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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 – SeaLink Travel Group

12 December 2017

SeaLink and Captain Cook Cruises are part of the SeaLink Travel Group which is one of Australia’s largest tourism and travel employers with over 1,200 staff. SeaLink operate 75 ferries, catamarans and barges in SA, NSW, QLD, NT and WA and carry over eight million passengers a year. Not bad for a small ferry operation that commenced in 1989 with one ferry and two coaches!

Meet a SATIC Member – Floating Melodies

15 November 2017

Music and food on a cruise is not an unusual concept, however, a cruise where all the elements are showcasing the place where the cruise exists is. On Floating Melodies, you can escape with some of South Australia’s finest cultural elements all in one place.

Industry Confidence Surges – SATIC Tourism Barometer Sept 2017

27 October 2017

Tourism operators are feeling more confident about the immediate future according to the September quarter 2017 SATIC Tourism Barometer.

Meet a SATIC Member – Diverse Travel Australia

11 October 2017

Diverse Travel Australia is a full-service Destination Management Company for inbound visitors to Australia. Having been operating for nearly 20 years, the business was recently appointed the official Travel Partner for Adelaide, South Australia’s Great Wine Capitals (GWC) membership which will see them represent South Australia in Chile this coming November.

SATIC Tourism Barometer - June qtr 2017

08 September 2017

The SATIC Tourism Barometer for the June qtr was down by 11% although the sentiment was positive with the short-term outlook index rising by 18% to reach 138 points.

SATIC Tourism Barometer - March qtr 2017

12 May 2017

The SATIC tourism barometer for the March 2017 quarter jumped by 15% to 123 points as 54% of the respondents reported growth for the quarter.

SATIC Tourism Barometer - December qtr 2016

06 February 2017

The SATIC tourism barometer remained in positive territory for the December 2016 quarter with virtually no change in the performance index or the short term outlook index.

SATIC Tourism Barometer - September qtr 2016

28 October 2016

The industry respondents suggested that tourism demand has contracted in the September 2016 quarter with the performance index down by 15%.

Working Holiday Maker Reform

28 October 2016

You may be aware the Senate Economics Legislation Committee is having a short inquiry into the Government's proposed legislation on the Backpacker tax (Working Holiday Maker Reform) proposals.  A hearing will be held next Wednesday in Canberra. 

SATIC Tourism Barometer - June qtr 2016

26 July 2016

The SATIC Tourism Barometer activity and outlook indexes for the June quarter continue to be positive with most respondents reporting improved performance.

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