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For all media enquiries, please contact:
Emily Sharpe-Hall
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Email: emily@satic.com.au
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Calling South Australia’s Best Tourism Businesses

19 June 2017

For the first time, SA Tourism Award entrants will automatically have double the chance of scoring big with the introduction of the new ‘RAA People’s Choice Award’ – recognising the finalist across more than 30 categories who has demonstrated the highest level of service excellence as voted by the public. 

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Shaping the Direction of Tourism into the Future

29 May 2017

Tourism has been recognised as one of the key economic drivers and growth industries for South Australia and the forces that will shape its future will impact on our State's success in such a competitve environment.

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Tourism industry to operate Star Ratings program from 1 July

05 May 2017

The tourism industry has reached an historic agreement to maintain and enhance the Star Ratings scheme for the benefit of both consumers and accommodation operators. The tourism industry has reached an historic agreement to maintain and enhance the Star Ratings scheme for the benefit of both consumers and accommodation operators. 

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State’s Best Tourism Businesses Recognised by Governor

28 March 2017

South Australia’s best tourism businesses have been honoured with a reception hosted by His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia to acknowledge their superior achievements.

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ATIC To Provide Accreditation For Star Rated Accommodation

28 February 2017

In the wake of the Star Ratings Australia announcement that they will wind down their scheme, the Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATIC) is determined to provide quality accreditation for the accommodation sector.

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South Australian Trifecta at National Tourism Awards

25 February 2017

Three of South Australia’s best regional tourism experiences have walked away with major prizes at the 2016 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Darwin. Congratulations to Seppeltsfield Estate Winery, The Frames and Yondah Beach House.  Plus another four South Australian tourism businesses were awarded silver and bronze medals recognising the amazing contribution they make to the State.

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Business Development Programs to Support State’s Visitor Economy

22 February 2017

Tourism businesses across South Australia are set to benefit from a suite of business development programs being rolled out by the South Australian Tourism Industry Council during 2017.

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Streamlined Awards System for Tourism Businesses

10 January 2017

The Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATIC), owner of the Australian Tourism Awards, is excited to announce that in 2017 a new online Awards program will be introduced, incorporating a complete online entry process. 

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New Chairman for the State’s Peak Tourism Body

16 December 2016

Hotel and property CEO, Mr Eoin (Owen) Loftus of the Culshaw Group of Companies has been recently appointed Chairman of the South Australian Tourism Industry Council.

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Segway Expansion a Coup for Adelaide’s Visitor Economy

14 December 2016

The introduction of Segway Guided Tours to Adelaide’s Riverbank precinct next year will be a great coup for Adelaide’s visitor economy.

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Brilliance in South Australian Tourism

02 November 2016

Adelaide Oval Tours & Museums has been awarded the Premier’s Award for Service Excellence at the 2016 South Australian Tourism Awards – a new and highly regarded acknowledgment which recognises the finalist across 30 categories who demonstrated the most outstanding customer service experience.

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Ecotourism Australia and SATIC Partner to Grow Sustainable Tourism in South Australia

09 August 2016

The South Australian Tourism Industry Council (SATIC) and Ecotourism Australia (EA) have signed a new partnership agreement to drive the growth of sustainable tourism in South Australia.

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Tourism’s Time to Shine!

27 June 2016

South Australia’s outstanding tourism businesses are reminded to enter the 2016 South Australian Tourism Awards, with nominations closing on Friday, 1 July.

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Yorke Peninsula Celebrates Tourism Industry Accolades

22 June 2016
Yorke Peninsula tourism operators were recognised at the 2016 Yorke Peninsula Tourism Awards. Awards were presented to 11 businesses and individuals judged to be the most outstanding in each category.
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Tourism Conference to Help Grow Our Visitor Economy

26 May 2016

A record number of South Australian tourism businesses are attending SATIC’s 7th annual Tourism Conference – Inspiring Industry and Growing Visitation.

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Appointment of SATIC General Manager

01 March 2016

The Board of the South Australian Tourism Industry Council is pleased to announce that Shaun de Bruyn has won the position of SATIC General Manager.

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Showcase your Yorke Peninsula tourism business

25 February 2016

The 2016 Yorke Peninsula Tourism Awards are now open for nominations and tourism operators are invited to nominate across 11 categories. 

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New Tourism Alliance to Benefit Industry

25 February 2016

Two of South Australia’s peak tourism bodies have joined forces to create synergies for the State’s tourism industry. The South Australian Tourism Industry Council have been contracted to provide the branch management services for the Australian Tourism Export Council in South Australia.

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South Australia’s Top Five in Tourism

13 November 2015

Five of South Australia's very best tourism experiences have been inducted into the State's Tourism Hall of Fame at the 2015 South Australian Tourism Awards, winning their category three years in a row.

Congratulations to: 2015 Clipsal 500 Adelaide; Aboriginal Cultural Tours - South Australia; The Playford; Udder Delights Cheese Cellar; and Adelaide Shores.

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Wallmans Lawyers partner with Key Tourism Body

06 August 2015

SATIC are proud to introduce a new partnership with Wallmans Lawyers, as the exclusive legal service provider to SATIC and its members. SATIC Members have access to a free telephone advice line.

