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
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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Media Releases
28 Apr 2022
World’s top mountain biking event comes to Cairns

Crankworx, the world’s most watched mountain bike event, has announced that Cairns will be added to its World Tour in 2022 and will be held for the next two years at Smithfield’s high-profile rainforest trails.

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CEO-Board Updates
20 Apr 2022
April 2022 CEO Update

Easter was busy across the region with 94,000 passengers passing through Cairns Airport last week and 77,000 during the first week of the Queensland school holidays. Cairns has not seen this domestic air capacity since 2018.

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Media Releases
11 Apr 2022
Drive North Queensland ready for winter rush

Drive North Queensland has launched the second edition of the Drive North Queensland Map promoting iconic drives including the Great Barrier Reef Drive, Great Tropical Drive, and Epic Cape York.

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Media Releases
8 Apr 2022
Plan for First Nations tourism underway in TNQ

Consultation is about to start on the Tropical North Queensland First Nations Tourism Action Plan with workshops to be held across the region to support the development of Indigenous tourism.

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Media Releases
30 Mar 2022
Domestic visitors spend up in Tropical North Queensland

Australian visitors spent a record $2.7 billion in Tropical North Queensland during 2021 despite the loss of the key Sydney and Melbourne markets for much of the year, according to the National Visitor Survey.

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Media Releases
28 Mar 2022
Cairns welcomes inaugural Singapore Airlines flight

Cairns is once more connected to the rest of the world with the arrival of Singapore Airlines flight SQ203 today.

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