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Tourism in Sydney Australia

Executive summary

The present report will detail about the tourism and the unique places of Sydney Australia. The study will also configure the major attractions of the city and which factors are influencing the tourists from all around the world. The variable commotions available in Sydney will help in understanding the importance of accommodation sector within any place. This report has discussed the transportation system utilised in Sydney and depicted that the majority of the transportation system relying upon the public sector services such as Ferry services, train services and buses are the main sources of the transport system. Accordingly, this report has depicted the role of the transportation system in supporting the tourism industry in the Sydney region.

Introduction

Sydney is one of the famous cities in the world which has been signified as the capital of New South Wales, Australia. Being the most diverse and iconic cities in Australia Sydney has been considered as the world's most tourist visiting place. The magnificent harbour side of the city has been attracting visitors from all around the world. The historical places and diverse animal kingdom have been the major attractions of the city among the major tourists. The following report will focus on the uniqueness of Sydney Australia and which are major attractions of the city. The study will discuss the popular places in Sydney and possible accommodation options in the city. The report will also analyse in what way the famous places in Sydney have been contributing to the tourism industry in the country for understanding the report in an easier manner.

Overview of Australia and major cities

Famous things in Australia

Australia is famous for its rich and diverse natural environment from beaches to desserts and on the other aspect has been considered as one of the major urbanised countries in the world. According to the reports, approximately 500 national parks in the country like “Nullarbor National Park, Francois Peron National parks” have been attracting many tourists (australia.com, 2021). The “Great Barrier Reef” in Australia is the most famous reef in the world which has been attracting many people from all around the world. In the case of Australia, “Great Ocean Road” is one of the major places in the country which is most famous for biking trips. On the other aspect, Australia is one of the rare countries which has approximately 14 World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO (Int.sydney.com, n.d.). Moreover, the natural wonders, heritage places and urban lifestyle has been attracting many people towards the country.

Major cities in Australia

In the case of Australia, there are many cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast which are famous for their own attractions. Like, in the case of Sydney, the tourism industry in the city has been generating a major part of Australia's economy. Being the capital of the “New South Wales (NSW)”, Sydney is the only city in the world which has three World Heritage sites like “Australian Convict Sites, Mungo, Old Government House''. According to the reports, due to the historically famous places in Sydney and scenic beauty approximately 12 million people visit Sydney and the reports has been stating the tourist spends at least 20 days in the city (camperchamp.com.au, 2021). On the other aspect, Melbourne has been signified as the cultural capital of Australia due to its cultural diversity and Melbourne is also famous for being the “Coffee Capital of the world”.

Tourism industry in Sydney Australia

Overview of the tourism in Sydney

Tourism has been the strongest part of Sydney’s economy and the customer-oriented tourism and hospitality has been helping the city to attract more visitors. According to the recent reports, more than“12.1 million visitors” have travelled Sydney as per June, 2020 (destinationnsw.com.au, 2021). Despite the pandemic situation of COVID-19, as the tourism industry of Sydney Australia has managed to provide safety to their visitors it has attracted many travellers towards Sydney from all around the world. Reports have been also showcasing that, by the end of June, 2020 almost $14 million has been generated from the domestic and international visitors in Sydney (australia.com, 2021). In case of Sydney the famous places, like Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach are the most popular places in the city which has helped the tourism sectors to gain their preferred business growth.

Tourism sector in Sydney

In the case of Sydney, the tourism sector has been considered as one of the major sectors in the city because it has been contributing to the significant amount in the economy of Sydney. As per the views of (Detotto, Giannoni, & Goavec, 2021), in case of attracting and influencing the tourists, the tourism industry has to focus on their customer service for getting more customer satisfaction. Similarly, the hospitality sector of Sydney has been innovating their work process for providing better service to their visitors from all around the world. For example, “Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Pier One Sydney Harbour and The Langham Sydney”are the major luxury hotels in Sydney which have been providing exceptional customer service to their visitors. According to the reports, in between the time period of 2009 to 2019 there has been an increase in the ratio of domestic visitors with 37 % increase and in case of international visitors there has been 60.6% increase (Ibisworld.com, 2021). From these ratios, it is evident that due to the good tourism experiences more visitors are coming to Sydney. Similarly, depending upon the recent reports, within just three years there has been a 27% increase of visitors in Sydney. Evadne during the pandemic situation moreover “2.8 international visitors”have travelled in Sydney due to the advanced safety process of the tourism sectors in Sydney (camperchamp.com.au, 2021). There have been many hotels like Four seasons hotel, Frisco Hotels and many more which has provided high safety and hygiene maintenance at their hotel which has attracted many domestic as well as international tourists.

