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July 2019 – CEO Update
Innovation is the key to success in the rapidly evolving Chinese travel market and this means working with dynamic trade partners who are abreast of the changes driving consumer choice.
TTNQ CEO Pip Close resigns
Tourism Tropical North Queensland Chief Executive Officer Pip Close has resigned and will leave the destination marketing organisation on October 16.
June 2019 Chair Update
Many businesses have been doing it tough after an extended wet season prompting them to ask what TTNQ is doing to assist in this downturn. Questions about Great Barrier Reef messaging are also being asked.
Chinese triathletes to train in Cairns
Cairns has been selected as a base for Chinese athletes to participate in triathlon training camps.
Branding agency appointed to TTNQ
Brand, communications and marketing agency Nick Did This has been appointed to develop a compelling brand proposition for Tropical North Queensland.
Submarine experience launched on Great Barrier Reef
The world’s first rideshare submarine has today been launched in a landmark partnership between Tourism and Events Queensland and Uber which will showcase the Great Barrier Reef like never before.
May 2019 – CEO Update
Virgin’s announcement that two of its return flights per week would be downsized will have minimal impact on the region as the 300 lost seats equate to about 0.3% of the total Cairns domestic capacity.
New in Tropical North Queensland
Luxurious accommodation, romantic glamping on the Great Barrier Reef and an Indigenous musical event are among the new offerings in Tropical North Queensland.
Feel Grounded Domestic Campaign
A new domestic campaign has launched today to invite Australian holidaymakers to leave the stress of busy city life behind and reconnect with nature in Tropical North Queensland.
New event spaces for Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) General Manager Rosie Douglas said millions of dollars of investment was underway in tourism and events infrastructure in Cairns.
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef expertise on show
Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef will showcase the region’s capabilities to business event planners from around the world at the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) in Melbourne on February 18-20.
Explore Tropical North Qld with a local chatbot
Travellers visiting Tropical North Queensland (TNQ) can now tap into insider local knowledge on the Great Barrier Reef with the region’s first destination chatbot*; ‘Locals of Tropical North Queensland’.
Sports4 May 2019
Gregory Downs Races
Gregory Downs Jockey Club has been racing for over 100 years in the Gulf Country.
The Gregory Downs Races is a weekend of family funView event
Sports6 Jun 2019
Cairns Airport Adventure FestivalView event
Sports7 Jun 2019
Weipa Fishing ClassicView event
Music15 Jun 2019
Yarrabah Music & Cultural FestivalView event
Sports15 Jun 2019
PBR Monster Energy Cairns InvitationalView event