The Taste Riverina Festival has been listed as one of Australia’s top 10 Food and Wine Festivals in the latest issue of the Time to Roam travel magazine. The month-long Festival in October which was held for the fifth time in 2016 was named alongside long-running and nationally-renowned festivals including Orange F.O.O.D. Week, Barossa Gourmet Weekend and Noosa International Food and Wine Festival.Chair of Riverina Regional Tourism (RRT), Craig Sinclair, said: “Taste Riverina really ha...
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Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATIC), owner of the Australian Tourism Awards, is excited to announce that in 2017 a new online Awards program will be introduced, incorporating a complete online entry process.For over 30 years, the Australian Tourism Awards has celebrated and recognised Australia’s ‘best of the best’ tourism operators who have demonstrated a high level of business excellence and provision of quality visitor experiences. The Awards process continues to play a vital role i...
Wagga Wagga has been named the host for the 2017 NSW Regional Events Conference for the second year in a row, with regional event professionals from across the State set to converge on the City from 14-16 June 2017. Event organiser Belinda King said, “We are thrilled the 2017 NSW Regional Events Conference will be held in Wagga Wagga. For those delegates returning for a second year, expect some surprises and the opportunity to see a side of the City you may not have experienced in 20...
Destination NSW announced in July 2016 that Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs) would be replaced with Destination Networks in 2017. During the consultation process, the Regional Tourism Awards were not taken into consideration and as a result, there is no funding for the 2017 Awards. Combined with the delays in establishing the new Destination Networks, potential funding from these sources will also not be available for 2017. At the 2016 Regional Tourism Awards AGM, it was decided ...
The NSW Government has announced $13 million in regional tourism funding, between 2016 and 2019, to support the regional tourism industry in NSW.Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said the Fund offers operators two different programs for marketing and product development support replacing the previous Contestable Regional Visitor Economy Fund (RVEF).“We’ve made the $13 million fund available to 2019, an increased investment of $2.5 million into the regional visitor econ...
The Taste Riverina Festival was a finalist at the NSW Tourism Awards which were held at Luna Park in Sydney on Thursday, 24 November. The month-long Festival which was celebrated for the fifth time in October this year was nominated in the Festivals and Events category, alongside well-established and nationally-acclaimed events such as the Deni Ute Muster, New Year’s Eve in Sydney Harbour and Parkes Elvis Festival who won Gold in the category this year. Chair of Riverina Regional ...
The Regional Flagship Events Program was established in 1997 to identify and support events in NSW that have the potential to act as ‘cornerstone’, or Flagship tourism event for their area by attracting overnight visitation and delivering long-term benefits to their region.On 6 July 2016, the NSW Government announced the expansion of the Regional Flagship Events Program to include two new funds. The “Regional Flagship Events Program” will now include three funds:Incubator Event Fu...
2016 celebrates over 100 finalists across 26 categories recognising excellence from a range of tourism areas such as Tourist Attractions, Ecotourism, Destination Marketing and Accommodation.  Congratulations to all finalists! The Awards Presentation and Gala Celebration will be held at Luna Park Sydney on Thursday 24 November. 2016 Finalists Major Tourist Attractions Australian National Maritime Museum ...
Destination NSW offers a range of opportunities to assist industry in reaching consumers and trade in key markets in NSW, Australia and overseas. Their 2016/17 Prospectus is a useful guide to working together to grow the NSW Visitor Economy. Regardless of the size of your business or budget, Destination NSW can help you promote your product, service or event.The prospectus outlines how to access free of charge business resources, listings on our websites, product showcases, publicity opportun...