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Tourism awards highlight best of Sydney and NSW

23 November 2012
Category:Media Releases

Sydney Airport congratulates the winners of this year’s NSW Tourism Awards, held last night in Sydney.

“Tourism is such a vital element of what we do at Sydney Airport,” Sydney Airport chief executive officer Kerrie Mather said.


“As the international gateway to Australia with more than 36 million passengers a year, the tourism experience starts at Sydney Airport, so we were very proud to be a gold sponsor of this year’s Tourism Awards – NSW’s premier tourism industry event.


“Sydney Airport is taking a leadership role in growing tourism in NSW by expanding the number of airline services to Australia’s premier city. The NSW Tourism Awards recognise and reward the great attractions and services that make Sydney and NSW such a renowned destination.


“This year, we welcomed two new international airlines – Scoot and AirAsia X – to Sydney, which will together contribute more than $300 million a year to the economy and we have seen strong growth in visitors from Singapore and Malaysia as a result.


“We are also experiencing growth in interstate visitors with all our major domestic carriers adding capacity this year.


“As we continue to work with our partner Destination NSW as well as the broader tourism industry on attracting new airlines and more routes to Sydney, we’re very pleased to play a part in promoting the innovation and quality offered by our best tourism operators across NSW.”


Background: The Tourism Awards recognise outstanding tourism ventures in NSW across 31 categories from major attractions to accommodation and tourist services. Winners were announced in Sydney on 22 November.



Tracy Ong
Manager, Media and Communications

(02) 9667 6470 or 0437 033 479

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