While it can feel difficult to support our local tourism industry from home, there are many ways to help the industry that brings so much to our lives, to keep going. Until we can jump back into the shark cage, drink some of the world’s best wine in our favourite local cellar door, or indulge with loved ones over a shared meal at one of South Australia’s many incredible restaurants, here are 7 ways you can support our local tourism industry from home, right now.
1. Stay tuned in to SATV
From professional stargazers to gin distillers, world-class chefs and shark cage divers, travel online throughout South Australia with SATV. Here, you’ll find fresh, weekly video content filmed throughout the COVID-19 lock-down period so you can learn new skills from our tourism folk, ask questions (as if you were on tour), or sit back and listen to the sounds of nature, somewhere in the great outdoors. Tune in to SATV and start exploring.
2. Postpone your plans, don’t cancel
If you can, postpone your existing travel plans rather than cancelling. While right now is not the right time to travel, when this is all over, a holiday somewhere in South Australia’s great outdoors could be just the antidote to rejuvenate and reset. Plus, you’ll be helping those tourism operators who are doing it tough at the moment and who appreciate your booking more than you could know.
3. Buy online gift cards for your favourite product and experiences
Have a friend or family member celebrating a birthday in isolation? Make their day by gifting a voucher to an incredible experience or product in South Australia. From coming face-to-face with Great White Sharks, or the king of the jungle, to slipping away for a night in luxury, to sipping some of South Australia’s best wine or finally pulling up a seat restaurant you’ve always dreamed of trying – a South Australian experience is the ultimate gift. Not only will you and your friends have something amazing to look forward to at the end of the Coronavirus situation, you’ll be helping the South Australian tourism industry – your favourite restaurant, local winery or that place you’ve been meaning to visit – make it through these difficult times.
4. Write a review for your favourite experience or place in South Australia
Be a keyboard warrior for South Australia’s tourism industry and jump online to write a review of your favourite experience or place in our beautiful state. Not only is posting a positive review an easy way to boost morale during these uncertain times, it’s also a great way to help others plan their next adventure in SA.
5. Plan your future holiday in South Australia
Many of us are spending a lot of time at home at the moment and there’s no better time to start and planning your next South Australian adventure. Ditch Netflix for a few hours and start researching your next holiday. Kick back and dream about the places you’ll visit and start planning your future trip to South Australia with SATV and check out our travel blogs and itineraries for more holiday inspiration.