Changes to SATC Board, working holiday makers land jobs, join Tasting Australia & more...
It is farewell for one of our SATC Board members this week, with long serving director John Irving completing his tenure.
Mr Irving has been an outstanding contributor to the SATC over many years, with his financial, commercial and legal experience helping drive the SATC’s strategic direction for more than a decade.
His departure comes as two new directors have been appointed to the SATC Board, with Festival City Adelaide (FCA) chief executive officer Justyna Jochym and regional tourism leader Jessica Greatwich being announced today by the State Government.
Ms Jochym runs FCA, the industry association responsible for promoting and supporting arts and cultural festivals in South Australia. She serves on the board of the Tourism Industry Council South Australia (TICSA). She is also the chair of Writers SA and deputy chair of the Arts Industry Council of South Australia (AICSA) Executive Committee.
Ms Greatwich is currently the Regional Tourism Manager for the Yorke Peninsula. She has been involved in tourism in South Australia for the past decade, mostly in membership, communications and product development roles within Tourism Barossa.
Yesterday, Adelaide Oval hosted the national Tourism Ministers Meeting, where I met with Senator the Hon Don Farrell, Federal Minister for Trade and Tourism, and tourism ministers from around the country.
This was a wonderful opportunity for our leaders to experience the excellent conference facilities we have here and share how SA is achieving record-breaking results, on our way to recovering our visitor economy.
In news about our Working Holiday Maker campaign launched in April, the first of the £10 pound flyers are arriving in South Australia and securing jobs.
The campaign which has attracted global attention and spruiked the benefits of a working holiday in SA, has enabled more than 320 young Working Holiday Visa holders to travel to our state. We have been working to connect them with potential employers in tourism and hospitality, holding a series of ‘G’Day SA’ networking events held at YHA Adelaide Central.
It’s been wonderful to hear working holiday makers are being placed in jobs, including in guest services roles at 5-star hotels in Adelaide and as tour guides across the regions.