclusive family fun area
Tilba Lake Pods open on South Coast
L’Étape Australia wins big at MEA Awards
Spirit of Fun lights up Luna Park
National Indigenous NAIDOC Art Fair returns to Sydney
Sydney still the place to do business
Harbour city to host 3×3 basketball
Dubbo and Moree to feature in RFDS broadcast
Sydney Film Festival program announced
Art gallery with a view at Killalea
Fashion takes centre stage for MBFWA
Southern Highlands to host Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
Domestic caravan and camping travel to NSW
4 May 2018 STAR WARS™ Identities: The Exhibition in Sydney
Ironman Australia to stay in Port Macquarie
Hiatus Kaiyote join Vivid Music line-up
Hunter to host A-League fans
Powerhouse Museum coming to Parramatta
‘Sydneyporeans’ campaign wins MARKies Awards
Economic contribution of tourism to NSW
Reigning Men exhibition now open
Captain Cook’s landing to be recognised for 250th anniversary
Whale watching season underway in NSW
Family favourite NSW holiday parks rebranded
DNSW appoints new Business Development Manager
27 April 2018 Four weeks to glow until Vivid Sydney
Jenolan Caves to receive $8.5 million facelift
Sydney awarded best LGBTQI destination
Kiwi comedy to open Sydney Film Festival
Bowral Classic returns to historic town
Blackmores Sydney Running Festival registrations open
Cooper Cronk tempts fans to Sydney for Origin weekend
Register now for WYSE Exchange
Better Homes and Gardens to feature Coffs Coast
Newcastle 500 Community Fun Day tomorrow
New Vibe hotel for North Sydney
20 April 2018 Multi-million dollar boost for Kosciuszko
NSW secures AACTA Awards until 2020
Women’s State of Origin tickets on sale
Aussie product showcased at ATE 2018
Sydney Film Festival has bright future in NSW
Bollywood Superstar Parineeti Chopra in NSW
Rennie Adams to delight crowds at Moree Races
All eyes on Wollongong for the Fed Cup
Outdoor art in Blue Mountains and Southern Highlands
State heritage listing for Hadley Park
It’s Pie Time in the Southern Highlands
Sydney Weekender sneak peek
13 April 2018 $300,000 boost to regional NSW business events
Stosur and Barty lead Australian Fed Cup side
Trundle ABBA Festival returns
The world’s best bodyboarders are coming to Kiama
Indian Pacific pulls into Blue Mountains
Parkes Aero Spectacular this weekend
Sydney Olympic Park holiday fun
New Air NZ flights to Sydney
Applications sought for NPWS Advisory Committees
New DNSW board members appointed
Bathurst celebrates history at Heritage Trades Trail
6 April 2018 L’Étape Australia strengthens for third edition
Destination Sydney Surrounds South releases Destination Management Plan
Port to Port MTB in Newcastle
Taste Riverina expands into year-long calendar of events
Sydney to host 15,000 business technology leaders
NSW wins at MEA Industry Awards
Destination Country and Outback release draft DMP
Sculptures in the Garden kicks off in Wollongong
Wimble’s Wayzgoose at Neram
Rainforest Rangers at Illawarra Fly
Thirroul Seaside and Arts Festival
29 March 2018 NSW first to top 100 million overnight visitors
Tourism support package for Tathra
Refurbished Byron Bay YHA fit for ‘flash-packers’
New lion exhibit the pride of Taronga
Visitors to Sydney spoilt for events this Easter Long Weekend
Celebrating 50 years of the Supershow
Sydney’s Paramount Hotel set to open
Important gift voucher changes
School holiday fun at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Cultural festival ‘The End’ is back
Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund open
Unspoilt workshop held at DNSW
State heritage listing for Brett Whiteley’s house
23 March 2018 Vivid Sydney 2018 festival program annouced
Hop on down to the Easter Show
Newcastle 500 Community Fun Day announced
Sydney seizes top spot in TripAdvisor Awards
CAMILLA to close MBFWA this year
Delegates heading to Tweed for tourism conference
Handa Opera opens on Sydney Harbour
Visiting Western Sydney made easier
Coffs Harbour to host young footballers
Destination NSW and Qantas campaign wins silver
Sydney Airport wins global award
Nightcap Ridge receives NSW Government grant
Bathurst 12 Hour dates for 2019
NSW Tourism Awards entrant workshops
New fund to boost business events
Spotlight on the Hunter
Seasonal produce showcase in Orange
Eat your words at Goulburn Reader Writer Festival
Art workshops launch in Mudgee region
Riverina Murray set for tourism boost
Editor’s note
16 March 2018 Record results for NSW
Sydney secures golden ticket
Indian visitor boom for NSW
James Cameron exhibition set for Sydney
Northern Rivers holiday hotspots
Eco huts opening up a whole new world
North Coast launches Destination Management Plan
Countdown to Parkes Aero Spectacular
Follow your tastebuds to Mudgee
New ferry to Sydney Fish Market
Credit card use on ferries and light rail
Four Winds Music Festival returns
Enter the 2018 Regional Tourism Awards
New resort for Batemans Bay
9 March 2018 NSW to feature on Sydney Weekender
Sydney International Art Series unveiled
An Autumn of magical culture in Sydney
Enter the 2018 Tourism Awards
Moree on a Plate food festival
Apply for NSW Creative Awards
Celebrate at Parramasala
Arts and culture summit planned
Head to the Camden Show
2 March 2018 The Snowy Mountains offers so much more
NSW to welcome more flights from Hong Kong
Thousands expected for Mardi Gras parade
NSW wins 11 Australian Tourism Awards
Additional $100 million for regional sport
Surfing Vissla finals this weekend
Seal Rocks Holiday Park renovation complete
The Darling recognised in Forbes Travel Guide
Felix Hotel opens at Sydney Airport
Women’s NSW Golf Open underway
New Broken Hill tourism resources
Country music rocking the farm
New Armidale Art Museum display
Take a walk along the South Coast
Attention nature tourism businesses!
