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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 – Woodstock Wine Estate

19 July 2018

For decades Woodstock Wine Estate has captured the essence of McLaren Vale through their opulent array of beautifully structured wines. With their ongoing commitment to offering quality produce and delivering personalised service to their guests, it is no surprise that Woodstock remains a leader within its region. We caught up with Wedding & Events Manager Jody Macpherson-Fowles to learn more about what has been happening within the business.

Meet a SATIC Member – Juggle House Experiences

15 June 2018

Juggle House Experiences is a new and fun South Australian tour operator and Murray River holiday accommodation business, located ten minutes from the picturesque township of Mannum. Born from the exciting new venture of The Bend Motorsport Park and regional events like Sounds by the River, Juggle House Experiences specialise in land tours for floating holidaymakers along the river.

Meet a SATIC Member – Gawler Caravan Park

16 May 2018

Family-friendly Gawler Caravan Park, first started in the 1970’s, providing the perfect gateway to Adelaide and the Barossa. 18 months ago Simon and Ali Eberhard took over the established business, with a mission to transfer the Park and the visitor experience.   

Business Activity & Outlook Fall from Recent Highs – SATIC Tourism Barometer March 2018

27 April 2018

The SATIC Tourism Barometer survey for the March quarter of 2018 found that tourism performance, while still positive, declined in comparison to the previous quarter by 13% to 119 points.

Meet a SATIC Member – Caravan & Camping Industries Association of SA

13 April 2018

In 1960, it was evident to people in the caravan and camping industry in South Australia that a representative body needed to be formed to advance their interests and promote self-drive tourism. From here, the Caravan and Camping Industries Association of SA (CCIASA) was born. Since then, the CCIASA has been organising caravan and camping shows for over 50 years celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017.

Meet a SATIC Member – Shiraz & Co Tours

26 March 2018

Shiraz & Co Tours help locals and visitors experience the amazing flavours of South Australia by offering hand-picked and crafted gourmet food and fine wine adventures for the enthusiast who wishes to take their experience to the next level.

Meet a SATIC Member – Tanonga Luxury Eco Lodges

14 March 2018

Multi award winning Tanonga Luxury Eco Lodges are an exclusive and intimate luxury eco experience on Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Situated on 96 hectares of restored natural bushland near Port Lincoln, visitors can enjoy magnificent views, walking trails, abundant rare bird and wildlife, local wine, gourmet food, and the complete privacy of their own architecturally designed, solar powered, self-contained luxury eco lodge.

Meet a SATIC Member – Adelaide Shores

14 February 2018

Adelaide Shores is a multi-award-winning precinct set on 1.2 kilometres of coastline in the Adelaide suburb of West Beach. Boasting two expansive accommodation properties, function venues, premier golf courses, boating marina and internationally rated sporting facilities, there is little wonder why Adelaide Shores remains one of the South Australia’s most popular holiday destinations and Adelaide’s hub for accommodation and sporting events.

Tourism Activity Index Rises – SATIC Tourism Barometer Dec 2017

09 February 2018

The SATIC Tourism Barometer survey for the December quarter of 2017 found that tourism performance continues to strengthen with the activity index rising by 6% to a high of 136 points – the highest since 2013.

Meet a Student/YP Member – Percy Bueno

15 January 2018

Introducing Student/Young Professional Member – Percy Bueno.

In August 2017, Percy joined the SATIC team on an industry placement basis. As well as assisting with the day-to-day running of the organisation, Percy’s main role was to assist with the preparations for the 2017 South Australian Tourism Awards Gala Dinner – which even included an opportunity for him to take the stage and help present the Awards on the night. We caught up with Percy to learn more about his tourism journey and plans for the future.  

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