Forlorn Planet’s Best of Travel 2017, which highlights the top districts, urban communities and nations to visit far and wide, portrays South Australia as a “delightful devour appropriate to anybody’s taste”, and the state is the main Australian goal to be named.
South Australia was ranked fifth, behind Choquequirao in Peru, Taranaki in New Zealand, The Azores in Portugal and North Wales in the United Kingdom.
Lonely Planet endorsed Adelaide in 2014, when the city was ranked one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit.
The 66-kilometre Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail, which was formally opened earlier this month, was also named in the guide under “best new openings”.
“From the state’s far north to Kangaroo Island and everything in the middle of, South Australia is home to a portion of the world’s most beautiful view, differing areas and astonishing nourishment and wine,” Tourism Minister Leon Bignell said.
“We realize that South Australia is an extraordinary place to live and home of a portion of the country’s best occasions and this real award will help thousands more individuals from interstate and abroad find what our state brings to the table.”
Mr Bignell said tourists contributed almost $6 billion to the South Australian economy each year, with much of that being spent in the state’s regions.
He said tourism jobs had grown by 4,000 — or 14 per cent, in the past two years.
Snapchat story for 24 hours from 6:30pm on Tuesday.
Images and videos from across the state will be sent to more than 100 million Snapchat users across the world, Mr Bignell said.
The Government will hold a free celebratory party in the city on Friday night.