The South Australian Tourism Commission acknowledges the significant impact COVID-19 is having on our state’s tourism industry.
COVID-19 is creating challenges we have never faced before. The SATC has been working to provide regular up-to-date information to assist the sector, and to support operators during this period of uncertainty.
The State Government has now announced details of substantial assistance packages designed to help the tourism sector get through this as well as rebound at the other end.
Throughout this, the SATC is working with industry, ensuring our operators are front and centre in the digital space – and making sure consumers can still connect from their loungerooms, and see what SA has to offer. Our new online platform on southaustralia.com – SATV – is aimed at supporting local tourism operators and businesses who, due to the extraordinary impact of COVID-19 have restructured how they operate and are now offering new innovative ways to still purchase from them, experience their product and support them, from the confines of your home.
Our Facebook page is also running the active #SeeSouthAustraliaFromHome group, which again offers businesses a way to stay in touch with their customers and keep engaged during coming weeks and months.
Our tourism sector is worth almost $8 billion to the state’s economy – and employs 38,900 people – so we are doing everything we can to make sure we get through this together.
There are two grant funds available to small businesses and regional event organisers. These grants are: