Caledonian Inn wins tourism award

Robe’s Caledonian Inn was a recipient of a tourism award at the South Australian Tourism Awards in Adelaide last Friday.

The awards celebrated more than 30 category winners who have demonstrated outstanding success

The Caledonian Inn were first-time entrants, walking away with 3rd place in the state and a bronze medal for Standard Accommodation.

The awards were announced during the gala dinner, taking place at the Adelaide Convention Centre, with over 750 industry representatives attending.

Other Limestone Coast businesses also had success, including the Naracoorte Caves which was awarded with a silver medal for the inaugural Excellence in Accessible Tourism category.

This category recognises a tourism product and/or service that is welcoming for people of all abilities.

The awards night celebrated more than 30 category winners who have demonstrated outstanding success, setting the benchmarks for best business practice.

South Australian Tourism Industry Council (SATIC) Chief Executive Officer, Shaun de Bruyn congratulated both medallists from the Limestone Coast, adding that receiving a Tourism Award is a fantastic achievement.

“The standards for achieving a Tourism Award are extremely high, making it a highly regarded accolade which raises brand reputation and consumer awareness amongst an extremely competitive industry,” Mr de Bruyn said. “As a state we should all be extremely proud of our award winners and congratulate them on their success.”

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, David Ridgway, said the State Tourism Awards celebrated the enormous passion, endeavour and commitment within the South Australian tourism industry, also adding that SA has numerous outstanding operators in the Limestone Coast, offering incredible experiences that simply cannot be found anywhere else in the country.

“Congratulations to each and every winner, you have done South Australia proud,” Mr Ridgway said. 

Chief Executive of Tourism Awards Principal Partner, South Australian Tourism Commission Rodney Harrex said the growing success of the tourism industry was due to the consistent efforts of hard-working operators across the state.

“These passionate operators are driving our $6.7 billion visitor economy and helping attract more visitors to South Australia than ever before,” Mr Harrex said.

The SA Tourism Awards this year received 154 nominations. 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 Launceston in 2019.