Hotel and property CEO, Mr Eoin (Owen) Loftus of the Culshaw Group of Companies has been recently appointed Chairman of the South Australian Tourism Industry Council (SATIC), after serving on the Board the past two years, last year serving as Vice Chairman.
Mr Loftus has over 20 years’ experience in the South Australian tourism industry and as CEO of Culshaw Group of Companies oversees the SA owned and operated Majestic Hotels and numerous commercial property investments.
Mr Loftus says SATIC is essential in the ongoing development of a strong sustainable tourism industry that is vital to our State’s economy.
“As the peak tourism association for South Australia, SATIC’s purpose is to actively contribute towards delivering the full economic potential that tourism can offer our State – benefiting, most importantly, the many and often small businesses and the people whom they employ,” Mr Loftus says.
“Tourism in South Australia is a $5.95 billion industry, with 17,000 businesses across the State that directly employs 36,000 South Australians”.
The SATIC Board’s 10 members include 2 representatives from Port Lincoln. Brad Riddle is Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula’s (RDAWEP) Tourism Development Manager for the Eyre Peninsula region, and Matt Waller, owner/operator of Adventure Bay Charters is also a member of the RDAWEP Board. Brad and Matt carry a strong voice for the Eyre Peninsula region.
The Board’s role is to plan and establish policies that are consistent with and reinforce the values and mission of SATIC, which is to engage, represent, strengthen and empower the South Australian tourism industry.
For a complete list of SATIC’s Board Members CLICK HERE.