Insights Newsletter January – June 2020

6 July 2020

Issue Articles
26 June 2020 NSW to host FIFA Women’s Football World Cup 2023™ matches
Travellers, businesses reminded to be COVID-Safe during holidays
59 regional events receive Government funding to boost local tourism economies
Port Stephens’ natural beauty on show in new tourism campaign
Broadcasters show hours of love for NSW
NSW to benefit from event management scholarship program
$250 million JobMaker plan to restart Australia’s creative economy
MADE by the Opera House to inspire next generation
Working with Tourism Australia in the domestic market
19 June 2020 COVID Safe planning for tourism operators
COVID-19 safety plans by industry
New event brings 1,000 gigs to NSW — huge boost for tourism and artists
New recovery grants to help small business reopen
Sydney nightlife boost post COVID-19
Fresh face for the Sydney Fish Market gets the final go-ahead
Western Sydney musicians in the spotlight on global Make Music Day
Qantas and Jetstar launch tourism recovery sales
Public transport capacity to double
Toll rebate makes for happy campers
12 June 2020 COVID Safe check for businesses now live
Travellers show the love for NSW
NSW Government keeps glass half full for independent brewers
Caravan and camping resurgence in NSW
TAFE launches tourism recovery project
Ski season ready to roll in Snowy Mountains
5 June 2020 Love NSW campaign drives demand for industry
Media, travellers ready to reboot 2020 with NSW adventures
Long weekend the perfect time to Love NSW
New Business Connect advisors to help tourism operators
Most NSW National Parks welcoming visitors, campers
Major renovation for Jamberoo Resort
Ready, set, go – gyms and kids’ sport returns
Tourism Australia launches travel status map
Special Edition:
Now’s The Time To Love NSW update
1 June 2020
No better time to love NSW - tourism industry and regions reboot 2020
Now’s The Time To Love NSW: June - July 2020
Get involved in Now’s The Time To Love NSW
29 May 2020 Regional NSW travel resumes on Monday - Destination NSW drives demand among visitors
Prepare a COVID-safe plan now
Upcoming NSW First industry webinar and new guide to video
$50 million package for NSW arts and culture
The 22nd Biennale of Sydney reopens with extended dates
NSW ski season to start 22 June
MEALIVE Awards on tonight
National Reconciliation Week - In This Together
Countdown on for World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 2021
22 May 2020 A message from Destination NSW
Museums, galleries and libraries to reopen from 1 June
Experience NSW at the push of a button
Funding boost for regional arts, cultural programs
Domestic Aussie Specialist Program launched
20 May 2020 Holiday travel restrictions to lift from 1 June
Media pore over NSW’s world of wine
Qantas and Jetstar announce “Fly Well” program
Watch, make and play: NSW at home
Business development workshops build new opportunities
Final section of Pacific Highway upgrade nears finish line
15 May 2020 ‘Love NSW From Home’ commercial launches to inspire future travellers
NSW takes centre stage in Tourism Australia’s ‘Live from Aus’ virtual weekend
NSW eases some restrictions today
Bringing NSW to you
13 May 2020 NSW to ease some restrictions from Friday
Planning tool to help businesses reopen and be COVIDSafe
NSW operators and events embrace virtual world
Virtual visitors now dreaming of scenic NSW
Small businesses show ingenuity - case studies
DNSW media masterclass gives gin-spiration
$310M boost to drought assistance
Sydney Theatre company Belvoir launches “Artists at Work”
8 May 2020 List your virtual experiences on
Live From Aus - Tourism operators to feature in Tourism Australia’s live stream
Accommodation industry provides valuable quarantine help
Best of the West End to light up Theatre Royal
New online opportunities for tour operators, activities and attractions
New virtual offerings from NSW tourism operators
Free listings for adventure tour operators
Supporting NSW guide released
NSW, Australian Tourism Awards cancelled
6 May 2020 24-hour economy reforms support nightlife revival post COVID-19
Safe Work Australia launches hub of COVID-19 guidelines for industry
Catch the best of NSW online — tourism experiences to enjoy from home
Motorsport to light up Sydney
Mother’s Day made special by local businesses
COVID-19 results now available in 60 minutes
Tourism and events industry supports COVIDSafe app
Royal National Park paddle-craft EOI now open
Industry leaders share their thoughts with TTF
1 May 2020 A message from Destination NSW
Enjoy a piece of NSW at home
Digital spotlight remains on NSW
New free courses to support NSW in pandemic
Increased support for business events through Tourism Australia
Big NSW news for National Banana Day
Discover Australian wine with updated education program
Government House maintains exclusive NSW wine list
National Tourism Restart Taskforce established
29 April 2020 Funding lifeline for zoos and aquariums
NSW COVID-19 restrictions updated
