Adelaide Oval Tours & Museums has been awarded the Premier’s Award for Service Excellence at the2016 South Australian Tourism Awards – a new and highly regarded acknowledgment whichrecognises the finalist across 30 categories who demonstrated the most outstanding customer service experience.
TAFE SA and Yondah Beach House have also been inducted in to the South Australian Tourism Hall of Fame having won their respective categories for the third year in a row.
The Awards ceremony is a prestigious industry event, attended by the who’s who of the State’s tourism industry, celebrating 30 category winners by awarding businesses and individuals judged to be the best in their category (full list attached).
In addition, 68 finalists were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals for achieving a high standard in their category.
Deb Alexander received the Outstanding Contribution by an Individual award. Deb is a well-respected business woman, tourism activist and advocate, whose involvement within regional tourism projects, committees and the industry on a whole has allowed her to make an exceptional impact on the State’s tourism industry.
Navjot Singh Randhawa and Karl Mibus were joint winners of the South Australian Taxi Driver of the Year category – an award which celebrates exceptional customer service and the taxi industry’s significant contribution to South Australian tourism.
South Australian Tourism Industry Council General Manger, Shaun de Bruyn congratulated all winners, medallists and Hall of Fame inductees.
“South Australians should be extremely proud of the fine quality tourism experiences we have on offer, and as an industry that is so vital to South Australia’s economy, we should give recognition where it is deserved,” Mr de Bruyn says.
“The standards for receiving a Tourism Award win or medal are extremely high, making it a prestigious accolade that raises the reputation and consumer recognition of a business.
“The Awards process also provides invaluable benefits to businesses, with feedback from past winners and entrants highlighting the programs significant contribution to their business development and activities.
“As the peak body for South Australia’s tourism industry, the South Australian Tourism Industry Council continually works in partnership with its members and the industry on a whole, to actively contribute to the sustainable growth, profitability and recognition of the State’s tourism businesses.
“The South Australian Tourism Awards celebrates the passion, innovation and achievements within the tourism industry, and sets the benchmarks for best business practice that all tourism operators should aspire to achieve. “
The Awards are judged alongside strict rules and criteria, with most winners going on to represent South Australia at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Darwin in February 2017.