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.

CEO-Board Updates
25 Jan 2023
January 2023 CEO Update

China’s announcement that its border would open on January 8 was a welcome New Year surprise bringing instant optimism that international travel would have a better chance of rebounding in the coming year.

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Media Releases
21 Dec 2022
Record $4 billion visitor spend for Tropical North Queensland

A record number of Australian holidaymakers staying longer in Tropical North Queensland has delivered the region its fifth consecutive quarterly record with domestic expenditure reaching $4 billion for the year ending September 2022.

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Media Releases
14 Dec 2022
New direct flight from Tokyo Haneda to Cairns announced

Virgin Australia will launch direct flights from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to Cairns from June 2023 bringing more than 30,000 additional visitors to Queensland.

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CEO-Board Updates
14 Dec 2022
December 2022 CEO Update

Virgin Australia will launch direct flights from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to Cairns from 28 June 2023 bringing more than 30,000 additional visitors to Tropical North Queensland as a result of the first Cairns Airport deal through the Queensland Government’s $200 million Attracting Aviation Investment Fund.

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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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TTNQ Events + Meetings

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Regional Events