Reason for visiting Sydney Province

Beaches

Australia has been famous for its beaches and Sydney is one of the major cities which has the most famous beaches in the world. According to the reports, in Australia there have been approximately 12000 beaches in the country which has been attracting many foreign travellers from all around the world (Covermore.com.au, 2021). Similarly, in the case of Bondi beach in Sydney, the suburb areas of the beach have been providing many options to the visitors from high fashion retail to good sea foods. These available options near the beach area have been catching the attention of tourism from all the places in the world. On the other aspect, scenic beauty of Bondi beach with golden sands has listed the beach in the Australian heritage site and this has also become of the core reasons among the visitors for visiting Bondi beach.

Hired Yacht tour

The hired yacht tours have been signally attracting many tourists to Sydney and Sydney’s boat trips to the Harbour bridge is one of the attractions of Sydney Tourism. By hiring the yacht,the tourists can easily see Sydney's iconic places like Sydney Opera House and Darling harbour”. On the other aspect, through the private yacht tour the tourists can also stay near the Darling harbour and will have the chance to experience the scenic beauty near the Darling harbour in Sydney.

Show at Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House is one of the most famous places in the world which has been showcasing the rare talents of many people from all around the world. As per the reports, currently the Sydney Opera House has been showcasing 40 shows coveringdance, music, comedy, theatre acts”(Sydneyoperahouse., 2021). These world-renowned shows at Opera house have been attracting the majority of the tourists who are coming to Sydney for their holidays. On the other aspect, as the Opera house shows are cheaper around $30, this has also become one of the major reasons for the tourists to visit the Sydney province in Australia.

Luxurious Fashion boutiques

In case of Sydney, the luxurious fashion buttons are also signified as the major factors for the tourist to visit the place. For example, the Queen Victoria Building”has become like a fashion mall where the world-renowned fashion brands have developed their fashion boutiques. On the other aspect, well-structured infrastructure at the fashion boutiques with stain-glass windows has been also attracting the tourists to Sydney. Dion lee is one of the renowned fashion brands that has developed their store nearby the Strand Arcade which has become the fashion capital zone in NSW and has been attracting the people from all parts of the world.

Variant market

Sydney is one of the economically strong cities of Australia where several business markets have been developed over the last few years. According to the reports, the Paddy market has been part of Sydney history for the last 150 years with over 1000 stalls only in Sydney (Thecrazytourist.com, 2021). The tourists will get the chance of finding out the finest quality souvenirs and can get good food items. 

Possible ways of visiting Sydney's most attracted places

Yacht and Buss system

In Sydney, due to the advanced transporting system the tourist can easily get the yachts, busses, trains to reach to their most attractive places. In the case of visiting Sydney Opera House, the easiest way is to walk from theCircular Quay and the people who do not know the walking direction of Circular Quay can take buses. On the other aspect, by visiting Harbour bridge can also help the visitors to see the view of the Sydney Opera House. For visiting the Darling harbour, the tourist can get a ferry from the Circular Quay and if any tourists did not ferry transport, they can even walk through the Circular Quay to reach Darling harbour. In case any tourist is staying near the Centralisation of Sydney, then can easily get a bus to the Queen Victoria Building(In.hotels.com, 2021). Generally, the tourists especially the international tourists can take help from Tourism Australia while visiting these famous places of Sydney for avoiding any issues during the travel. In the case of visiting Bondi beach, the easiest way for the tourist is to take the ferry from the “Circular Quay to the Watsons bay” as this ferry can take the tourist to the Bondi beach in a shorter time period.

Train system

 In case of Sydney, with the extensive network of the transportation systems like buses, rails, ferries, metro the Sydney has been offering relaxed experiences to their visitors.  For visiting Sydney Harbour bridge the simple way to get the train from the Circular Quay. Generally, most of the travellers and tourists can get to the location of Sydney Harbour bridge via the Cumberland street (Thecrazytourist.com, 2021). On the other aspect, for reaching to the darling harbour, the tourists can also use Sydney’s Light Rail as this can also help out the tourists to reach Darling harbour as the concerning light rail station has been lined with the Central Station of Sydney. For visiting the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney, the international as well as the domestic tourists can take the train from the International Airport Station and it will take around 16 minutes to reach the Central station.

