DNC Destination Management Plan
The DNC Destination Management Plan to guide industry on priorities strategies and required actions that will drive the growth of the visitor economy at a regional level. The plan provides the foundations on which future local plans can be built and updated to provide a common vision. This document is an adaptable plan that will be reviewed annually by DNC in consultation with Destination NSW and industry stakeholders.
The Value of Tourism
Every minute of every day, Tourism delivers $7,830 of visitor spend into the North Coast NSW region. That is almost $11.3 million per day and results in an annual contribution of over $4 billion. The North Coast is the number one region for tourism in regional NSW. We believe for this success to be sustained that we need to have a shared vision and understanding of the Value of Tourism to ensure that we continue to evolve the perception of the region whilst improving the visitor experience and maximising the visitor economy.
Business Events - Industry
Regional Business Event Development Fund
The NSW Regional Business Event Development Fund is designed to help stakeholders create, attract and support exciting business events for regional NSW and to support new business event initiatives aimed at enriching the events with opportunities offered by iconic towns and regions while helping secure successful conferences and business events for their future.
The four streams of the program are:
- Creation of a New Business Event – To encourage towns and regions to create their own new conferences and business events e.g: The Waste Management Conference initiative in Coffs Harbour which has become a major annual event.
- Attraction of an Existing Business Event – To assist rural and regional NSW to secure conferences, business events and major expos. The business event should have previously been held in a capital city, interstate or overseas and funding is being sought to bring the event to a regional NSW location.
- Support for an Existing Business Event – To support events that are held in regional NSW and may rotate between locations. Funds must be used to drive increased visitation for the event.
- Support for a Business Event Project – To assist rural and regional NSW implement business event projects or initiatives aimed at driving growth in the visitor economy of regional NSW. This may take the form of a business event series or roadshow; a specific element of a business event where the main event is being held in a capital city or interstate; or a small scale infrastructure project specifically designed to support growth in business events.
The funding is open to local government, local tourism organisations, convention organisers, chambers of commerce, business events industry operators, associations, corporations and professional conference organisers looking to create or host a business event in regional NSW.
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Destination North Coast regularly organises or presents at industry networking and/or industry training events across the region. Please check back here frequently to view upcoming events or better yet, sign up to our Industry Newsletter and learn firsthand what events are on the horizon.
NSW First Program
Regional Tourism Fund
Inbound Tourism Guide
NSW Tourism Facts & Figures
North Coast Regional Visitor Stats
Local Government Area Profiles
Other Tourism Research Resources
Business Development Resources
NSW Regional Conferencing Toolkit
Trade Marketing Support
Sustainable Tourism and Business Practices
Tourism Industry Fact Sheet
Tourism Strategies and Action Plans
Partnership Opportunities with
This guide showcases a range of partner opportunities; from cooperartive marketing activities to social media and webinairs.
Funding & Grants
The NSW Government has announced $13 million in regional tourism funding, between 2016 and 2019, to support the regional tourism industry in NSW. Funding is available through several streams.
Get Connected is Destination NSW’s website membership program. Simple and easy to use Get Connected membership is free and is open to all tourism operators within New South Wales.
With Get Connected, Destination NSW gives you the opportunity to showcase your tourism products on Destination NSW consumer websites FREE of charge and tap into over 1.8 million potential customers a month, both domestic and international – that’s 22 million people a year who are looking for tourism products.
Details of this and other online opportunities offered by Destination NSW can be found here.
DNSW image library
Media and industry operators can search and download images for free from Destination NSW’s image library. The collection is constantly being updated and includes great images of city and regional destinations, experiences and events.