Over $1million for Hunter tourism

Published 19th May, 2015 in Tourism

The Hunter’s tourism industry has received a funding and support package to help local tourism recover following the storms in April.

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Keith Tulloch Wine Estate, Pokolbin, Hunter Valley. Image: Destination NSW.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres announced a funding and support package of more than $1million to help support local tourism.

"The local tourism industry is back on its feet and ready to provide the warm welcome that the Hunter is renowned for," Mr Ayres said.

Destination NSW will provide the funding and support package with funding to go towards creating new marketing campaigns and building existing campaigns as well as providing support to digital and social media.

The Dungog Festival will receive additional funding to support and promote the town's film festival, which takes place October 22- 25.

At the end of September 2014 the Hunter region had seen more than 3 million international and domestic visitors stay overnight, with total spending amounting to more than $1.4 billion.

Published 19th May, 2015 in Tourism