Tourism Award Winners

The South Australian Tourism Awards and Australian Tourism Awards acknowledge achievement and encourage better business practices. Winners from the South Australian Tourism Awards then represent the state at the Australian Tourism Awards.

South Australia Tourism Awards

The South Australian Tourism Awards recognise and promote business excellence in tourism. Managed by the South Australian Tourism Industry Council (SATIC), the annual awards form part of the Australian Tourism Awards.

2013 South Australian Tourism Award Winners

Awards cover a range of categories, from five star international hotels to bed and breakfasts, festivals, events and wineries. Winners are judged to be the most outstanding entry in their category. Here are the 2013 winners:

Major Tourist Attractions: Adventure Bay Charters
Tourist Attractions: Hahndorf Farm Barn
Major Festivals and Events: 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
Festivals and Events: Cellar Door Wine Festival
Ecotourism: Rawnsley Park Station Eco-Villas
Heritage and Cultural Tourism: West Terrace Cemetery
Indigenous Tourism: Aboriginal Cultural Tours – South Australia
Specialised Tourism Services: Barossa Tourism Services
Visitor and Information Services: Barossa Visitor Centre
Business Tourism: Level 1 @ Hilton Adelaide
Major Tour and/or Transport Operator: Great Southern Rail
Tour and/or Transport Operator: Tour Barossa
Adventure Tourism: Surf and Sun South Australia
Destination Marketing: Find Your Everything – Unley Precincts
Tourism Education and Training: Australian Tourism College and Recruitment Centre
Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services: Windy Point Restaurant and Café
Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries: Pindarie Cellar Door
Tourist & Caravan Parks: BIG4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park
Hosted Accommodation: The Australasian Circa 1858
Unique Accommodation: Rawnsley Park Station Eco-Villas
Standard Accommodation: Narnu Farm
Deluxe Accommodation: Emaroo Port Hughes
Luxury Accommodation: The Sebel Playford Adelaide
New Tourism Development: Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions – Great White Adventure
Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism: Adelaide Shores
Local Government Award for Tourism: Alexandrina Council
Excellence in South Australian Food Tourism: Udder Delights Cheese Cellar
Outstanding Contribution by an Individual: Jeff Ellison (SeaLink Travel Group)
South Australian Tourism Student of the Year: Genevieve Pontikinas (University of South Australia)

Australian Tourism Awards

The Australian Tourism Awards are the tourism industry’s peak awards – recognising excellence in tourism. The Australian Tourism Awards are managed by the National Tourism Alliance.  

National Tourism Award Winners

Winners are announced at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Ceremony in front of an audience of their industry leaders and peers.

Congratulations to National Tourism Award Winners 2013 Gold Medal winners: 

Tour and/or Transport Operator:
Tour Barossa
Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries: Pindarie Cellar Door
New Tourism Development: Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions

A further eleven South Australian tourism businesses were also awarded a record four Silver medals and seven Bronze medals.

Silver medal for Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism: Adelaide Shores
Silver medal for Tourist and Caravan Parks: Big4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park
Silver medal for Standard Accommodation: Narnu Farm
Silver medal for Unique Accommodation: Rawnsley Park Station Eco-Villas     
Bronze medal for Festivals & Events: 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
Bronze medal for Tourist Attractions: Hahndorf Farm Barn  
Bronze medal for Ecotourism: Rawnsley Park Station Eco-Villas 
Bronze medal for Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services: Windy Point Restaurant and Cafe 
Bronze medal for Hosted Accommodation: The Australasian Circa 1858
Bronze medal for Deluxe Accommodation: Emaroo Port Hughes
Bronze medal for Local Government Award for Tourism: Alexandrina Council

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