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Blueprint For Future Of Coast Tourism Released

Industry worth $900m.

Blueprint For Future Of Coast Tourism Released Excerpt from report. L-R: Existing experiences, existing infrastructure and gaps for tourism in the region.

The State Government's released its vision to attract more tourist dollars to the Coast over coming years.

The Destination Management Plan for Sydney Surrounds North has pinpointed a need for more boutique hotels, better infrastructure for walking trips, and issues with public transport as the key issues that need addressing regarding our visitor economy.

Destination Sydney Surrounds North Chair David Fellows says the report also focuses on the Blue Mountains and Hunter, and has been developed after meeting up our local hospitality and tourism representatives.

"Less than 10% of people who are visiting Sydney are actually coming to the region, so that's one of the things we want to see change," Mr Fellows says.

"(Local tourism operators) will now see an opportunity to take advantage of funding now available through the State Government for the development of infrastructure, the creation of products and the like."

Tourism is estimated to be worth $900 million to the Coast's economy every year, while the government wants to double overnight tourism statewide by 2020.