The Best In South Australian Tourism Revealed

Last night’s glittering award ceremony for the 2016 South Australian Tourism Awards, unveiled this year’s ultimate bucket list of things to do and experience in one of the world’s top five must-see regions for 2017.

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Last night’s glittering award ceremony for the 2016 South Australian Tourism Awards, unveiled this year’s ultimate bucket list of things to do and experience in one of the world’s top five must-see regions for 2017.

Attended by the who’s who of the State’s tourism industry, the event celebrated 30 category winners including some of the usual suspects, with The National Wine Centre, The Frames and Adelaide Oval adding yet another award to their mantlepiece.

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.

TAFE SA and Yondah Beach House have also been inducted in to the South Australian Tourism Hall of Fame having won their respective categories for the third year in a row.

68 finalists were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals for achieving a high standard in their category.

Deb Alexander received the Outstanding Contribution by an Individual award. Deb is a well respected business woman, tourism activist and advocate, whose involvement within regional tourism projects, committees and the industry on a whole has allowed her to make an exceptional impact on the State’s tourism industry.

Most winners from last night will go on to represent South Australia at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Darwin in February 2017.

2016 South Australian Tourism Awards – WINNERS

Major Tourist Attractions supported by the Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources
Winner – Adelaide Central Market

Tourist Attractions supported by Adelaide Casino
Winner – Calypso Star Charters

Major Festival and Events supported by Big Screen Video
Winner – Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2016

Festivals and Events supported by Tourism Australia
Winner – Sounds by the River

Ecotourism supported by the South Australian Tourism Commission
Winner – Seal Bay

Cultural Tourism supported by Adelaide Casino
Winner – Adelaide Oval Tours & Museums

Qantas Award for Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism supported by Qantas Airways
Winner – Aboriginal Cultural Tours – South Australia

Specialised Tourism Services supported by the South Australian Tourism Industry Council
Winner – Getaways SA

Visitor Information Services supported by the Local Government Association of South Australia
Winner – Tourism Kangaroo Island

Business Event Venue supported by the South Australian Tourism Industry Council
Winner – National Wine Centre of Australia

Major Tour and Transport Operator supported by the South Australian Tourism Commission
Winner – Wrightsair

Tour and Transport Operators supported by the Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources
Winner – Adelaide Haunted Horizon Ghost Tours

Adventure Tourism supported by the Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources
Winner – Calypso Star Charters

Destination Marketing supported by Adelaide Casino
Winner – Adelaide Convention Bureau

Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services supported by Restaurant & Catering
Winner – The Tasting Room – Mayura Station

Tourism, Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries supported by the South Australian Tourism Commission
Winner – Seppeltsfield Estate Winery

Caravan and Holiday Parks supported by South Aussie with Cosi
Winner – BIG4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park

Hosted Accommodation supported by the South Australian Tourism Commission
Winner – Mulberry Lodge Luxury Country Retreat

Unique Accommodation supported by Woof Media
Winner – Griffens Marina Blanchetown

Self Contained Accommodation supported by the South Australian Tourism Industry Council
Winner – The Frames

Standard Accommodation supported by Aon
Winner – ibis Adelaide

Deluxe Accommodation supported by Barossa Valley Brewing
Hall of Fame and Winner – Yondah Beach House

Luxury Accommodation supported by the South Australian Tourism Commission
Winner – The Playford

New Tourism Business supported by SA Life TV
Winner – Commonwealth Bank RoofClimb Adelaide Oval

Excellence in Food Tourism supported by Eat Local South Australia
Winner – Barossa Valley Cheese Company

Outstanding Contribution by an Individual supported by Qantas Airways
Winner – Deb Alexander

SA Tourism Student of the Year supported by Skal International Adelaide
Winner – Stephanie Murgatroyd

Tourism Education and Training supported by the South Australian Tourism Industry Council
Hall of Fame and Winner – TAFE SA

South Australian Taxi Drivers of the Year supported by the Taxi Council South Australia
Joint Winner – Navjot Singh Randhawa
Joint Winner – Karl Mibus

Premier’s Award for Service Excellence
Winner – Adelaide Oval Tours & Museums

The 2016 Winners
The 2016 Winners

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