Vivid Sydney 2017 has set a new record with 2.33 million people attending 2017’s festival and contributing over $143 million to the state’s economy.
NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said despite seven nights of heavy rain the record crowd numbers to Vivid Sydney 2017 proved yet again this is an event not to be missed.
“Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas has once again lured visitors from near and far, driving our State’s economy and cementing Sydney as the creative services hub of the Asia-Pacific region,” Mr Marshall said.
Mr Marshall said the festivals value didn’t stop in Sydney, with rural and regional NSW also benefiting from the record numbers.
“We’ve also seen a record 38,000 visitors travel beyond the fringes of Sydney, staying more than 94,000 nights and injecting over $16 million into rural and regional local economies,” Mr Marshall said.
“Sydney is not only the gateway to Australia, it is the gateway to rural and regional NSW, and I am thrilled that the whole state is reaping the benefits of the NSW Government’s significant investment in tourism and major events.”
Source: Destination NSW