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 e...
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 Tourism (RR...
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 Fund – supp...
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 Australian Reptile Park BridgeClimb Sydney Featherdale Wildlife Park The Big Banana Fun Pa...
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 opport...
The NSW Government announced applicants of the highest calibre are being sought for new skills-based, professional Boards for six new Destination Networks to boost regional tourism across the State. NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said the Board of Destination NSW, the State Government’s tourism and major events agency, is seeking applicants for the positions of Chair and Board Members at each of the six networks being set up as part of the reforms announced by this wee...
The NSW Government this week announced it will invest $43 million over four years in a major overhaul in the way regional and rural areas attract visitors, including the creation of six new Destination Networks throughout NSW.  NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said the new networks will work closely with local government, tourism organisations and operators, as well as collaborate on campaigns with Destination NSW and a new Destination NSW regional division. “The ...
Future of regional tourism to be shaped in Roma Register for Early Bird rates today! Regional tourism practitioners are invited to help shape the future of the industry in Australia at the Australian Regional Tourism Network (ARTN) Convention, taking place in Roma, Outback Queensland from 25-27 October 2016. The convention is the key event for the Australian regional tourism industry, where delegates can engage, network and actively contribute to the future of regional tourism in Australia. ...
Tourism Demand-Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) program is now open. The Commonwealth Government, through the TDDI Program, has allocated funding to state and territory governments for tourism infrastructure projects where project proponents provide or source matching funding. This funding will support the delivery of projects that contribute to Tourism 2020  outcomes, by driving demand, improving quality and increasing tourism expenditure. The Tourism 2020 goal is to achieve more than $115 bill...
Tourism Marketing Webinar Series Join Riverina Tourism for this online training program facilitated by tourism marketing experts, Paige Rowett and Rebecca White, from Tourism eSchool. The series includes 3 x one-hour live webinar sessions throughout the month of August with a range of must-know topics specifically designed for tourism operators.  Tuesday 02 August (1pm) - tourism marketing trends and product strategy Tuesday 16 August (10.30am) - website marketing Tuesday 30 August (10.30am)...