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SATIC Tourism Blog

Our SATIC Tourism Blog is intended to keep you, as a SATIC Member, more informed about what’s happening within the South Australian tourism industry, as well as provide an opportunity for you to get to know other SATIC Members, learn about their products/services and gain insight into their business development journeys and tips for tourism business success.

If you've recently had some exciting news or made new additions to your business, and would like to be featured in one of our future blog posts, please contact SATIC’s Communications Coordinator – Emily Sharpe-Hall on (08) 8110 0123 or email

Meet a SATIC Member - Seawall Apartments

15 January 2019

Situated on the beachfront of Glenelg, Seawall Apartments was founded in 1977 by the late Alan Osborne. His daughter Rachael has continued the business for the past 20 years and has now taken over ownership of the iconic location.

CEO Update – IVS & NVS Results

11 January 2019

The latest International and National Visitor Survey results for the year ending September 2018 show that South Australia recorded strong levels of expenditure growth. The value of tourism is now at a record high of $6.9 billion.

Industry Update from SATIC’s CEO

17 December 2018

Over the past 12 months a core focus area for SATIC has been around the advocacy space, with the aim of creating a strong, credible and unified voice for the tourism industry in South Australia.

Meet a SATIC Member – Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari

11 December 2018

Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari (KIOS) is a family owned and operated business that began operation in December 2012. Their mission is to provide visitors to KI with a high quality, informative, nature based, marine tourism experience.

Meet a SATIC Member – Wallaroo Marina Apartments

13 November 2018

The first and only complex of its kind in the Yorke Peninsula region, Wallaroo Marina Apartments first opened in 2018, offering a deluxe style of accommodation with options to suit all needs. The five story high building also features stunning balcony views over North Beach and the Marina, allowing guests to feel completely relaxed during their stay.

CEO Update – Visitor Economy Taskforce

13 November 2018

I am excited to share that the State Government has recently established a 'Taskforce for the Visitor Economy (TVE)', which will see the government work collectively to unlock the 2020 targets of $8 billion and 41,000 jobs.

Industry Remains Optimistic – Tourism Barometer Sept 2018

06 November 2018

The SATIC Tourism Barometer survey for the September quarter of 2018 found that tourism operators remain optimistic with the Business Activity Index rising by 9% to 125 points and the Business Outlook Index up by 8% to 132 points. Both indices are well above the mid-point of 100[1].

3 P’s Packaging, Partnerships, Pricing & Online Modules

24 October 2018

Today’s discerning domestic and international high yield travellers are seeking destinations that deliver authentic experiences which tap into their passion points, provide greater meaning, personal connections and create unique memories. 

CEO Meet the Minister Recap

15 October 2018

Following the South Australian Government elections and the appointment of the Hon David Ridgway – Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, SATIC partnered with government to facilitate 19 regional ‘Meet the Minister’ events over a period of ten weeks.

The objective was to create direct dialogue between the State’s tourism industry and the government to progress the achievement of the tourism target, and to discuss opportunities to realise the full economic potential of the visitor economy.

Meet a SATIC Member – Flinders Bush Retreats

10 October 2018

Flinders Bush Retreats is a boutique farm stay offering two self-contained houses, eco tent glamping and bush camping in the Flinders Ranges. Located on the 11000-acre family farm, each accommodation offers guests a private and secluded 'bush retreat' to experience the unspoiled natural landscape that is the Flinders Ranges.

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