DESTINATION NSW (DNSW)
Destination NSW is the lead government agency for the New South Wales (NSW) tourism and major events sectors.
Their role is to market Sydney and NSW as one of the world’s premier tourism and major events destinations; to secure major sporting and cultural events; to work in partnership with Business Events Sydney to win major international conventions and incentive travel reward programs; to develop and deliver initiatives that will drive visitor growth throughout the State; and to achieve the NSW Government’s goal of tripling expenditure within the State’s visitor economy by 2030.
DESTINATION SYDNEY SURROUNDS NORTH (DSSN)
Destination Sydney Surrounds North (DSSN) is one of six Destination Networks formed as a result of the review by Destination NSW into the effectiveness and structure of regional tourism industry organisations. Destination Networks are ‘administration zones’ responsible for delivering on the NSW Government objective to double the Visitor Economy by 2020. The DSSN zone encompasses 13 local government areas being: Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Cessnock, Dungog, Hawkesbury, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Muswellbrook, Newcastle, Penrith, Port Stephens, Singleton and Upper Hunter.
Alongside advocating for the network, they also have a helpful resource library available including toolkits and a variety of assets.
AUSTRALIAN REGIONAL TOURISM (ART)
Australian Regional Tourism (ART) is the peak national body representing regional tourism practitioners. ART acts as a hub for collaboration, cooperation, ideas generation, knowledge sharing, networking and so much more.
On behalf of its members, ART advocates for sustainable regional development and amplifies key messages to government, other industries and industry sectors, researchers, educators and the public.
TOURISM RESEARCH AUSTRALIA (TRA)
Tourism Research Australia provide statistics and research on both international and domestic tourism within Australia.
They also provide research and analysis on the economic value of tourism to the economy. The data assists the government, tourism industry and other Australian businesses to make informed planning, marketing and investment decisions.