Ten million overnight guests expected in Sydney for summer 2016

Ten million overnight guests expected in Sydney for summer 2016

This summer more than ten million overnight and day trip visitors are expected to visit Sydney to make the most of the warm weather, world famous beaches, globally recognised icons, first class dining scene and calendar of events.

Over the six month period of October – March Sydney will receive 18 million visitors, with ten million of these expected to visit during summer.

Last year, summer-loving tourists stayed around 29.2 million nights during the three months of the popular, warm season.

New South Wales minister for trade, tourism and major events, Stuart Ayres, said: “Summer is an absolutely magical time to visit Sydney and make the most of the city’s famous coastal lifestyle with more than 90 beaches on offer.

“Last Summer, we welcomed more than 9.2 million visitors who spent more than $4.9 billion in Sydney, meaning tourists are taking advantage of the endless entertainment, dining and major event options after a day on the beaches.

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“From a day at the Test at the historic SCG to a ride on one of Sydney’s iconic ferries, summer is an exciting, vibrant and beautiful time in Sydney, and we look forward to more visitors from near and far over the next few sunny months.”

The top activities for visitors to Sydney are eating out, shopping, sightseeing, and attending events.

To help plan holidays, Destination NSW, the state government’s tourism and major events agency, has developed a list of some of the top things to see and do whilst in town this summer.

Photo courtesy: Destination NSW