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SATIC Tourism Conference - 27 May 2015

04 May 2015

South Australian tourism businesses will gain insights, be inspired, learn, engage and network at SATIC's 6th annual Tourism Conference. The one-day conference on the 27th of May will have a line-up of nine impressive plenary speakers plus nine compelling in-depth workshops.

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Nominate to Become a Tourism Star

27 April 2015

South Australia’s top tourism businesses are invited to enter the 2015 South Australian Tourism Awards, with nominations now open.

The prestigious Awards attract hundreds of entries each year across more than 30 categories, with winners going on to represent South Australia at a national level.

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NSW & QLD Industry Join ATAP

08 April 2015

NSW and QLD have committed to joining the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program. For the first time, all States will now provide a standardised online, quality business accreditation program to help a wide range of businesses grow across the nation’s visitor economy.

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New Board Members for SA Tourism Industry Council

01 December 2014

The South Australian Tourism Industry Council has announced the appointment of a new Board Chair, Vice Chair and six new Board Members, all of whom bring a diverse range of industry experience and skills to the table.

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Tourism’s Magnificent Seven

14 November 2014
Seven of South Australia’s magnificent tourism experiences have been inducted into the State’s Tourism Hall of Fame at the 2014 South Australian Tourism Awards, winning their category three years in a row. 
Congratulations to Adventure Bay Charters; Hahndorf Farm Barn; Cellar Door Wine Festival; West Terrace Cemetery; Barossa Visitor Centre; Pindarie Cellar Door; and Rawnsley Park Station Eco-Villas.
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Regional Communities Could Benefit More From Tourism

11 September 2014

The South Australian Tourism Industry Council congratulates the State’s tourism businesses on welcoming more international and domestic visitors but says continued efforts are needed by the State Government’s destination marketing and development agencies to ensure all of the State’s regions reap the benefits.

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Taxi Industry to be acknowledged among SA’s Tourism Elite

01 September 2014

The search is on for Adelaide’s best taxi driver, with the winner to be announced for the first time at this year’s prestigious South Australian Tourism Awards.

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Yorke Peninsula Tourism Accolades

25 June 2014

Emaroo Port Hughes was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the 2014 Yorke Peninsula Tourism Awards, after winning the Deluxe Accommodation category three times in a row.

11 awards were presented to businesses and individuals judged to be the most outstanding in each category, and a further 18 entrants who achieved a high standard in their category were recognised with a gold, silver or bronze medal.

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2014 SATIC Tourism Conference

19 May 2014

South Australian tourism businesses will take a positive step towards being more successful by attending the South Australian Tourism Industry Council’s fifth annual tourism conference.

To be opened by the Tourism Minister Leon Bignell, the conference on the 29th of May will have a line up of seven impressive plenary speakers and eight compelling workshops.

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Collaboration Welcomed for State Visitor Centre

29 April 2014

The South Australian tourism industry welcomes the announcement of the South Australian Visitor Information Centre’s move to the Rundle Mall precinct.

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Tourism Needs Greater Investment

12 February 2014

Increasing South Australia’s tourism budget, a whole of Government approach to tourism and a more competitive business environment are at the top of the South Australian Tourism Industry Council’s 2014 election wish list.

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Excellence in South Australian Tourism

08 November 2013

Four of South Australia’s finest tourism experiences have been inducted into the State’s Tourism Hall of Fame at the 2013 South Australian Tourism Awards, winning their category for a third year in a row: Hilton Adelaide; Tour Barossa; Narnu Farm; and Emaroo Port Hughes.

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New SATIC Board Members

23 October 2013

SATIC has recently announced the appointment of three new Board Members, all of whom bring a diverse range of industry experience and skills to the Board. A warm welcome to Abby Davis, Brenton Davis and Brad Riddle.

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South Australia Represented on National Tourism Board

29 August 2013

South Australian regional tourism businesses will be well represented with the recent appointment of the South Australian Tourism Industry Council’s Chief Executive Ward Tilbrook to the Board of Directors at the Australian Regional Tourism Network.

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What Adelaide Tourism Needs to be Vibrant

04 July 2013

Members of the South Australian Tourism Industry Council in the Greater Adelaide region have highlighted three key areas to support tourism growth, encourage sustainability and make Adelaide more attractive for business and tourism.

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New Award Category To Recognise Our Best Tourism Student

06 May 2013

They are the future of our industry and the people entrusted to generate wealth-creating, world-competitive opportunities in the tourism industry and this year, the 2013 South Australian Tourism Awards will introduce a new category to recognise our best tourism student.

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2013 SATIC Tourism Conference

23 April 2013

Be inspired… inspire each other… improve and achieve together – the 4th annual South Australian Tourism Industry Council (SATIC) Tourism Conference will be an unmissable day for tourism operators and suppliers throughout the state.

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South Australia’s Best In Tourism

23 November 2012

A record 6 of South Australia's finest tourism experiences have been inducted into the State's Tourism Hall of Fame at the South Australian Tourism Awards, winning their category three years in a row.

