EVENTS: Coober Pedy celebrates centenary

The opal capital of the world, Coober Pedy, is gearing up to celebrate 100 years of history and heritage. Celebrations to mark the centenary kicked off this month, with a line-up of special events running until May 2015. South Australian Tourism Minister, Leon Bignell, said visitors will be treated to genuine outback hospitality when they make the trek to the South Australian outback. “This event is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore a unique destination where half the population lives in underground dugouts and […]

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NEWS: Adelaide’s bumper year of business events  

Figures released by the Adelaide Convention Bureau highlight a bumper year for business events as the state secured $211m worth of conventions and conferences in 2014. A total 191 events were held in the South Australian capital last year, creating 1790 jobs and injecting more than $4m weekly to the state’s visitor economy. Adelaide Convention Bureau CEO, Damien Kitto, said the success of 2014 is reflective of the bureau’s new marketing strategy. “The $211m economic benefit for Adelaide and South Australia over the year affords […]

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