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Summer brings new life to Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
Tropical fruits are ripening, wildlife is awakening, and waterfalls will soon be pumping as Summer unfolds in two parts in the Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region. The world’s oldest living culture, Australia’s Aboriginal people, look to nature to determine the time of year with their six-season calendar marking the changes in their environment.
November 2019 CEO Update #2
Congratulations to the TTNQ members who won gold and bronze at the 2019 Queensland Tourism Awards and well done to those who attended the event to fly the flag for Tropical North Queensland.
Take a Daintree digital detox before Christmas
Need a digital detox before the Christmas frenzy begins? The Daintree is one of the last must-do destinations where you can go off the grid and detox without sacrificing comfort and activities galore.
November 2019 CEO Update
The welcoming nature of residents in Tropical North Queensland has been confirmed in a new study examining the social impact of tourism on the local community.
Tropical North Queensland welcomes travel writers
Australia’s top travel writers are converging on Tropical North Queensland this week to tour the region and hold their annual conference.
TNQ tourism industry celebrates success
The achievements and successes of the local tourism industry were celebrated last night (October 18) at the 2019 Tropical North Queensland Tourism Industry Excellence Awards, held at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.
Sustainability a part of tourism in Cairns region
Kangaroo poo hoovered up for fertiliser alongside the Wet Tropics rainforest and free electric car charging stations are among the sustainability initiatives in Tropical North Queensland.
October 2019 CEO Update
Since the early 1990s it has been my dream to be back in the tourism industry in Tropical North Queensland and here I am.
September 25, 2019 CEO Update
As I enter my last days as CEO of Tourism Tropical North Queensland, I want to say thank you to our members. The tourism industry in this region is a resilient and important industry. It is diverse and supported by entrepreneurial people whom I have enjoyed sharing part of the stage with for the past two years.
New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region
Great Barrier Reef 2019 Outlook Report
TTNQ CEO Pip Close attended a Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) briefing today on the 2019 Outlook Report for the Great Barrier Reef.
Great Barrier Reef’s stories revealed
Visitors to the Great Barrier Reef are learning about the diversity and complexities of the world’s largest coral reef system from a group of qualified storytellers.
Image: Calypso Reef imagery | Master Reef Guide Pablo Cogollos takes passengers on Sunlover Reef Cruises on a snorkelling tour.
Drive alongside the Great Barrier Reef
Stopping to enjoy the sights along the Great Barrier Reef Drive has become easier with the installation of more than 143 road signs featuring images of swaying palm trees to help drivers find their way.
TTNQ appoints Mark Olsen as CEO
Tourism professional Mark Olsen, who has been driving Brisbane’s 2031 vision as a destination, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ).