Barossa VIC is national winner

The Barossa Council is officially a leader in the tourism sector after taking out two awards at the Australian Tourism Awards on the weekend.

Silver medals went to The Barossa Council (Local Government Award) and also to Council’s Visitor Centre (Visitor Information and Services Award).

Mayor Bob Sloane said the Barossa Visitor Centre staff and volunteers go “above and beyond”, providing an exceptional visitor experience and converting 60,000 enquiries each year into dollars for local tourism operators and the regional economy.

“This doesn’t happen by accident,” said Mr Sloane. “Both Council and the VIC recognise the value of tourism in our community and are proud to be a vital cog in the tourism chain.”

He said Council continues to make a significant investment to tourism in South Australia.

“A number of Council initiatives have really boosted tourism opportunities in the Barossa, including the Barossa Cycle Hub, Jack Bobridge Track, the Warren Reservoir project and Tour Down Under to name a few.”