Tourism businesses take new approach in NSW
NSW wine industry receives a boost, explores new opportunities
Create NSW launches funding for arts, screen and cultural sector
$395 economic stimulus package to safeguard council jobs, services and infrastructure
Sydney Film Festival joins major film festivals across the world and YouTube for We Are One: A Global Film Festival
JobKeeper payment extension to help business cashflow
COVIDSafe: New public health app
Regulations released to support commercial tentants and landlords
Accelerated planning projects to deliver jobs and boost the economy
International eTourism course now available
NSW Government bill relief for energy customers
24 April 2020 ANZAC Day 2020: We will remember them
Tourism businesses take new approach in NSW
Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery grant timeline extended
NSW transport and roads projects keeping 130,000 people in jobs
Updates for caravan and RV owners, industry
$14m funding injection for Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
Australian event awards to proceed
Enjoy the best of Australian entertainment and culture
First look under Central Station
22 April 2020 A taste of NSW for media
New Local Government Areas eligible for $10,000 small business bushfire recovery grants
Applications for JobKeeper scheme now open
Industry webinars offer insight
$140 million to boost forestry, horticulture and agriculture in response to bushfire impact
NSW shows ingenuity through innovation
$14 million boost to Business Connect
Virgin Australia enters voluntary administration
Residents urged to be vigilant about home fire safety
17 April 2020 Destination NSW takes media on virtual yoga retreat across NSW
NSW continues to shine online
Australian Government guarantees domestic aviation network
Financial support to help Australian exporters bounce back
NSW Government to boost resilience in regional NSW amid COVID-19
ATEC Road to Recovery tourism tutorials
Increased trading for pubs, clubs and small bars allowed on ANZAC day
Business Connect events boost local learning
Managing refunds and cancellations: ACCC advice
New York: recovering from the pandemic
15 April 2020 New resources for tourism operators - quick tips for business continuity in challenging times
Bringing NSW’s top holiday experiences to home offices and social hangouts near and far
Tourism Minister urges Australians to start dreaming about domestic holidays
NSW Government’s $440 million land tax break
What’s on offer in NSW
Darling connects with Murray once again
NSW wine industry support webinars
Funding to help bushfire-hit farmers rebuild
Keeping fit at home with NSW sport stars
Slashed licence fees a big win for businesses
9 April 2020 Tourism sector continues to display resilience
Commercial tenancies Code of Conduct to help businesses and landlords
NSW artists sought for Sydney Metro art
Bringing NSW to you
Audi takes the world on a leisurely NSW drive
NSW tourism operators on the small screen this week
Coronavirus modelling shows impact of isolation and quarantine
JobKeeper wage subsidy passed through parliament
Tourism Australia industry webinar series continues today
7 April 2020 NSW Government advises: Do not travel this Easter
New Government agency - Resilience NSW - established
With Love from Aus - Tourism Australia launches new video
Free TAFE courses to support NSW residents and businesses to upskill
Bring Sydney Festival to your home office
New legislation allows greater flexibility for food trucks, construction work
Supporting NSW through screens
Orders amended favourably for caravan parks
Small business bushfire relief webinar
A taste of the Royal Easter Show home delivered
3 April 2020 $10,000 grants to provide fast relief for NSW small businesses battling COVID-19
Funding boost to support Australian exporters and tourism businesses
New Department of Regional NSW to take on urgent needs of the bush
Australia Council announces new resilience fund for arts
NSW tourism still open for business
Sydney shines in British Vogue
NSW South Coast stars on Qantas Travel Insider cover
Small business support at hand
Make time for mental health
Travel and lifestyle media make adjustments during COVID-19
31 March 2020 $130 billion JobKeeper payment supports businesses to keep Australians in a job
Stay home, stay safe
NSW attractions keep locals, visitors entertained at home
Stay up to date - receive latest Government advice directly
27 March 2020 NSW Government backs businesses - billions in tax relief and new job fund
Support channels for NSW residents now available
Additional social distancing measures
Experience NSW in your own home
Sydney to host 2022 Women’s Basketball World Cup
Camp At Home Heroes prepare for Easter
NSW NPWS close campgrounds
#LoveNSW with your virtual colleagues and friends
25 March 2020 - COVID-19 update Tourism to benefit from new federal stimulus package
Economic support
Slow the spread - social distancing measures
NSW on show online
20 March 2020 A message from Destination NSW
