Five Kangaroo Island tourism businesses to be showcased at SA awards

2017 WINNERS: 2017 Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries award winner Dudley Wines representatives Tam Bailey, Kasha Fredericks, Heidi Bracko and Kate Howard.
2017 WINNERS: 2017 Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries award winner Dudley Wines representatives Tam Bailey, Kasha Fredericks, Heidi Bracko and Kate Howard.

Kangaroo Island will see five of its local tourism businesses be showcased at the 2018 South Australian Tourism Awards Gala Dinner on Friday, November 9 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Recognised as Tourism’s Night of Nights, the annual gala dinner will recognise some of the state’s finest tourist attractions, accommodation, events and much more.

Tourism awards finalists from Kangaroo Island for 2018 are Dudley Wines, Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari, Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail, Seal Bay and Stowaway Kangaroo Island.

Last year, Dudley Wines was crowned best in the category of Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries.

South Australian Tourism Industry Council (SATIC) Chief Executive Officer, Shaun de Bruyn said Kangaroo Island was home to some of South Australia’s best tourism experiences.

“The State Tourism Awards Gala Dinner is a premier event which celebrates South Australia’s finest tourism operators and acknowledges their commitment to delivering best business practice,” Mr de Bruyn said.

“A Tourism Award is a prestigious accolade which raises brand reputation and consumer awareness amongst a highly competitive industry.

“Kangaroo Island is one of the magnificent tourism regions we have on offer in South Australia and we are extremely excited to see some of their outstanding tourism products be showcased at Tourism’s Night of Nights.

“I congratulate all finalists on their success and wish them the best of luck.”

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, David Ridgway said it is fantastic to come together to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of tourism operators across the State.

“Our tourism businesses, events and marketing efforts are helping raise the profile of South Australia and driving us towards our full 2020 tourism potential,” Minister Ridgway said.

Rodney Harrex, chief executive of Tourism Awards Principal Partner – South Australian Tourism Commission, said the numbers continue to show that we are hitting the right tourism notes, attracting more visitors who are staying longer and spending big.

“Our tourism operators are doing great things and our visitors are taking the message home to their friends, families and social networks,” Mr Harrex said.

This year the South Australian Tourism Awards received 154 nominations. Most category winners will go on to represent South Australia at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Launceston in 2019.

For more information, please visit: www.satourismawards.com.au

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