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The Tourism Industry Council NSW is pleased to warmly welcome Billabong Retreat as the newest member of the Tourism Industry Council NSW.
Stronger Super - What does it mean for you?
With the Government’s Stronger Super reforms set to take effect over the coming months, there’s a lot of information to take in for employers. HOSTPLUS is here to answer some of the important questions.
Stronger Super is a package of reforms designed to transform the Australian superannuation system into a stronger and more efficient system, with the aim of maximising retirement savings for members.
Reforms to tourism shopping have taken another step forward with the New South Wales Government calling upon the Federal Government to amend Australia’s GST Tourism Refund Scheme to allow competition by private refund operators to deliver tax reimbursements to international visitors whilst they are still in Australia.
This important reform to the GST refund scheme was identified in the Visitor Economy Taskforce report to Government and subsequently supported in the Government’s response within the Visitor Economy Industry Action Plan.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, has announced that regional tourism providers can now apply for funding from the Regional Visitor Economy Fund.
Speaking at a forum with local tourism operators in Wollongong on Wednesday, Mr Souris said: “The Government has provided funding of $7.2 million which will give a much needed boost to tourism in NSW regions.
In response to the 2012 joint Federal and State study on aviation capacity in the Sydney region, the Federal Government has today released the technical scoping study into the suitability of Wilton as a second Sydney Airport site in addition to the potential use of RAAF Richmond for limited commercial operations. The scoping study can be found here.
The studies were carried out by WorleyParsons for site identification and suitability, Booz and Company for alternative airport site modelling, Ernst & Young for the economic and social analysis and PricewaterhouseCoopers to examine the viability factors for airline and investor perspectives.
As part of Destination NSW’s China Tourism Strategy 2012-20 an extensive examination of the China market was undertaken in 2012 with a a series of key strategic directions identified including assisting industry becoming ‘China Ready’. In the DNSW April 2013 Product Update newsletter, TICNSW members Taronga Zoo and BridgeClimb were highlighted as examples of the tourism industry introducing new products in their business operations targeting Chinese consumers.
Carnival Cruise Lines have confirmed that a second ship will be based out of Sydney for the 2014/15 Summer from the Overseas Passenger Terminal.
The Carnival Legend, built in 2002 with a capacity of 2,680 guests in 1062 cabins, adds additional cruise capacity to the New South Wales market at a time when passenger numbers continue upon a strong growth trajectory.
The new Rydges Sydney Airport has opened its doors for the first time on May 7th.
Linked to the Sydney International Airport Terminal and an easy shuttle connection to the domestic terminals, the Rydges Sydney Airport offers 11 floors of 318 guest rooms with airport, city and Botany Bay views.
It is Sydney’s only Airport terminal hotel, being the first to be built inside the Sydney Airport precinct and provides an excellent choice for both business and leisure travellers, particularly for those early morning flights.
The Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest and most revered wine region, has last night come together under one unified voice. In a historic vote, unprecedented in the modern history of the region, the members of the Hunter Valley Wine Industry Association (HVWIA) and Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism (HVWCT) opted in favour of a new peak tourism & wine marketing and advocacy body.
The unified body, the Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association (HVWTA), will link the strengths of the tourism Association’s destination marketing activities and the wine industry’s business support and advocacy, making it one of NSW’s most influential industry bodies.
Caravanning and camping is the most popular form of holidaying in NSW, particularly with families, with 10 million visitor nights spent in the State’s caravan and camping parks last year, the Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, said today.
In welcoming the 2013 joint marketing campaign between the Camping and Caravanning Industry Association NSW and Destination NSW, to promote New South Wales’ 400 holiday park destinations, Mr Souris pointed out that last year; it contributed $1.5 billion to our economy. “This sector is of vital importance to local economies because, for every dollar spent staying at a caravan or camping site, $1.38 is spent at local stores”, said the Minister.