News highlights for South Australian tourism stakeholders
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Welcome to Tourism News. In this edition, you can read about our latest Tourism Champion, Wilkadene Above Renmark Experiences, our Undiscover South Australia campaign, the Superloop Adelaide 500 and much more. We have also included important industry and event news to keep you up to date. We welcome your feedback, please email us at IndustryMail@sa.gov.au.
 

NEW CORPORATE FACEBOOK PAGE
We now have a corporate Facebook page to share industry updates and news with you on a more regular basis. You can like us on Facebook
here.

 
TOURISM CHAMPION – WILKADENE ABOVE RENMARK EXPERIENCES
Our latest Tourism Champion is Wilkadene Above Renmark Experiences located in the Riverland. Established in the early 90’s, Wilkadene offers guests a unique experience on the banks of the River Murray. It comprises the Woolshed Brewery, three luxury houseboats and a fully self-contained three-bedroom hideaway known as Wilkadene Cottage. During 2011 to 2016 the business averaged an 80–85 per cent growth. The business embraces a strong community ethos and works closely with local producers and suppliers. Watch our latest video or read the case study to find out more about this Tourism Champion.
 
UNDISCOVER SOUTH AUSTRALIA
The SATC is partnering with Tourism Australia for the “UnDiscover Australia” marketing campaign. “UnDiscover South Australia” is currently running in India and Malaysia to debunk popular Australian myths and encourage these markets to visit our state. The campaign will also run in Singapore from March to April.
 
SATIC NOW TiCSA
Recently, the South Australian Tourism Industry Council (SATIC), the peak body for tourism in South Australia, launched a new brand name and website (
www.ticsa.com.au). The not-for-profit organisation representing more than 950 tourism businesses across the state, is now trading as TiCSA (Tourism Industry Council of South Australia).
 

SERVICEIQ WORKSHOPS
The Tourism Industry Council of South Australia (TiCSA), working closely with the SATC, is hosting multiple industry workshops in the coming months in different regions across South Australia. Spaces are limited so be sure to book early to secure your spot.

 

COMFORT INN COOBER PEDY EXPERIENCE AWARDED 2018 HOTEL OF THE YEAR
Choice Hotels Asia-Pac, recently announced Comfort Inn Coober Pedy Experience as one of five Hotel Of The Year winners for 2018. This award will propel the local hotel onto a global stage and among the competition for the International Awards Franchisee of the Year at Choice Hotels’ Annual Convention in Las Vegas this year. Comfort Inn Coober Pedy Experience offers unique underground accommodation within a former working opal mine and provides guests with a relaxing and restful break. To find out more, visit their website.

 
NEW CONTRACTING CONTACT AT HELLOWORLD TRAVEL LIMITED
Due to recent changes within the team, Shannon Clarke is the new Land Contracting Manager responsible for all products within destination South Australia. Shannon has been with Helloworld for three years and is expertly placed to help with your enquiries. If you'd like more information, please contact Shannon directly at
Shannon.clarke@helloworld.com.au or 03 9867 7233.