Insights Newsletter July – December 2018

11 January 2019
Issue Articles
21 December 2018 Landmark art exhibitions secured for Sydney
Give the gift of a Sydney experience this Christmas
Countdown on for the Parkes Elvis Festival
Sydney to host Women’s State of Origin
Volleyfest returns to Manly Beach
Gondwana World Choir Festival set for Sydney
Christmas message from the Destination NSW CEO
Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre shines
Refreshed Ibis hotel for World Square
FFA to host inaugural Cup of Nations
14 December 2018 Lorde Howe Island’s signature campaign gets boost
Bondi Beach and Sydney Opera House this year’s Aussie Instagram favourites
Aboriginal Tourism set to benefit from workshops
Bilbies back in NSW after 100 years
Regional flagship events program round two applications open
New five-star hotel coming to Newcastle
Riverina Murray social media competition
Sydney wins 2018 cruise critic award
Shuttle launches Coffs Harbour into the future
7 December 2018 Round two funding for events in regional NSW
Tennis superstars destined for 2019 Sydney International
AACTA Award Winners announced in Sydney
Rosehill to host Australia’s second richest race
A new glamping experience on the Tweed Coast
Wagga Wagga tops Airbnb trends
Helping tourism businesses grow
New Visitor Information Centre for Glenbrook
30 November 2018 Sydney to host the Rugby League World Cup 9s
And the Aria award goes to…
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia secured by NSW until 2021
Scott McLaughlin crowned 2018 Supercars Champion
L’Étape Australia returns to Snowy Mountains in 2019
NSW Destinations to be beamed across the USA
Scenic World presents Dinosaur Valley
Sydney Opera House one of the World’s Seven Wonders
Destination Riverina Murray welcomes new board member
Vale Shane O’Leary
23 November 2018 Tourism Awards showcase the best of NSW
NSW secures Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Avoca Beach to host Vissla Central Coast Pro Surfing event
2019 Toyota Golden Guitar Awards nominees revealed
Winners of the 2018 Australian Fashion Laureate announced
Rolling Stones fans to get satisfaction in Sydney
VIVID Sydney named best tourism event in the country
Newcastle 500 kicks off today
Applications open for Focus on India Workshop
Countdown on for Sydney’s new Lunar Festival
16 November 2018 NSW wine regions showcased to Australia
NSW regional conferencing strategy drives business to local communities
NSW tourism industry to dominate in China
Discover your Star Wars identity this summer
DNSW receives top gong for collaborative marketing campaigns
Official opening of new Bannisters Port Stephens
Celebrating regional NSW tourism
Sydney Airport named top capital city airport
NSW Tourism Awards recognise excellence this November
The Emirates Australian Open
Indian families love New South Wales
Rally Australia
9 November 2018 NSW seals the deal with China Eastern Airlines
NSW wine regions to be showcased around the world in new campaign
New Sydney Fish Market design to transform Blackwattle Bay
World’s best surfers at Port Stephens Pro
NSW strengthens ties with Indian tourists
Destination Country and Outback vacancy
Launch of Opera Bar $1 oyster hour
Review of Destination NSW Act 2011
2 November 2018 New food & wine tourism strategy to lure more visitors to NSW
NSW is top choice for international visitors
Barooga secures 2019 Segra Conference
Tourism drives business and job creation in NSW
New campaign to boost Hawkesbury tourism
Countdown for 2019 Mardi Gras
Kiss to perform at 2019 Newcastle 500
Saturday night fever to premiere in Sydney
Tourism and transport plan launched
NSW winners in restaurant and catering awards
German industry round table
26 October 2018 New campaign to bring families to Dubbo
2019 NRL Premiership schedule released
Full program announced for 2019 Sydney Festival
Botanic Garden delivers $140m to NSW economy
Hunter Valley wine takes out top award
Save the date for Real Festival
Cabin development in Byron Bay
Western Sydney Performing Arts Centre takes shape
19 October 2018 Regional NSW tourism gets NRL boost in 2019
David Goldblatt Exhibition open now
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed to NSW
22nd Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, now on
Final cast announced for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
New Fullerton Hotel to open in Sydney’s GPO building
2018 NSW Tourism Awards finalists announced
Sydney Harbour Bridge enjoys another milestone
Hunter Valley to shine on Sydney Weekender
Prize for the best jacaranda photo in Paddington
12 October 2018 Hunter secures international Wine Bloggers Conference
Road Cycling World Cup heads to Wollongong
Destination NSW strikes new deal with Singapore Airlines
Mudgee launches campaign to target visiting family and friends
Funding open for grassroots rural and regional events
Sydney named Top 10 World City
Masters of Modern Art to open this weekend
Sydney Football Stadium design revealed
NSW National Parks and Wildlife release new app
Moore Park iconic building upgrades
Newcastle 500 concert headlines announced
Major new running festival for Western Sydney
Reflections Holiday Parks Wi-Fi investment
2018 Tourism Central Coast Symposium
5 October 2018 NSW still Australia’s number one destination
Minister to strengthen Malaysia and Singapore tourism ties
Details of Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s visit announced
Special Invictus Pie for Hawkesbury’s Glenorie Bakery
Dubbo and Mudgee to welcome more visitors from Hong Kong
Sydney hotel industry set for transformation
Sydney and Coffs Harbour awarded World Festival and Events Cities
Don’t miss the Inbound Workshop in Bowral
Southern Highlands launches new coffee trail
Discover the rich history of Parramatta
Save the date for Real Festival
Outdoor ballet in Western Sydney
Taste Riverina industry launch