NSW Government support for businesses
Australian Government support for businesses
Regional Event Fund will continue to support industry
Vivid Sydney 2020 cancelled
Other resources
13 March 2020 Tourism to benefit from new Federal stimulus package
Sydney Harbour Bridge shows NSW the love
NSW claims nine Tourism Awards
Aerotropolis to drive job creation
Best Australian music to feature in new Blue Mountains festival
Sail into Port Stephens this April
NSW wine regions star in new content package
Narooma Oyster Festival
Coffs hosts National Touch League
Newcrest Orange Challenge
6 March 2020 Coffs Harbour top Aussie town for 2020
Sydney Harbour Bridge moves into the Big Apple
New #LoveNSW marketing opportunities for local councils and LTOS
NSW strengthens trans-Tasman ties through new partnership
NSW cruise season extended - more ships to visit Eden
Vale James Kwan
9 to 5 announces Perfect boss
Last chance to see Japan Supernatural
Buy local at Seasons of New England
Jamberoo thanks RFS and SES volunteers
Western Sydney Parklands tourism opportunity
Surf n Turf supports bushfire appeal
Businesses invited to join Taste of Manly
28 February 2020 It’s Out There campaign shines spotlight on Broken Hill and the Central Darling region
#LoveNSW felt far and wide
Strengthening trade, tourism, and investment opportunities in India
Sydney to celebrate what matters at Mardi Gras Parade
Mudgee feels the love with new campaign
Dolly sends love to Australian fans
La Traviata dances onto Sydney Harbour next month
Strong field brings heat to WSL Sydney Surf Pro
New Abode Hotel set to open in the NSW South Coast
Wildlife feels Return and Earn benefit
ICC Sydney announces commitment to 100% NSW wine
Mogo Zoo reopens this Sunday
Spectrum of the Seas charity cruise to depart from Sydney
Wine Australia webinar series underway
21 February 2020 $1 million fund for regional events now open
Let’s #LoveNSW
Snowys to host LGNSW Tourism Conference
One week to go until Mardi Gras Parade
Welcome to the Big Dance! Sydney officially welcomes the T20 World Cup
Voyager of the Seas welcome arrival in Eden
Business events to turbocharge recovery
Blue Mountains Grand Canyon glows by night
Hyde Park Barracks heralds new journey through history
Tumbafest turns on a show for Snowys
14 February 2020 NSW feels the love - recovery campaign flying
Women’s T20 welcomed to Sydney
#Sharethelove in the Southern Highlands
Recovery info for small business
Flying kangaroo arrives in Orange
Rugby lanches major relief aid
Snowies MTB Festival underway
Swim with the dolphins
See world’s best outdoor opera
Special Edition:
Now’s The Time To Love NSW
8 February 2020
NSW Government launches Tourism Recovery Plan
Get involved - show the love, share the love
Tourism Recovery Package
Get Connected
NSW Government resources
7 February 2020 On the road to #RecoveryWeekend
Steve Cox named as Destination NSW CEO
Newcastle to host Wallabies v Argentina
Coronavirus - Industry Update
Take 3 For The Sea - Byron Beach cleanup event
Melbourne tram features Frozen
NSW Waratahs return to the Hunter
Mid North Coast community comes together in feast
Tumbarumba Rail Trail set to open in April
All set for world’s largest water ski race
Better Homes and Gardens to showcase NSW North Coast
Western Sydney Airport bridge complete
31 January 2020 Get connected with NSW visitors
Jenolan Caves ready to re-open
New gallery to provide boost to Shoalhaven
20 nations surf NSW Mid North Coast
Catch 12 hours of racing at Mount Panorama
Coronavirus advice for tourism industry
Southern Highlands recovery workshops
World’s best hockey in Sydney for FIH Pro League
Cycle to the finish line in Mudgee
Join the excitement of the Sydney 7s
Two weeks until Mardi Gras Festival
24 January 2020 Book a recovery weekend in regional NSW
‘Keep On Camping’ initiative to drive regional tourism
Tourism Australia launches $20 million domestic bushfire recovery campaign
The tourism and hospitality industry support communities
Volunteer for bushfire recovery in NSW National Parks
Book your seat to Sydney 7s
Batemans Bay encourages Canberra residents to visit with catchy song
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour
Take the Newcrest Orange Challenge
Surfest is back for 2020
Australia’s first wellness tourism summit to be held in Noosa
17 January 2020 Much of NSW open for business and ready for visitors
Qantas to take off to Byron Bay
‘Hit the road’ - regional products and experiences profiled
Whole Bathurst 12 hour field to be showcased in city centre
Tamworth Country Music Festival ready to rock and roll
Australia Day 2020 encourages unity and community spirit
Bushfires Edition
10 January 2020
A message from Destination NSW
Need emergency and disaster support? Start here
$1 billion to rebuild bushfire impacted communities in NSW
Small business and tourism impact survey – your response needed
Business Council of Australia launches community support initiatives
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