Historic super league game hosted in Wollongong.
Destination Wollongong has started the year with an international focus and Wollongong firmly on the map.
The countdown for the Wigan Warriors vs Hull FC match ended in February, as the region hosted the two teams and 5,000 dedicated fans during their visit for the first ever Super League match outside of Europe. The teams spend two weeks tasting what the region has to offer, with Wigan Warriors based in Wollongong and Hull FC based in Kiama. Their trip included events held for fans, meetings with civic and business leaders, sport clinics and more, with the visit ended in a win for Wigan.
THE Super League game was broadcast into the UK, Europe, the US and Canada and injected an estmated $10 million into the local economy. Destination Wollongong General Manager Mark Sleigh described the international exposure Wollongong received as priceless. 'The exposure that Wollongong received yesterday was something that we could never possibly afford to buy and it is something that is going to stand Wollongong in good stead' he said.
The cruise ship visit by Radiance of the Seas on 29 January continued to expand Wollongong's exposure. The ship unleashed over 2,500 passengers and 900 crew into the city and it's surrounds, continuing to build the reputation of Wollongong as a cruise destination which began with the first ever cruise liner visit in October 2016.
The team at Destination Wollongong have also released the brand new 2018 Wollongong Visitor Guide. The guide is an easy-to-read visual feast outlining what Wollongong has to offer, including the best things to see and do, where to stay and where to eat.