Friday, November 19th, 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 at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Thursday night after winning their respective categories for the third year in a row.

Chief Executive of the Houseboat Hirers Association, Peter Tucker, was also honoured for his role in tourism, receiving the award for an Outstanding Contribution by an Individual.

With a passion for the houseboating industry, Peter is dedicated to promoting the Murray River as Australia’s most iconic waterway and unifying the industry with cooperative marketing.

More than 620 people attended the black tie event, where 26 awards were presented to businesses and individuals judged to be the most outstanding in each category.

A further 76 entrants who achieved a high standard in their category were recognised with a gold, silver or bronze medal.

South Australian Tourism Industry Council Chief Executive Ward Tilbrook says a record 184 entries were received this year, highlighting the power a Tourism Awards win can have for a tourism business.

“The standard of entries was extremely high, which underlines the commitment our operators have towards this important industry,” Mr Tilbrook says.

“It has been inspiring to see the commitment that tourism businesses have given to reviewing their goals and achievements through the awards process and showcasing their success to the industry.

“The Tourism Industry Council aims to present the South Australian tourism industry as professional and high quality, and we have seen some of the State’s finest tourism businesses rewarded for excellence.”

The awards are judged in accordance with a strict set of rules and criteria, and winners will represent the State at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in March 2011, to be held in Perth.

For a full list of winners, visit

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South Australian Tourism Awards

The South Australian Tourism Awards are the pinnacle of excellence within the tourism industry; they reward innovation and foster best business practices by setting benchmarks for all tourism operators to aspire to.
Bianca Borrett
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M: +61 401 998 247


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