Transportation system in Sydney Australia

There are many transport networks features that have been facilitated in the Sydney region of Australia. This includes the public as well as private transport systems.

Sydney Public transport

Public transport in Sydney includes trains, rails and buses and ferries for supporting travel and tourism in Australia. According to the report, the provision of all-purpose cards such as Opal cards has been integrated to improve customer experiences in the regular public transport system for passengers (Cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au, 2021). Accordingly, this can be stated this has provided an interconnected transport system for travellers across the Sydney region. 

Sydney Buses

Buses comprise a major portion of the transportation system in Sydney. Accordingly, this is essential for improving connectivity across the city where the bus services connect areas without and with rail and water route connectivity for transportation purposes. On the other hand, the Night Ride services were also provisioned for replacing most trains at midnight and 4 am for supporting the regular public transport system.

Regional services

Regional bus services such as 333- Connecting Circular Quay and Bondi, L90 and B41 and many more are included in the night services route in Sydney. Additionally, private organisations are also providing access to busses on a regular basis along the coast and to the Blue mountain from outside of the central stations and Eddy Avenue (Cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au, 2021).

Rail Services

Railway Square is the Central; stations for local and regional trains. Trains have been accessible and operate from North to the CBD and across the harbour as well.  

Intercity trains and Country NSW trains-

Central Station of Sydney is the main station for the departure of trains to many destinations such as South Coast, Blue Mountains and Southern Highlands as well as North Costs, Country NSW and many more. This connects precious tourist sports to boosting the TH&E industry in Australia. 

Light Rail

According to a report, the Inner West Light Rail network connects the booth directions between the Central Station and Dulwich Hills and connects the gaps between North and West as well (Sydney.com, 2021). On a similar note, the South East and CBD Light Rail connect Circular Quay and Randwick as well as Kingsford and Moore Park at Nine Ways. Hence, this provides access to the south to North and West as well.

Sydney Ferries

This is the fast and convenient mode of transportation in Sydney for crossing the harbour and this also provides the luxurious transport experience vantage point of Sydney.

River Ferry connects the Parramatta to Circular quay and reduces the time between the journeys.

Taxi and private transport

However, the taxi and private transport service are also available to travellers and this is an effective way to get around Sydney and can significantly reduce the time for transportation.

Additionally, the travel apps and information have been provisioned for accessing the information for travellers and improving user experiences.

Sydney Airport- Sydney Airport has the access to international fights, national and domestic flights.

Available accommodation options in Sydney

Overviews of the available accommodations in Sydney

In the case of Sydney, there have been many accommodation options like hotels, resorts, farm stays, Caravan, Camping, hostels, self-contained cottages which are easily available for the tourists and travellers from all around the world. As stated by (Voicu & Albu, 2018), any place by offering different kinds of accommodation options can easily attract more visitors towards their tourism. Similarly, in case of Sydney, due to the various accommodation options like caravan, hostels, farm stays the tourists will have many options for their visit to Sydney. Depending on the budget, the tourist can easily choose the various accommodation options of Sydney. According to the reports, the accommodation sector has been generating “$1.3 billion GRP (Gross Regional Product)” of the total GRP in Sydney (Statista.com, 2021). Due to the increasing revenue growth of the accommodation sector many global organisations like Four Seasons Hotel, have developed their accommodation business in Sydney. Depending on this criterion, the city has been offering different kinds of accommodations from hotel stays to camping stays for several kinds of tourists of Sydney. On the other aspect, student accommodations centres especially for the foreigner students has also been arranged to promote tourism in Sydney province of Australia.

Importance of various accommodation options in Sydney

The availability of various accommodations in Sydney only helps the tourist to get good experiences while visiting the city but also has been leveraging the overall tourism sector of Sydney. On the other aspect, as each of the accommodation options can be operated through digital platforms the tourists from all around the world can easily book their staying from each of the official websites. According to the reports, the official tourism website of Sydney has been offering different kinds of accommodation for the world tourists and after the pandemic of COVID-19 this site has been also helping the tourist by solving all the queries regarding travelling in Sydney(Int.sydney.com, 2021). On the other aspect, as each of the accommodation options comes with different price ranges, the tourists can easily understand which accommodation option will be fit for their travelling budget. As per the reports, due to the pandemic of COVID-19 there has been a 25% decline of revenues regarding the accommodation sector in Sydney, Australia (Str.com, 2021). Depending on this criterion, every accommodation option from hotels to resorts and homestays are providing advanced levels of hygiene to their visitors for securing the health and safety of the tourists during their stay. In this way, despite the pandemic situation of COVID-19 there have been many accommodation options for the tourists while visiting Sydney. [Referred to Appendix 2]

