The South Australian Visitor Information Centre is moving to the heart of Adelaide’s retail precinct.
The move from June this year will cement a new partnership between the South Australian Tourism Commission and the Adelaide City Council in the delivery of visitor information.
Tourism Minister Leon Bignell said visitor services will move to James Place just off Rundle Mall in the centre of the city.
“It will be a one-stop shop letting visitors know what is going on in the city, as well as the many options for visiting the rest of our great State and enjoying the many unique experiences in our wonderful regions,” Mr Bignell said.
The new Visitor Information Centre will be open 7 days a week; from 9am to 5pm on weekdays and from 10am to 4pm on weekends.”
Mr Bignell said consumer behaviour is changing rapidly and 80 per cent of visitors now seek tourism information online.
“Increasingly visitors are using their smartphones and tablets to plan and book their holidays rather than visiting a specific location to pick up hard copies of brochures.
“The SATC is continuing to develop award-winning digital platforms to meet this demand with new apps and mobile sites so visitors have access to the latest research and booking tools.
“For people who do want hard copies of brochures, they can pick them up from one of 108 places around the city, including hotels, hostels, the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Central Market and the airport.”
The $1.5 million AdelaideFree Wi-Fi network project funded by the State Government and the Adelaide City Council is also providing visitors with free, high speed Wi-Fi across the city.
Once completed through the CBD and parts of North Adelaide, AdelaideFree will make this the first Australian capital city to have comprehensive free Wi-Fi access which means visitors will receive all their information for free.
The SATC will continue to provide an information hotline for visitors and will continue to work with regional Visitor Information Centres.