News . Think Big! Enter the SA Tourism Awards
Think Big! Enter the SA Tourism Awards
South Australia’s finest tourism businesses are invited to enter the 2014 South Australian Tourism Awards, with nominations now open.
The prestigious Awards, launched by Keith Conlon, attract hundreds of entries each year across 30 categories, with winners going on to represent South Australia at a national level.
In February of this year, a record 14 medals were awarded to South Australian finalists at the 2013 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.
South Australia has won the right to host the 2014 Australian Tourism Awards, regarded as the most celebrated event on the national tourism calendar, in April 2015.
Hosting the event is a great chance to showcase South Australia to hundreds of tourism operators from around Australia, as well as generating an estimated $1.5 million for the State’s economy.
South Australian Tourism Industry Council Chief Executive Ward Tilbrook says 2014 is the year for South Australia to show the rest of the nation exactly how great our tourism offering is.
“I encourage all tourism operators to enter the 2014 South Australian Tourism Awards to showcase their success and ensure we have the very best tourism businesses representing South Australia at the Australian Tourism Awards in April next year,” Mr Tilbrook says.
“The Awards are the pinnacle of excellence within the tourism industry, and a vibrant Awards competition demonstrates that South Australian tourism has a commitment to excellence with experiences visitors can have confidence in.
“By nominating for the South Australian Tourism Awards, entrants begin a journey which gives their business structure, new opportunities for growth and recognition.
“A win or medal certainly does enhance the appeal and reputation of a tourism business and can be seen as a valuable marketing advantage.
“It is a whole of business award, not just a customer service award, designed so entrants can tell the whole story about their business.”
Entry is open to all South Australian tourism operators. In total, there are 30 categories this year including accommodation, tour and transport operators, wineries, restaurants, events, local government, attractions, food tourism and more.
The Awards process is submission-based with an onsite assessment. Entrants are required to respond to a number of questions that cover all areas of the business’ operation.
Nominations close on 4 July and submissions are due by 18 August. The Awards Gala Dinner will be held on Friday 14 November at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
For more information, please visit: www.satourismawards.com.au