Tourism Tropical North Queensland

Tropical North Queensland is one of the most diversely beautiful and powerful Australian tourism stories. Together we can unlock the story of The Tropics and build tourism success as one of the country’s most thriving destinations. At Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ), we are proud to market this region to the world through stories founded around reef, rainforest, Indigenous, outback, lifestyle and adventure.

Latest News

Keep your finger on the pulse and stay up to date with our latest news.

Media Releases
24 Nov 2021
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.

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Media Releases
23 Nov 2021
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.

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CEO-Board Updates
17 Nov 2021
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.

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Media Releases
9 Nov 2021
TTNQ welcomes vaccination certainty

Tourism Tropical North Queensland congratulated the Queensland Premier on her decisive action in providing certainty around vaccinations from December 17.

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Media Releases
3 Nov 2021
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.

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Media Releases
23 Oct 2021
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

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Media Releases
22 Oct 2021
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.

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Media Releases
21 Oct 2021
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.

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CEO-Board Updates
20 Oct 2021
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.

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Media Releases
14 Oct 2021
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.

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Media Releases
18 Sep 2021
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.

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CEO-Board Updates
8 Sep 2021
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.

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Media Releases
23 Aug 2021
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).

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Media Releases
13 Aug 2021
$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.

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Media Releases
9 Aug 2021
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.

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Media Releases
21 May 2021
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.

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Newsletters
20 May 2021
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.

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