Vivid pack­ages up

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SYD­NEY’S an­nual Vivid Fes­ti­val hit new lev­els of pop­u­lar­ity this year, with a record num­ber of travel pack­ages sold to do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional vis­i­tors.

NSW Min­is­ter for Tourism and Ma­jor Events Adam Mar­shall said 185,887 travel pack­ages were sold in 2018, a 37% in­crease on last year.

More than 112,700 pack­ages were for do­mes­tic vis­i­tors, an in­crease of 60% on 2017, while 73,130 were sold to in­ter­na­tion­als, up 12%.

“The grow­ing num­ber of in­ter­na­tional and do­mes­tic vis­i­tors is tes­ta­ment to the en­dur­ing pop­u­lar­ity of Vivid Syd­ney a decade on and a timely re­minder of the work it does in in­ject­ing ex­pen­di­ture into the State’s econ­omy,” Mar­shall said.

Main­land China bought the most int’l pack­ages, at 23,600, fol­lowed by Indonesia’s 6,870 and Malaysia’s 6,960.

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