Magical gems that put SA on the map
PEOPLE’S CHOICE TOURISM AWARD EXCELLENCE IN ACCESSIBLE TOURISM
IT burst on to the tourism map in a flood of colour and wonder – now the d’Arenberg Cube has been awarded the Premier’s Award for Service Excellence at the 2018 South Australian Tourism Awards.
The McLaren Vale’s instant landmark also took out the Tourist Attraction award.
Two regional businesses took home the RAA People’s Choice Tourism Award: Calypso Star Charters – Experience and/or Service and BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park – Accommodation.
BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park also received the inaugural Excellence in Accessible Tourism category, recognising a tourism product and/or service that is welcoming for people of all abilities.
In addition, four businesses were inducted into the South Australian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame, having won their respective categories for a third consecutive year:
The were the Aboriginal Cultural Tours SA, winning the Qantas Award for Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism; Wrightsair won the Major Tour and Transport Operators; Mulberry Lodge Country Retreat for Hosted Accommodation and The Playford MGallery by Sofitel for Luxury Accommodation.
The awards were announced last night at a gala dinner at the Adelaide Convention Centre with more than 750 industry representatives in attendance. The awards celebrated more than 30 category winners that have demonstrated great success and set benchmarks for best business practice. Three first-time entrants were crowned best in their categories, with 37 finalists receiving silver or bronze medals, seven of which were first-time entrants.
DRAWCARDS: The d'Arenberg Cube, Fleurieu Peninsula, main, Calypso Star Charters, top inset, and BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park.