There is significant potential to unlock South Australia’s heritage places and stories to create experiences that showcase our state’s distinctive history, enhance the unique appeal of SA and encourage visitors to stay longer and spend more to help grow the visitor economy to $12.8 billion by 2030.
To guide how South Australia’s heritage tourism opportunities are realised we are developing a Heritage Tourism Strategy and Action Plan. The strategy and action plan will seek to grow heritage tourism in South Australia, create jobs and stimulate economic activity by:
- establishing a vision for heritage tourism in South Australia
- articulating the unique heritage stories and experiences that define SA’s identity and will encourage visitors to travel to our state, stay longer and spend more
- identifying the best opportunities and priorities to grow heritage tourism in SA, including activating and repurposing heritage places for tourism purposes
- determining what needs to be done and how we can work together to realise SA’s heritage tourism potential.
We are currently inviting input from tourism industry, the heritage sector, local government, Traditional Owners, and those with an interest in heritage tourism to help inform development of the strategy and action plan.
How to get involved:
Read the background paper 'Developing a strategic direction for heritage tourism in South Australia' and then visit www.YourSAy.sa.gov.au before 5pm Monday 7 October 2019 to:
Contact Linda Lacey, Senior Policy Officer - Heritage Tourism, by email Linda.Lacey@sa.gov.au or phone (08) 8204 1326.