Only Days Left To Nominate For SA Tourism Awards

first_imgThe State’s best tourism operators are encouraged to nominate for the 2012 South Australian Tourism Awards, with the nomination deadline next Friday, 6 July.South Australian Tourism Industry Council Chief Executive Ward Tilbrook says the Awards are the pinnacle of excellence within the tourism industry and demonstrates that South Australian tourism has a commitment to quality and continual improvement.“A South Australian Tourism Award win or medal is also a powerful addition to a business’ marketing message – it is a compelling endorsement of the business in the eyes of our visitors,” Mr Tilbrook says.“The tourism industry needs a vibrant tourism awards competition with plenty of businesses walking away with wins and medals if we are able to build our reputation as an industry with plenty of high quality tourism experiences that people can have confidence in.“I encourage all tourism operators to consider entering the 2012 South Australian Tourism Awards to showcase their success and build on the professionalism of their businesses.“For the first time this year, there is also an opportunity for all non-accredited Tourism Awards entrants to become tourism accredited, with the accreditation registration fee included in the Awards nomination fee.“Once the entrant becomes a tourism accredited business they will also be a member of the SA Tourism Industry Council and be T-QUAL accredited.”Entry is open to all South Australian tourism operators. In total, there are 29 categories this year including accommodation, tour and transport operators, wineries, restaurants, events, tourism marketing, attractions and the newest category recognising Excellence in South Australian Food Tourism.The Awards process is submission-based with an onsite assessment. Entrants are required to respond to a number of questions that cover all areas of the business’ operation.Nominations close on 6 July and submissions are due by 20 August. The Awards Gala Dinner will be held on Friday 23 November at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Source = South Australian Tourism Industry Councillast_img read more

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