Tourism Tropical North Queensland

Tourism Tropical North Queensland, as the Regional Tourism Organisation, brings together the industry and the community to drive the value of the visitor economy through destination marketing. 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
30 Nov 2022
Transport to go green in Tropical North Queensland

Visitors to the Great Barrier Reef will enjoy the silence on the reef with zero-emission scenic flights and a hybrid-electric catamaran under development for the Cairns Reef Fleet.

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Media Releases
13 Nov 2022
Australia’s first offshore nursery gives birth

Corals grown in Australia’s first offshore coral nursery at Fitzroy Island off Cairns have spawned for the first time after being planted on the Great Barrier Reef four years ago.

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CEO-Board Updates
2 Nov 2022
November 2022 CEO Update

Budget night last week was one of the more memorable in my career as I received the call from Senators Don Farrell and Nita Green finally confirming that our destination would receive the promised $15 million in international destination marketing funds over the next three years.

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Media Releases
29 Oct 2022
Awards celebrate TNQ tourism excellence

A record number of submissions were received for the 2022 Simon George & Sons TNQ Tourism Industry Excellence Awards held at the Hilton Cairns last night (October 28).

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Media Releases
27 Oct 2022
Well Traveller TV finds wellness in Tropical North Queensland

Tropical North Queensland will appear in this week’s episode of Well Traveller TV, Australia’s first wellness travel show which premiered on Sunday 23 October on Network 10.

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Media Releases
20 Oct 2022
New Directors elected at TTNQ 2022 AGM

Two new Directors have been elected to the Board of Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) and four Directors re-elected at the 2022 Annual General Meeting.

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Media Releases
12 Oct 2022
What’s New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef (Oct 2022)

With summer just around the corner, Cairns & Great Barrier Reef introduces new tours and attractions, accommodation options, and food and beverage offerings, making it the perfect destination ahead of the upcoming holiday season.

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Media Releases
15 Sep 2022
Tropical North Queensland promotes accessible tourism

An Accessibility Hub has been added to the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef destination website to assist travellers with mobility impairment select activities and itineraries for their Tropical North Queensland holiday.

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Media Releases
10 Aug 2022
Interstate boost for Tropical North Queensland

The equivalent of 50 full 737-800 planes of interstate passengers will arrive in Tropical North Queensland before November 20 following a successful campaign to help generate an additional $15 million in visitor spend for the destination.

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Media Releases
3 Aug 2022
UK working holiday maker on winning trip to Cairns

Working on a Great Barrier Reef Island and meeting Tropical North Queensland’s wildlife are on the wish list for a UK woman who has won a first class flight to Australia as part of a major campaign to attract working holiday makers to the destination.

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CEO-Board Updates
27 Jul 2022
July 2022 CEO Update

Tropical North Queensland has a starring role in a new South Korean reality television series and Irish star Ronan Keating will be bringing his family to Port Douglas to showcase the destination through his social media channels as part of our international marketing.

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Newsletters
27 Jul 2022
TNQ delegation visits Japan

TTNQ and Cairns Airport were part of a Tourism and Events Queensland mission to Japan over the past week celebrating the return of Japanese flights and promoting Queensland as Good to Go.

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Media Releases
19 Jul 2022
Ronan Keating to visit Tropical North Queensland

Irish singer and presenter Ronan Keating will be in Port Douglas holidaying with his family before playing in the Survivor Golf Grand Finale at the Mirage Country Club on December 4.

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Media Releases
11 Jul 2022
Flight subsidy to boost Tropical North Queensland visitors

Tourism Tropical North Queensland has announced $100 flight subsidies for interstate visitors to generate an extra 50,000 visitors nights over the next four months.

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Media Releases
29 Jun 2022
Tropical North Queensland sets new domestic records

Strong spending by visitors has brought a record $3 billion tourism expenditure boost to the Tropical North Queensland economy.

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CEO-Board Updates
29 Jun 2022
29 June 2022 CEO Update

Strong spending by visitors has brought a record $3 billion tourism expenditure boost to the Tropical North Queensland economy.

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Media Releases
20 Jun 2022
Cairns, the place to be for international tourism buyers

Cairns is the place to be for tourism leaders and decision-makers this November for the nation’s inbound international tourism industry flagship business event, the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) Meeting Place.

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CEO-Board Updates
15 Jun 2022
June 2022 CEO Update

Cairns has earned the reputation as the best place in the world for wildlife viewing and the third best for diving and snorkelling, according to the latest Destination Think! Tourism Sentiment Index.

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Media Releases
6 Jun 2022
TTNQ campaign targets Working Holiday Makers

A first class international flight and free tours are being used in a Tik Tok campaign to lure international Working Holiday Makers to Tropical North Queensland.

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CEO-Board Updates
18 May 2022
May 2022 CEO Update

The TTNQ sales and marketing team and more than 70 member products flew the flag for Cairns & Great Barrier Reef at the Australian Tourism Exchange in Sydney this week.

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Media Releases
12 May 2022
International showcase for Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

The Tourism Tropical North Queensland team will join forces with more than 70 products to sell Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef at the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) in Sydney next week.

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Media Releases
9 May 2022
What’s New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

Summer lives on in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef as things are heating up this Autumn with a range of new tours and attractions, accommodation renovations and events, giving you plenty of reasons to plan an escape to the region.

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TTNQ Events + Meetings

Pop these important dates into the calendar to attend upcoming events, trade conferences and workshops.

Regional Events