Tag: New South Wales

New South Wales tourism industry breaks records

New figures from Tourism Research Australia show domestic visitors to NSW contribute $29.4 billion and international visitors $13.1 billion to the economy with tourism the sixth largest employment industry in the state. The data is contained in the State Tourism Satellite Account 2017-18 which reports on tourism consumption, tourism Gross State Product (GSP), tourism Gross […]

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Vivid Sydney 2019 enters a new decade of innovation and creativity

Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere, will ignite the Harbour City this winter from May 24 to June 15 as it enters a new decade of innovation and creativity with an inspiring and star-studded programme of events. Destination NSW CEO and Executive Producer – Vivid Sydney, Sandra […]

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New South Wales gears up to host the biggest winter festival – Vivid Sydney

New South Wales (NSW) is hosting the widely acclaimed, biggest winter festival – Vivid Sydney. Ushering into its 11th year in 2019, Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas and the pinnacle of the annual Australian events calendar. Attracting 2.25 million attendees in 2018 and generating more than $172 million […]

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NSW to handpick 30 key agents for ‘2018 Focus on India’ workshop

Sydney and regional New South Wales (NSW) are set for an influx of Indian visitors thanks to the NSW Government’s 2018 Focus on India workshop which aims to encourage more Indian travellers to book a trip to Australia’s premier tourism and events State. Adam Marshall, Minister for Tourism and major events said while Chinese visitor […]

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Destination NSW partners with STA Travel and Lastminute.com

In order to drive visitation to the Australian state, Destination New South Wales has announced partnerships with two leading travel retailers. In a bid to promote Sydney and regional NSW to youth travellers in key markets including Singapore, Japan, Germany, New Zealand, the U.S. and UK, a two-year MoU has been signed between the NTO […]

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Destination NSW looks at improving air connectivity with India

New South Wales, the largest state in Australia, also has the largest Indian population. Mike Baird, premier, New South Wales, Australia was in India recently on a personal invitation of the Indian Prime Minister for the Vibrant Gujarat Summit. Baird has signed a new MoU with the Chief Minister of Gujarat and met the Tourism Minister. […]

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Air India confirms direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne

Air India has confirmed plans to fly a direct route to Australia. The national carrier of India will start daily flights from New Delhi to Sydney and Melbourne later this year, using its 256-seat, two-class Boeing 787 Dreamliner. News of the service was lauded by Australian authorities. Deepak Brara, Commercial Director, Air India said the […]

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Qantas signs deal to promote NSW tourism

Qantas Airways has signed a major deal with the New South Wales (NSW) government to boost tourism in the state. The new AU$30 million (U.S. $31m) deal was recently signed at Sydney Airport by NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce, and will see the two parties work together for a period […]

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