Awards . Categories & Criteria

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Nomination for the 2015 SA Tourism Awards are now open.

testimonials

Steve Brown,
Getaways Reservation Service

This category recognises natural or built tourist attractions that attract amongst the highest visitor numbers during the qualifying period for South Australia.

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This category recognises natural or built tourist attractions that attract significant visitor numbers during the qualifying period for South Australia. 

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This category recognises festivals, events and exhibitions that attract over 50,000 visitors, enhance the profile and appeal of the destination in which they are held and create substantial economic impact for the destination.

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This category recognises festivals, events and exhibitions that attract fewer than 50,000 visitors, enhance the profile and appeal of the destination in which they are held and create a significant economic impact for the destination.

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This category recognises ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that foster environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation.

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This category recognises tourism operations that foster a greater understanding and appreciation of authentic culture, history, heritage and/or the arts.

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This category recognises tourism operations that demonstrate authenticity and integrity in fostering a greater understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, history and traditions.

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This category recognises the outstanding delivery of specialised tourism services that enhance the visitor experience and integrate with other tourism products.

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This category recognises the consistent delivery of high quality and face to face information services to the visitor. It is open to Visitor Information Centres/Tourist Offices, Local Tourist Associations and Regional Tourism Organisations.

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This category recognises venues who provide high quality facilities specifically designed for business events e.g. meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions.

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This category recognises a major contribution to tourism through the combined provision of touring and transport services. It is open to businesses with 15 or more annual fulltime equivalent employees.

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This category recognises a significant contribution to tourism through the combined provision of touring and transport services. It is open to businesses with fewer than 15 annual fulltime equivalent employees.

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This category recognises outdoor adventure tourism experiences that involve visitor participation and a personal challenge.

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This category recognises creativity and innovation in fully integrated destination marketing activities. This category is open to Regional Tourism Organisations, Local Tourist Associations, Visitor Information Centres, local government and marketing alliances.

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This category is open to
all restaurants and
catering services offering
a tourism experience and/or servicing the tourism industry. It is not a food award but does recognise a significant contribution to tourism through the provision of food and beverage. Entry is open – but not limited to – hotel or stand-alone restaurants, event caterers, pubs and cafés.

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This category recognises wineries, distilleries and boutique breweries that offer a cellar door experience and create a significant contribution to tourism.

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This category recognises excellence in caravan or holiday parks that offer cabin and tenting accommodation and enhance the tourism experience in the destination.

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This category is open to owner/operator accommodation providers offering a high degree of personal contact with guests. Entry is open – but not limited to – bed & breakfast, farm stay, cottage or other intimate, boutique, colonial or heritage accommodation.

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This category is open to properties developed around unconventional accommodation infrastructure. The focus of this award is on the uniqueness of the tourism experience. Entry is open – but not limited to – tented holidays, houseboats, tree houses, underground accommodation and yacht charters.

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This category recognises accommodation providers that offer quality self-contained accommodation including cabins, lodges and houses, excluding serviced apartments and resorts.

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This category is open to properties that deliver a broad range of amenities that exceed above-average accommodation needs. Good quality service, design and physical attributes are typically fit for purpose to match guest expectations.

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This category is open to properties who achieve a deluxe guest experience which includes a wide range of facilities and superior design qualities, typically complemented by service standards that reflect the varied and discerning needs of the guest.

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This category is open to properties that typify luxury across all areas of operation. Guests should enjoy an extensive range of facilities and comprehensive or highly personalised service relevant to the accommodation type. Properties at this level will display excellent design quality and attention to detail.

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This category recognises new tourism businesses that have commenced operations during the qualifying period. This award recognises excellence in the planning and development of new tourism infrastructure and/or services.  Tourism businesses that have commenced a new product or opened new infrastructure need to enter another category most applicable to the business.

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This category is open to food producers, providores, tour operators, cooking schools, food attractions, farm gate experiences, farmers markets, trails and other food tourism experiences in South Australia, featuring  South Australian produce as the core component.

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This category is open to tourism operators that exemplify a strong commitment to innovative sustainable business practices with a strong focus on triple bottom line metrics.

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This award recognises the outstanding contribution by an individual to the South Australian tourism industry.

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Supported by Skal International Adelaide

This award recognises an outstanding tourism student and their commitment to contribute to the development of a vibrant and professional tourism industry in South Australia.

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This category is open to individual tourism businesses and tourism education and other registered training providers working to raise professional standards within the tourism industry by delivering tourism training, including online.

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This category is open to all local government authorities and recognises excellence in tourism planning, the provision of tourism facilities and services, marketing, event development and management, and the overall contribution made both locally and overall to their State/Territory’s tourism industry.

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This category is open to accommodation providers primarily catering to backpackers. The focus of this award is on facilities and services that enhance the tourism experience.

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