Keep your finger on the pulse and stay up to date with our latest news.
Great Barrier Reef bursts with new life as billions of coral babies are born
Last night, in an explosion of colour and a show-stopping sign of life, billions of coral babies were born on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Cairns, marking another milestone in the ongoing story of life on the Reef.
Youth & Adventure marketing campaign launched
Diving, white water rafting, canyoning, sailing and hot air ballooning are part of a new campaign to entice the youth and adventure market north.
November 2021 CEO Update
Congratulations to the winners and finalists at the Queensland Tourism Awards in Brisbane last week. It was inspiring to see 21 Tropical North Queensland products had made the enormous effort to enter the awards during one of the most challenging years our industry has faced.
TTNQ welcomes vaccination certainty
Tourism Tropical North Queensland congratulated the Queensland Premier on her decisive action in providing certainty around vaccinations from December 17.
Drive North Queensland website launched
A dedicated website showcasing the diverse drives in North Queensland has been launched on the back of a bumper year for drive tourism.
Awards celebrate TNQ tourism excellence
Pioneers and young achievers were recognised at the 2021 Simon George & Sons TNQ Tourism Industry Excellence Awards at Rainforestation Nature Park in Kuranda
What’s New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
With a range of new tours and attractions, food and beverage options, and a hotel opening, Tropical North Queensland is a must-visit destination for summer and the upcoming holiday season.
New Directors elected to TTNQ
The director of a pioneering family-owned tourism group and the general manager of an Aboriginal trust with investments in the Daintree and the Savannah Way have been elected to the Board of Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) at the 2021 Annual General Meeting on October 21.
October 2021 CEO Update
The Premier’s announcement of 17 December as the date for the reopening of Queensland’s borders is welcome news. It will give confidence to consumers and a compelling reason for the community to be vaccinated.
TTNQ to host industry-first webinar: The Greater Purpose of Travel
Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) have partnered with Pinstripe Media to host a thought-provoking 1-hour webinar, ‘The Greater Purpose of Travel’, on Friday 22 October at 11.30am AEST.
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef Travel Bonus launches
Visitors spending more than $1,000 on their Tropical North Queensland holiday will receive an extra $250 to spend on tours as part of a campaign promoting interstate travel to the destination and supporting the region’s recovery.
September 2021 CEO Update
Will a Tropical North Queensland tourism operator win the RACQ People’s Choice Awards in the Queensland Tourism Awards this year? I hope so and we can help by voting for them.
Tourism job losses to escalate by Christmas
Another 3,150 jobs will be lost by Christmas shrinking the tourism workforce to half its pre-pandemic size, according to new research from the Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF).
$600m joint Government support for businesses
The Commonwealth and Queensland Governments have reached a 50/50 funding agreement for a $600 million package to help Queensland businesses.
Tourism Tropical North Queensland calls for business support
Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has called for immediate wage support for the industry which is losing $10 million a day while Cairns is in lockdown.
TTNQ partners with PEPR Agency
Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has appointed PEPR Agency as their preferred communications partner to drive visitation to Cairns and Great Barrier Reef.
Work in Paradise
The Queensland Government and TTNQ are offering job seekers the chance to get paid to work and play in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef.