Vivid packages up
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.