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Yorke Peninsula Tourism Accolades

27 June 2012

Yorke Peninsula tourism operators were recognised at the 2012 Yorke Peninsula Tourism Awards held at Ardrossan on Wednesday night.

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Quality Tourism gets the “tick” on new Travel Website

31 May 2012

A new travel website – Quality Tourism South Australia – will give peace of mind to travellers by providing a comprehensive listing of quality assured tourism businesses in South Australia.

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SA Tourism Awards: Excellence in Food Tourism

09 May 2012

High quality South Australian food tourism experiences will now be recognised as part of the 2012 South Australian Tourism Awards with the introduction of a new category – Excellence in South Australian Food Tourism.

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Statewide e-Tourism Convention

02 May 2012

South Australian tourism businesses will take a positive step towards being more successful and better equipped to operate in an ever-changing digital environment by attending the upcoming state-wide e-tourism convention later this month.

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South Australia’s Best in Tourism

04 November 2011

Five of South Australia's finest tourism experiences have been inducted into the State's Tourism Hall of Fame at the 2011 South Australian Tourism Awards, after winning their category for a third year in a row.

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New Board Members for SA Tourism Industry Council

24 October 2011

The South Australian Tourism Industry Council, the peak body for tourism in South Australia, has recently announced the reappointment of Duncan MacKenzie as the Chairman of its Board, along with the appointment of three new Board members: Stuart Livingstone, Brendan Meppem and Sally Neville.

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Tourism Industry Conference - Surviving & Thriving

12 October 2011

South Australian tourism businesses will take a positive step towards being better informed in the face of challenging times by attending the upcoming state-wide tourism conference in November.

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Arkaroola, SA’s Priceless Tourism Asset, Is Safe

22 July 2011

SATIC applauds the announcement that Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary is now protected from the impact of mining, mineral exploration and grazing.

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Media Statement: SA Visitor & Travel Centre

15 June 2011

Ward Tilbrook, Chief Executive of the South Australian Tourism Industry Council (SATIC) says SATIC took the opportunity on behalf of its members to voice concerns to the SA Tourism Commission about the transition of the South Australian Visitor & Travel Centre from a Government to a private operation.

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Media Statement: Regional Tourism Growth Plan

09 May 2011

Ward Tilbrook, Chief Executive of the South Australian Tourism Industry Council (SATIC) says SATIC members have voiced concerns over future levels of support for regional tourism from the South Australian Tourism Commission in lieu of the discontinuation of funding to regional tourism committees and removal of the dedicated regional tourism positions located within each of the State’s eleven designated tourism regions.

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Will South Australian Tourism Get Caught in the Net?

29 March 2011

Continued consultation and communication is the key to ensure tourism is fully considered within the issue of marine parks, as their impact on South Australian tourism is two-fold.

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Alarming Power Prices Spark Outback Anger

25 March 2011

Power price increases of up to 120% may force tourism businesses to close in Coober Pedy and other key South Australian outback tourism destinations.

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Tourism Awards Always Proves Popular

24 March 2011

The annual South Australian Tourism Awards are always met with a large level of interest and 2011 is proving no exception.

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Mining the Flinders Ranges will Destroy Tourism

08 February 2011

The South Australian Tourism Industry Council strongly rejects any mining activity in the Flinders Ranges as it is imperative that South Australia's key tourism destinations are protected.

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South Australia’s Tourism Stars

19 November 2010

Four of South Australia’s best tourism businesses have been inducted into the State’s Tourism Hall of Fame at the 2010 South Australian Tourism Awards.  Jacob's Creek Visitor Centre, Adelaide Convention Centre, UniSA's School of Management and Unforgettable Houseboats all received the prestigious inductions after winning their respective categories for the third year in row.

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SA’s Food & Wine - Our Tourism Drawcard

25 October 2010

Top South Australian produce will be the flavour of the night at the 2010 South Australian Tourism Awards Gala Dinner in November.

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Tourism Industry Conference Tackles Change

11 October 2010

South Australian tourism businesses plan to tackle change head on by attending the upcoming state-wide tourism conference in November.

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South Australia: The Nation’s Most Sustainable Tourism Desination

28 May 2010

South Australia is positioning itself as the nation’s most sustainable tourism destination as 23 tourism businesses achieve climate action certification through a new program developed by Ecotourism Australia, which is administered by the South Australian Tourism Industry Council.

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South Australia Leads the Way in Tourism Accreditation

12 May 2010

The South Australian Tourism Industry Council has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of $5.5million commitment over four years to implement and operate the National Tourism Accreditation Framework.

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Internet E-Marketing in Plain English for Tourism Industry

04 February 2010

Tourism operators are invited to attend a seminar on Internet E-Marketing specifically designed for the tourism industry to increase its marketing presence online. 

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South Australian Tourism Accolades

08 November 2009

Four tourism businesses have been inducted into the State Tourism Hall of Fame at the 2009 South Australian Tourism Awards. Cleland Wildlife Park, Bookabee Tours Australia, Adventure Tours Australia Group and Lakeside Manor YHA Backpackers all received the prestigious inductions after winning their respective categories for the third year in a row.

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