28 September 2018 State’s best tourism students honoured
NRL Grand Final fever hits Sydney
What to do this long weekend
NSW Government provides boost to Dungog Festival
Vivid Sydney appoints new Vivid Light Curator
Keith Urban to host the 2018 ARIA Awards
West Fest heading to Western Sydney
Vissla Sydney Surf Pro returns to Manly
The next big thing according to Wotif
Vale Dean Gorddard
Flagship Event Fund closing soon
Murrumbateman Moving Feast
21 September 2018 Evita opens to critical acclaim
Countdown until the 20th Deni Ute Muster
Pro surfing event for Port Stephens
Albury to welcome its first luxury boutique hotel
Sydney Caravan and Camping Lifestyle Expo now on
Jerry Schwartz’s newest hotel to make hay for farmers
Regional Hotel of the Year in Austinmer Beach
Winners of NSW 2018 Awards for Excellence announced
2018 NSW Wine Awards gold medal winners revealed
New Scenic Cableway now opened
Save the date for Australia Marketplace USA 2019
14 September 2018 ‘Wake Up With’ new campaign for Western Sydney regions
Funding boost for Parkes Elvis Festival
Sydney and Dubbo to welcome their Royal Highnesses
STAR WARS Identities tickets now available
Funding open for rural and regional events
Riverina set to welcome more visitors through new campaign
Explore Regional NSW with Reflections Holiday Parks
Celebrate the new year at Taronga Zoo
Countdown on for Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
7 September 2018 Sophisticated new campaign for the Hunter Valley
NSW to host the Westfield Matildas
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory cast announced
Best and brightest concepts invited for Vivid Sydney 2019
Gridiron touches down in Wollongong
Jersey Boys now playing in Sydney
Destination NSW partners with Starstruck
Countdown to the Makers Market Long Weekend Edition
Sydney named Australasia’s best destination
Pop and Pour returns to the Murray
Broken Heel Festival set to dazzle
The Orange Blossom Festival returns to the Hills Shire
Spring has sprung at the Australian Reptile Park
31 August 2018 NSW to bank billions with 2030 tourism target
Wagga Wagga to host NRL Premiership match
Aussie Specialist agents visit NSW
Usain Bolt in action as the Mariners face Central Coast Select
Dubbo to host Women’s NSW Open golf
New report on road trippers to NSW
Western Sydney’s future home of sport takes shape
Pop-up glamping at Mayfield Gardens in Oberon
New funding for library upgrades
Bushfire Building Conference
Art State Bathurst
24 August 2018 First ever regional tourism target for NSW
New koala joey at Dubbo Zoo
Evita rehearsals kick off in Sydney
Sydney 7s tickets on sale now
FFA National Youth Championships for Boys on Coffs Coast
Spring has sprung at Centennial Parklands
Queanbeyan Golf Course hole in one
Gerringong and Bowral host NSW First Workshops
Applications open for USA Roadshow
Mayfield Food and Wine Festival bigger than ever
17 August 2018 $100m more for tourism in regional NSW
Rugby Australia invites NSW farmers to Bledisloe Cup
New interactive road trips planner for NSW
Short-term holiday letting policy to go ahead
Australian Tourism Exchange applications open
Barilaro’s call: Get out for the drought
Pop star Katy Perry spotted in Sydney fashion hot spot
Rockpool Dining drought relief campaign
Register now for September workshops
Applications closing soon for China Roadshow
10 August 2018 More big spending travellers come for Vivid Sydney
Sights set on Hunter for World Cup bid
Four Points by Sheraton Sydney opens in Central Park
NSW on show to key travel buyers in South East Asia
Sydney Good Food celebrates 20 years
TreeTops Adventure Park nets grant win
Smooth Festival of Chocolate returns to Sydney
Birch Restaurant makes drought pledge
$7 million investment at Evans Head
Workshops coming soon in Gosford and Newcastle
China Roadshow applications open
Let’s Go Surfing gains Ecotourism Certification
Hammons Holdings acquires BridgeClimb assets
3 August 2018 Tamworth Country Music Festival tickets on sale
Full steam ahead for NSW cruise industry
Mudgee scoops the pool at the Regional Tourism Awards
NSW to stage world’s richest greyhound race
New national handbook for event crowd safety
Dharawal National Park tour
Sydney SuperNight to light up track
Windsong series comes to Bermagui
27 July 2018 Ten World Cups in 10 years for NSW
Aria Awards return to Sydney until 2020
Masters of Modern Art for Art Gallery of NSW
Register for Tourism Manager Forums
Australian Reptile Park turns 60
Tafe facility to boost tourism workforce
Wine festival returns to Orange
Commemorative coin for Invictus Games
New wild cats at Altina Wildlife
Scenic World to upgrade cableway
20 July 2018 Newcastle to welcome international flights
Badu Gili 2018 to showcase new First Nations art
Hawkesbury in new web series Cooks Co-op
Refurbished alpine lodge opens in the Snowy Mountains
Develop your tourism product
Economic contribution of tourism to NSW
2018 Helpmann Award winners announced
Quay restaurant re-opens with new look
Wonder of Winter in Glen Innes
Seniors Festival program
Register for convention
13 July 2018 West Side Story bound for Sydney
Sydney scoops top spot in travel awards
Mantra Albury Hotel opens doors
Countdown on for Invictus Games Sydney
Live like a local at the Little Albion
Scholarship boost for regional NSW students
Get your business export-ready
Sydney Weekender visits NSW
Today Show visits Braidwood and Kingscliff
NSW Architecture Award for Australian Museum
6 July 2018 NSW home to six of Australia’s top 10 restaurants
Australian Deaf Games to be held in the Hunter region in 2022
Baby boom at Taronga Zoo Sydney
Bundanon secures million dollar grant for arts & culture
Big thrills in store for Rally Australia
Blue Mountains celebrates winter with Yulefest Festival
Entries now open for the Australian Event Awards
Tickets to Invictus Games closing ceremony soon to go on sale