November 4th 2021 was a really exciting night for Blyth Breakout Escape Rooms – we took out the Bronze medal in the New Tourism Business category of the TicSA 2021 Tourism Awards!
The application process was prompted off the back of the Tourism Industry Council of South Australia (TiCSA) Quality Tourism Accreditation we received back in June. We thought why not, even if we become a finalist that’s a pretty impressive task for our little family owned and operated business that has been running for less than 12 months. Competing in a year where application qualifying periods were extended due to COVID and no awards being held in 2020, it was a large field and there were some multi-million dollar big businesses in there.
When the finalist nomination came through it was a real validation and the thought of actually winning crept in, so we bought tickets to the awards dinner, sorted out our disco attire – given a choice between black-tie or disco, disco every time – and rocked up with a positive attitude and no real clue on how we would go. When it came time for our category and they announced the finalists – there were a lot more than we anticipated – the reality of who we were competing against was a bit of a shock and Nicole at least, honestly thought we didn’t stand a chance, how does a little regional Escape Room operator compete against massive corporations with big budget developments? Eos by SkyCity was the overall winner and Crowne Plaza Adelaide took the Silver Medal, then they announced the Bronze Medal and our whole table erupted as the big screen flashed up Blyth Breakout and Jessica Adams announced us, we could not believe it and are thrilled beyond explanation that we were awarded the Bronze Medal in what in our opinion was category full of amazing operators.
Congratulations to the whole Clare Valley Team at this years State Tourism Awards! One gold, three silver and a bronze!
Dingo Dreaming – Winner – Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Tourism
Bukirk Glamping Clare Valley – Silver Medal – Unique Accommodation
Clare Valley Wine, Food & Tourism Centre – Silver Medal- Visitor Information Services