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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

CEO Opinion Piece

14 September 2018

Tourism’s a key economic driver for our state. It’s an industry that’s now worth a record-breaking $6.7b and employs over 36,000 South Australians. Over the past five years alone we’ve seen 5,000 new jobs created in tourism and the broader visitor economy.

Meet a SATIC Member – Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

12 September 2018

Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures offer nature-based adventure activities, as well as educational travel experiences for the children of today – creating the outdoor-loving tourists of tomorrow.

Industry Update from SATIC’s CEO

14 August 2018

The first half of 2018 has been an exciting time for SATIC, having welcomed 384 delegates to our ninth annual tourism conference and completed our second round of ServiceIQ Smarter Business Workshops, with extremely positive feedback from industry on both initiatives.

Meet a SATIC Member – Griffens Marina Blanchetown

14 August 2018

Located on the beautiful Murray River in Blanchetown, Griffens Marina is a small family business, offering a range of quality hire houseboats suitable for two to 12 people. The business was established in 2000 when owner Miriam Griffen and her late husband Don decided to make a river change from their farming and sheep property in the Mid North. 18 years later, the business has gone on to become an award-winning success story and was inducted in the South Australian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame in 2017.

Industry Sentiment Decreases, While Other Indicators Suggest Growth – Tourism Barometer June 2018

03 August 2018

The SATIC Tourism Barometer survey for the June quarter of 2018 found that tourism performance and outlook decreased slightly with both indices falling by 3%. The business activity index at 115 points and the business outlook index at 122 points, however, both remain above the mid-point of 100 indicating that sentiment remains positive[1].

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.

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