Travelling Film Festival
23 February 2018 Manly set for blockbuster surfing competition
Spotlight on NSW at Australia’s largest events expo
Lismore hits a home run thanks to NSW Government funding
Applications open for Incubator Event Fund
NSW regional partnership with MEA
World’s best women golfers tee off in Bonville
Lockout exemption for Mardi Gras
Bannisters to open in Port Stephens
Data Warehouse workshop in Kiama
New Sydney bush trail opens
Canoe crews compete in Sydney
ICC’s first year is a great success
16 February 2018 Super League NSW Tour comes to Sydney
Growing Chinese tourism in NSW
Top surfers head home for NSW events
Top skater Tony Hawk arrives in Sydney
Novotel Darling Square opens
Destination NSW celebrates the Year of the Dog
New luxury hotel for regional NSW
Sydney Opera House updates function space
Free youth music event returns to Goulburn
Lunar New Year at Scenic World
It’s tomato time in Sydney
Sculptures for Lunar New Year
Snowy Mountains Music Festival
Jersey Boys ensemble cast
Vale Brian Longbottom
9 February 2018 Medieval masterpiece on display in Sydney
Lord Howe Island stars on Vanity Fair cover
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney unveils new digital experience
UK Super League teams arrive in Sydney
New home of thoroughbred racing
NSW’s iconic Palm Beach to start in new movie
NSW Pro Surf Series hits Boomerang Beach
2018 Parramasala program annouced
The Snowy Mountains on Weekend Sunrise
Join the UK and Europe Roadshow
New Evita ticket release
Venues open late nights for Sydney International Art Series
New cruise ship to call Sydney home
Northern Rivers Rail Trail funding
New report on youth travel
2 February 2018 Surf’s up on the Tweed Coast
Mount Panorama hums for bumper crowd
New Tianjin Airlines’ route to Sydney
World Twenty20 fund boosts interest in cricket
May Gibbs honoured by Sydney ferry naming
Opera Australia to debut Chinese Surtitles at the Sydney Opera House
Opal cards on private ferries
Biggest camping holiday expo
Register for LGNSW Conference
Mandarin magic at Madame Tussauds
Orange gets a taste of Europe
Visitors love Centennial Park
25 January 2018 Pinetrees lodge tops Tripadvisor best hotel list
Celebrate Australia Day in Sydney
Muriel’s Wedding the Musical to return
Sydney welcomes new flights from Houston
New heritage train tour to the Riverina
Sydney welcomes Sevens superstars
New airline route for Newcastle
Book now for tourism forum
Queen’s Baton Relay visits NSW
19 January 2018 Celebrate Australia Day in NSW
Tamworth celebrates country music
Get tickets to the HSBC Rugby 7s
Tourism boost for Hawkesbury region
Blue Mountains welcomes the 1920s
Flight check-in at cruise terminal
Upgrades at Mercure Penrith
The 24th Thredbo Blues Festival
Albury welcomes Deaf Games
Orange F.O.O.D Week tickets
Vale Malcolm Wallis
12 January 2018 Cher to headline party at Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras
Elvis express train bound for Parkes
Curio Collection Hotel opens in Sydney
Thrilling Fast4 Tennis showdown
British Rugby League Giants to play in NSW
Sydney Opera House lights up for ashes win
NSW Government signs deal with Webjet
More flights between Sydney & Orange
Illawarra Folk Festival returns
Rex and Parkes partnership