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

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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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CEO-Board Updates
23 Mar 2022
March 2022 CEO Update

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has given high praise to TTNQ when outlining why our destination marketing organisation has received one-quarter of the $60 million Federal funding allocated to international tourism recovery.

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Media Releases
22 Mar 2022
Federal funding to reignite international tourism for Cairns

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of $15 million funding for the destination marketing organisation to reignite the region’s $1 billion international visitor economy.

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Media Releases
11 Mar 2022
Tropical North Queensland activation targets eco-conscious Aussies

TTNQ will turn Australia’s online editorial platform Concrete Playground ‘green’ as part of their partnership with Qantas Loyalty and the airline’s new Green tier program.

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CEO-Board Updates
23 Feb 2022
February 2022 CEO Update

There was a collective sigh of relief when Australia’s international borders opened on Monday allowing the tourism industry to plan ahead with the certainty we have been craving over the past two years.

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Media Releases
7 Feb 2022
Tropical North Queensland welcomes open borders

The Tropical North Queensland tourism industry has welcomed the opening of international borders on February 21.

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Media Releases
7 Feb 2022
Tropical North Queensland tour vouchers up for grabs

North Queenslanders can apply for a $100 voucher to use for Tropical North Queensland tours and experiences such as white-water rafting, river drift snorkelling and cruising to Green and Fitzroy Islands.

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Media Releases
2 Feb 2022
What’s New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

The beginning of 2022 in Tropical North Queensland brings a range of new tours and attractions, accommodation renovations and events, giving you plenty of reasons to visit the region this year.

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CEO-Board Updates
27 Jan 2022
January 2022 CEO Update

International education and working holiday makers are back and leisure travel is looking tantalising close as the tourism industry waits for the Federal Government to expand the number of visa categories allowed to enter Australia.

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Media Releases
19 Jan 2022
Record cycling events in Tropical North Queensland

The world’s oldest rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef, and the accessible outback of Tropical North Queensland are the backdrop for a record 11 cycling and mountain biking events in 2022.

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Media Releases
13 Jan 2022
Create Great to elevate Tropical North Queensland brand

Tropical North Queensland’s brand story will be elevated with new imagery, website optimisation and storytelling through Tourism Tropical North Queensland’s (TTNQ) Create Great program.

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Media Releases
14 Dec 2021
Ways to do summer in the Atherton Tablelands

With the excitement of the Queensland borders reopening on December 13, what better way to spend your summer than in the tropics of North Queensland.

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Media Releases
24 Nov 2021
Great Barrier Reef bursts with new life as billions of coral babies are born

Last night, in an explosion of colour and a show-stopping sign of life, billions of coral babies were born on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Cairns, marking another milestone in the ongoing story of life on the Reef.

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TTNQ Events + Meetings

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