-- New timelapse shows Sydney in all its summer glory
SYDNEY, Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of people are expected to visit Sydney this summer to soak up the sunny days, balmy nights and exciting calendar of events. According to the NSW Government's tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, Sydney typically welcomes around 15 million visitors between October and March each year. The 2014-15 season will be no exception, as the iconic city is estimated to attract approximately 17 million regional, interstate and international visitors[i]. A new timelapse video released today captures a slice of Sydney in Summer action - http://bit.ly/summerinsydney.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Troy Grant said: "Last year Sydney welcomed 16 million visitors between October and March, up around 9% on the previous year. These visitors stayed more than 48 million nights, adding $8 billion to the NSW economy.
"Summer in Sydney will once again give every visitor something to enjoy - from our beautiful beaches, fantastic food and wine, great shopping and of course our major events and festivals. With over 20 Sydney events supported by Destination NSW, covering everything from sports, arts, entertainment and lifestyle, there's plenty to choose from."
Destination NSW CEO, Sandra Chipchase, commented: "Sports fanatics, art lovers, bargain shoppers, beach goers, and festival fans are all covered this Summer with an exciting range of events taking place all over Sydney. The Extreme Sailing Series, Tropfest, Australia Day, the AACTA Awards, Hurley Australian Open of Surfing, the ICCC Cricket World Cup, AFC Asian Cup, Sydney International Art Series and Dirty Dancing are just some of the events that will be in town, and I'm sure will be enjoyed by local and visiting audiences.
"Our new timelapse video, Summer in Sydney, demonstrates in a flash that it's all about getting outdoors, enjoying the warm weather, and checking out new restaurants and attractions all over the city. Whether you catch a ferry to Manly for a day on the water, treat yourself to a seaplane ride to the Northern Beaches, or enjoy a family picnic in the Royal Botanic Gardens, there is truly something special for everyone during a Sydney Summer and we encourage you to come and make the most of this vibrant season."
View and share the new Destination NSW Summer in Sydney video here: http://bit.ly/summerinsydney.
For more information about things to see and do in Sydney, visit www.sydney.com.
Visitors can share their Sydney experiences via: Twitter: @sydney_sider #ilovesydney; Facebook: tag Sydney.com; and Instagram: #ilovesydney, @sydney
Sydney Summer Events supported by Destination NSW between December 2014 - February 2015 include:
- Electronic Music Conference, 2-4 December 2014
- Sydney NRMA 500, 5-7 December 2014
- Tropfest, 7 December 2014
- Extreme Sailing Series, 11-14 December 2014
- Sydney Festival, 8-26 January 2015
- AFC Asian Cup, 10-31 January 2015
- Dirty Dancing, until 11 January 2015
- Apia International, 11-17 January 2015
- 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series, 16-18 January 2015
- The Big Issue Street Football Festival, 17-24 January 2015
- Australian Theatre Forum, 20-23 January 2015
- Australian Boardriders Battle, 24-25 January 2015
- Australia Day, 26 January 2015
- Yabun, 26 January 2015
- AACTA Awards, 29 January 2015
- Hurley Australian Open of Surfing, 7-15 February 2015
- Australian Surfing Awards, 12 February 2015
- Bowl-A-Rama Bondi, 17-22 February 2015
- ICC Cricket World Cup, 27 February 2015
- Sydney International Art Series - Chuck Close: Prints, Processes and Collaboration, November 2014 - March 2015
- Sydney International Art Series - Pop to Popism, November - March 2015
For a full list of events in Sydney go to sydney.com
Master Video Files can be downloaded here: https://mega.co.nz/#F!5spCDahA!0DvQ5b7l-90FXrycLlRzaQ This includes high-resolution mp4 versions of the 90-second and three-minute files.
About Destination NSW
Destination NSW is the lead Government agency for the New South Wales (NSW) tourism and major events sectors. Our 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; to achieve the NSW Government's goal of doubling overnight visitor expenditure within the State by the year 2020.
From food and wine festivals to surf competitions, world class sporting events to celebrations of arts and culture, New South Wales has an Annual Calendar of Events that celebrates the diverse facets of Australian contemporary life. Sydney is unrivalled in Australia in its capacity to stage exclusive events that have the whole world tuning in. Destination NSW has been at the forefront in creating and winning world-class events that put Sydney on the global front page. For a full list of events in Sydney go to sydney.com
Based on analysis of the latest International and National Visitor surveys, by Destination NSW
SOURCE Destination NSW