New South Wales shines at Australian Tourism Awards

New South Wales shines at Australian Tourism Awards

first_imgNew South Wales shines at Australian Tourism AwardsNSW has once again shown it is home to some of the country’s best tourism products and experiences after it was awarded in 12 categories at the Australian Tourism Awards held on Friday evening.Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres welcomed the accolades and said that this achievement would shine a light on NSW destinations and provide visitors with another compelling reason to discover what’s on offer.“I am delighted NSW received four Gold Awards and three Silver Awards, an achievement to be celebrated,” Mr Ayres said.“In the year ended September 2015, the tourism industry contributed more than $24.0 billion in international and domestic overnight visitor expenditure to the NSW economy, up 7.8 per cent compared to a year ago.“Through our tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, the NSW Government is committed to growing tourism across Regional NSW and these phenomenal figures demonstrate the significance of recognising the thousands of individuals who have worked tirelessly to ensure that NSW remains the number one tourism and events State.”Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer, Sandra Chipchase said the results showed the range and quality of experiences on offer for visitors in NSW.“Our State has so much to offer visitors of all ages, from spectacular scenery to world class dining and accommodation. I congratulate all our NSW finalists and Award winners, and encourage everyone to get out and experience everything NSW has to offer.” Australian Tourism AwardsSource = Destination NSWlast_img

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