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Tourism Australia backs World's 50 Best Restaurants Academy

Tourism Australia is backing the prestigious World's 50 Best Restaurants Academy - an event that will see the group of media and influencers who chair the voting panels for the awards visit South Australia. 

The 26 Academy chairs will make the trip to the state between April 6th and 8th - and many of these individuals are considered to be among the most highly regarded food journalists in the world. 

During their visit, they will see some of the region's vineyards in the Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley, as well as meeting with local producers and South Australian chefs. 

Following this they will be given the opportunity to dine in some of the state's best restaurants as part of their two-day annual general meeting.

A key event in the two-day programme is the official Academy Dinner, which will be held on April 7th at Hentley Farm, one of South Australia's most acclaimed restaurants.

The World's 50 Best Restaurants list is compiled from the votes of the Academy, which is comprised of over 1,000 members. Each of these individuals are selected for their expert opinion of the international restaurant scene by the 26 Academy Chairs chairs are appointed for their knowledge of their part of the restaurant world.

In addition to the country-wide tour that takes in some of Australia's best food and wine experiences, Tourism Australia will also be hosting an additional 30 high profile food and wine media experiences across 15 key markets.

John O'Sullivan, managing director of Tourism Australia, said: "South Australia is providing an exceptional itinerary that will further highlight Australia's incredible restaurant, food and wine scene to some of the world's most influential identities. 

"Following the Academy chairs' visit to South Australia, they will also have the opportunity to visit another Australian region, with the aim of them leaving Australia as long-term ambassadors of our food and wine."

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