VISITORS flocked to the Riverland by the thousands over the Easter long weekend, providing a big boost for local businesses and shops recovering from the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions.
AN ambitious strategy to add more than $60 million to the Riverland visitor economy by 2025 was unveiled by the South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) recently.
A LOCAL council has committed $160,000 over the next three years to the region’s peak tourism body, but has requested consistent updates and set targets be met.
CONFIDENCE among Riverland tourism operators is on the rise following the opening of South Australian state borders last week.
THE Riverland is now welcoming visitors from New South Wales back down the Sturt Highway after South Australian Police reopened the road to some interstate traffic last week.
THE outgoing general manager of the Riverland’s peak tourism body has said she is “very excited” to see the future growth of Riverland tourism after nearly five years in the role.
A LOCAL tourism leader has urged visitors to “come and see the Riverland”, as the region’s tourism industry plots its course for the next decade.
IN a sea of cancelled events, one determined committee is still on a mission to put on their event this year.