2021 Industry News Archive

Destination Download | December 2021

In our final Destination Download for the year, you’ll find the latest industry news, funding and support announcements, as well as business and skills development opportunities, plus…

New $5000 Alfresco Rebate goes live in time for summer

The NSW Government is offering a rebate of up to $5000 as part of its $66 million Alfresco Restart Package to help the hospitality, arts…

Business Events Industry Development | Mentor Program EOI opening soon!

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are opening soon for the Destination Sydney Surrounds South Business Events Mentor Program. A key component of the Business Events Industry…

Funds help event take flight

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the NSW Government’s Regional Events Acceleration Fund would support the return of Wings Over Illawarra, which will introduce a…

Vaccinated International Students to return quarantine-free

The NSW Government has announced it will not require international students to quarantine if they are fully vaccinated with a TGA-recognised vaccine. This aligns with…

New fleet of drones to protect surfers

In an Australian-first, the NSW Government will partner with Surfing NSW to deliver shark attack specific first-aid training, life-saving technology and custom first aid kits to more than…

NSW Government invites visitors to Renew

The NSW Government has released the next phase of its ‘Feel New’ tourism marketing campaign to accelerate the recovery of the visitor economy. Billed as…

COVID Vaxx Practicing Business program for Australian Tourism Businesses

The Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATIC) has launched a new program to support Australian tourism businesses to identify and promote themselves as a COVID Vaxx…

Destination Download | November 2021

Welcome to our latest Destination Download, in this edition we share the latest industry updates, funding and support announcements, as well as business and skills…

NSW Government Support to Reignite Visitor Economy

The NSW Government has announced it will invest more than $8 million in a suite of grant programs to accelerate the recovery of the NSW visitor…

Industry Announcements: Grant Writing Workshop, DNSW Industry Update + New Rounds of Funding

Places still available for tomorrow’s virtual workshop! Join us for the latest installment of our Destination Drop In Series. Learn from successful grant writers, Linda Tillman and Kushla Gale of Tilma…

Destination Download | October 2021

Welcome to our latest Destination Download, in this edition we share the latest industry updates, funding and support announcements, as well as business and skills…

Illawarra South Coast Local Jobs Program

Skills and Training Survey | Hospitality + Tourism  The Illawarra South Coast Local Jobs Program recognise that the tourism and hospitality sector has suffered significantly through the…

NATOC webinar | Best Practice in Community Engagement

You’re invite to join a 90 minute virtual workshop, presented by NATOC. The session will be a look into some key concepts in gaining the…

Destination Download | September 2021

Welcome to our latest Destination Download, in this edition we share the latest industry updates, funding and support announcements, as well as business and skills…

NSW First Program – New Initiatives Announced

Customer Service – Online Short Courses Destination NSW has partnered with Restaurant and Catering Australia to deliver three, free online short courses – known as micro…

DSSS Destination Drop In series

In acknowledgment of the tough times we’re all having, Destination Sydney Surrounds South has put together the industry support series Destination Drop In. The series…

Destination Download – July/August 2021

Welcome to our new look Destination Download, in this edition we share the latest industry updates, funding and support announcements, as well as skills development opportunities.…

Vital support for NSW visitor economy

The NSW Government is providing targeted support for the state’s accommodation sector to ease the pain of lost bookings over the winter school holiday period.…

New COVID-19 Support Packages

The Australian and NSW Governments have announced new support packages for businesses and employees suffering impacts of Covid-19 restrictions in Greater Sydney.

Post Lockdown Survey + New COVID Support Package

DSSS is seeking feedback from business owners and operators, about assistance that would enable us to all accelerate out of lockdown and reinvigorate the NSW…

New funding available for unique and high impact visitor experiences

The NSW Government’s Regional Tourism Activation Fund supports the development of unique and high impact tourism and events infrastructure that helps to boost local economies,…

Destination Download – June 2021

Welcome to our latest industry update! A big thank you to everyone who joined us for the Visitor Economy Symposium at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach recently. We…

Visitor Economy Symposium | Full Program + 1 Day to Go

With limited places left, have you registered for the third and final Visitor Economy Symposium in the current series? Be motivated for the day as…

Stakeholder Update | May 2021

Welcome to our latest industry update! Announcements and changes over the last 24 hours are a reminder to us all as we continue to navigate…

NSW Tourism Gets a $6.5M Boost

The NSW Government has today announced a $6.5 million boost for the New South Wales visitor economy through two new industry support and marketing programs.

Stakeholder Update | March 2021

Welcome to our latest industry update! Shannan and Aaron recently attended a site visit at Bundanon, which is undergoing significant development in the northern Shoalhaven.

New tourism funding announced for regional NSW

The NSW Government has today announced $3.5 million in funding to boost regional economies and create more jobs, across three funding streams.

$6 million boost for NSW Visitor Economy

The NSW Government is giving the State’s visitor economy a $6 million boost through funding and marketing programs to turbocharge Sydney and regional economies and…

Stakeholder Update | February 2021

Destination Sydney Surrounds South is excited for the industry and product development project opportunities 2021 will bring. With the release of the Visitor Economy Strategy,…