Main attractions in Sydney

Sydney Opera House

Sydney is one of the unique cities in Australia as it has the world's most famous architectural buildings and sculptures. Sydney Opera House”has become the heart of Sydney's tourism as most of the tourists want to see architectural buildings while visiting Sydney. According to the reports, Sydney's Opera house which was inaugurated in 1973 has been recognised as one the major architectural creations of the 20th century and more than 10.1 million tourists visited the opera house while travelling Australia (Sydneyoperahouse., 2021). On the other hand, as Sydney Opera House”has been listed in the World's wonders list, it automatically attracts more visitors who are willing to visit Sydney.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

In the case of Sydney, the Harbour Bridge in the city has been also attracting many tourists and travellers from all parts of the world. As per the reports, Sydney Harbour Bridge is the largest steel arch bridge consisting of 134 meters (Sydneyharbourboattours.com, 2021). On the other aspect, the visitors have to pay one $20 for walking on the top of the harbour bridge. In case of Harbour Bridge this concerns the bride's famous Coat-hanger Bridge by locals of Sydney due to its arc shape. Depending on the historical viewpoint of the harbour bridge many tourists visit Sydney.

Queen Victoria Building

Queen Victoria Building in Sydney has been configured as one of the oldest architecturally well-designed buildings in the history of Australia. According to the reports, during the time period of 1893 to 1898, George McRae had designed the “Queen Victoria Building” and still now this has been famous for its diverse architectural designs (australia.com, 2021) . The major aim of developing the Queen Victoria Building is to provide jobs to the unemployed people in Sydney during the 1890s period and this historical background behind the construction of the Queen Victoria building has become one of the major attractions of this place among the visitors.

Darling harbour

The darling harbour of Sydney is one of major visited places in Sydney due to its scenic beauty and view at dusk. According to the reports, in 2019 more than 4 million people have visited Darling harbour due to its great views (Geonames.org, 2021). Similarly, tourists can see the view of the opera house from the darling harbour and can also climb the bridge at night and this activity at the darling harbour has also been attracting many tourists from all parts of the world.

Bondi beach

Bondi beach has become one of the major tourist places in Sydney as the tourism sectors around the beachside have been providing exceptional customer service to their visitors. In the case of Bondi beach, the safe swimming conditions, scenic beauty of the beachside suburbs have been the most attracting things of Bondi beach. According to the reports, in 2019, more than 2.6 million visitors both domestic and international tourists(Statista.com, 2021). Generally, during the summer days the Bondi beach has become the most crowded place in Sydney.

Revenue generation locations in Sydney

In the case of Sydney, the Sydney Opera House has been considered as one of the major tourist places that has been generating the highest revenue to the tourism sector in Sydney. According to the reports, the Sydney Opera house has been generating approximately 1.2 billion annually to the tourism sector of Sydney. On the other aspects, as the Sydney Opera house offers different facilities likeconcert hall, drama theatre, playhouse, forecourt, studio” for the visitors and tourists it has been attracting most of the foreign travellers of Sydney. Though there has been a decline in the revenue of the Sydney Opera house in 2020 due to the pandemic of COVID-19 virus, post the lockdown the major authorities of Opera house have reopened the place with safety restrictions for the world tourists.

Conclusion

The above report helps to conclude the enormous diversity in terms of locations, natural beauty of Sydney has been the major criteria’s which has been attracting many people all around the world. Sydney Opera House has become the unique and most visited place of Sydney, Australia due to its architectural designs. The Bondi beach is attracting all the travellers due to its world class hotels and scenic beauty. The Harbour Bridge and Darling harbour has strengthened the tourism industry of Sydney as the majority of the tourists prefer to visit these places while travelling to Sydney. The fashion industry is one of the core reasons which have not only attracted the domestic people but also foreign people. The Royal Botanic Garden as the oldest botanical garden of Australia has been successfully attracting more tourists in Sydney. The various accommodation options like caravan, camping, hotels, farm stays are giving more options to the tourists while visiting Sydney, Australia. By holding the biggest market paddy, Sydney has been successfully catching the attention of many tourists from all around the world. The darling harbour has been providing great river views to the tourists and this has been one of the core reasons behind the increasing tourism industry in Sydney.

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