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January 2020 CEO Update
Conscious of the impact of the bushfires both on our southern State counterparts and on our local operators, TTNQ’s marketing efforts have been delayed by a few weeks to ensure we are striking a balance in the market.
Experience Australia’s two Indigenous cultures
The Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region’s World Heritage areas are home to Australia’s two Indigenous cultures, which can be experienced on more than 80 tours during Queensland’s Year of Indigenous Tourism.
December 2019 CEO Update
A new decade is just around the corner and with it a fresh, new brand platform to help Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) members throughout the region promote Cairns & Great Barrier Reef. The aim is to inspire travellers who want to see the world differently and know that they have made a difference by choosing to visit our region.
Tourism industry urged to support domestic campaign
Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) is seeking to deliver more than $40 million in sales to TTNQ members and generate some $50 million in advertising value and awareness through a 2020 domestic campaign.
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.
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.
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.
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.