SA Snippets

Find out what's new for South Australia - there's information on special travel deals, new accommodation, destination brochures and the latest SA Snippets.

Welcome to the Winter edition of SA Snippets

Santos Tour Down Under

Santos Tour Down Under, Stage 6, 2014 Santos Tour Down Under, Stage 6, 2014

Top cyclists from around the world will return to South Australia from 17-25 January 2015 for the Santos Tour Down Under.

The event is hosted over nine days and attracts thousands of visitors from across the world, with spectators enjoying the electrifying atmosphere of the race as it makes its way around the state. 

From street parties and gala dinners to enjoying the atmosphere while watching the race, the Santos Tour Down Under is a fun-filled festival of cycling.

Our Santos Tour Down Under Specialists are devoted to providing your clients with memorable event experiences and a range of holiday packages have been developed, catering for spectators and rider’s needs.

New Accommodation - ibis Adelaide

ibis Adelaide ibis Adelaide

Located in the heart of Adelaide city, ibis Adelaide is the ultimate hotel for business and leisure travel. 

The hotel features 311 rooms, a bar, restaurant and conference facilities, Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, guest laundry and an on-site gym.

ibis Adelaide is adjacent to the city's shopping and dining precincts, Rundle Mall and Rundle Street. 

The Adelaide Oval, Casino, Convention Centre, Botanic Gardens and National Wine Centre are also within walking distance.

The much anticipated new build hotel is offering travel agent and PCO rates from AU$84 including a complimentary upgrade to a Superior View Queen or Twin room.

ibis Adelaide’s industry rates are available from AU$84 (room only), valid for stays until 30 September 2014.

New Rates - Chinta Tours

Chinta Tours Chinta Tours - air safaris of the Outback

Chinta Tours is a boutique company offering tailor made air safaris of the Australian Outback.

Your clients will stay at the best available accommodation, dine on regional delicacies, and hear the stories of the area first – hand from local guides. Each tour departs on demand and operates as a private tour.

Check with your preferred wholesaler for rates or contact Chinta Tours on 0428 244 682 or email

Visit the Chinta Tours website for more information.

New Accommodation - The Watson

Deluxe Studio Suite, The Watson Deluxe Studio Suite, The Watson

The Watson is part of the Art Series Hotel Group and is their first opening in South Australia.

Only 5 kilometres from the city, The Watson is a great alternative for your clients who wish to stay outside the central business district.

Drawing inspiration from Indigenous artist Yannima Pirkali Tommy Watson, the hotel overlooks the Adelaide Hills.

Boasting open planned self-contained suites, onsite restaurant, a gymnasium and a 25 metre lap pool.

With Watson originals and prints spotted throughout the hotel, large communal spaces enriched by splashes of desert colour, art tours, art library, art journals and dedicated art channel, the distinctive Art Series experience is complete.

Check with your preferred wholesaler for rates or contact The Watson direct on 1800 278 468 or email

Visit The Watson website for more information.

New Tour - Adelaide Sightseeing

Wolf Blass, Barossa, South Australia Wolf Blass, Barossa, South Australia

Adelaide Sightseeing has created a new day tour, 'Barossa Food and Wine Experience'

Your clients can travel in a small coach and enjoy a tour of South Australia’s premium wine region, the Barossa, on this one day food and wine tour.

They will be able to take time to sample some of the Barossa’s finest wines and gourmet food that makes this region so special. 

The tour visits the iconic Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop* and five cellar doors, including the world famous Wolf Blass Visitor Centre where a Barossa gourmet lunch and wine tastings are held.

Check with your preferred wholesaler for rates or contact Adelaide Sightseeing on 1300 769 762 or

Visit the Adelaide Sightseeing website for more information.

National Tourism Industry Awards

Barossa Be Consumed Campaign Barossa 'Be Consumed' Campaign

 The South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) would like to thank everyone for our nomination as Best Tourist Office – National at the annual AFTA National Tourism Industry Awards.

We are dedicated to working with national wholesalers, retailers, airlines and online retailers to undertake cooperative campaigns strengthening the South Australia brand and ensuring sales are converted.

We appreciate all the support and we look forward to working with you in 2014/15.

Visit the SATC website for our contact details.

SA Experts, double your South Australian gift

Seal Bay Conservation Park Seal Bay Conservation Park

This training module will help you learn more about South Australia. It will challenge you, yet increase your knowledge and passion for our State.

The 60 multiple choice questionnaire will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. 

Achieve a 90% pass rate and you'll instantly become a SA Expert. If you don’t pass, just try again.

All who successfully complete the training module and qualify as a SA Expert will receive a South Australian gift and a certificate.

As a bonus if you become a SA Expert by the end of August, you will receive an additional gift of South Australian snacks!

Visit our online SA Experts Training module and become an SA Expert. 

SA Snippets

The Partnership Marketing team produces a quarterly e-newsletter called SA Snippets. It features information on current promotions, packages and new products - all information relevant for domestic travel trade. 

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Previous editions of SA Snippets can be found below:

Winter 2014

Autumn 2014

Spring 2013

Winter 2013

Autumn 2013

Summer 2012/2013

Spring 2012


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