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
4 Aug 2020
TTNQ appoints Marketing Manager

Tourism Tropical North Queensland has appointed Marketing Manager Lani Strathearn to spearhead the rollout of the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef brand.

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CEO-Board Updates
8 Jul 2020
July 2020 CEO Update

With travel restrictions lifting, except from Victoria, TTNQ is ramping up its domestic marketing activities in Queensland and interstate. We are working in close cooperation with the airlines, Tourism and Events Queensland and our retail partners to align our marketing efforts.

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Media Releases
29 Jun 2020
New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

Tourism operators in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef have been innovating and reinvigorating while their doors have been closed and now they are ready to take visitors on new journeys exploring the largest reef on Earth, the world’s oldest rainforest and the accessible outback.

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Media Releases
19 Jun 2020
New Zealand PM invited to holiday in Cairns

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has sent a formal invitation to New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Adern and her family to holiday in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef.

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CEO-Board Updates
10 Jun 2020
June 2020 CEO Update

During the COVID-19 lock-down in April and May TTNQ’s marketing and digital activity reached more than 2 million Australians generating an advertising value equivalent of $4.3 million with a limited marketing spend.

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Media Releases
1 Jun 2020
Drive North Queensland campaign launches State-wide

The Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region is ready to take bookings from Queenslanders following the announcement of travel being permitted within the State.

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CEO-Board Updates
13 May 2020
May 2020 CEO Update

What do you love about our region that you are looking forward to sharing with your mates when travel restrictions ease?

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Media Releases
3 Apr 2020
TTNQ plans domestic market recovery

The Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) Board has signed off on key initiatives to target recovery in the domestic market.

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CEO-Board Updates
1 Apr 2020
April 2020 CEO Update

The Prime Minister’s announcement of the JobKeeper payment could be a lifeline for tourism businesses needing to retain staff while they are not able to trade. TTNQ and our members have lobbied for a wage subsidy as a priority for the tourism sector and I encourage you to investigate whether it will assist your business.

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Media Releases
31 Mar 2020
TTNQ welcomes JobKeeper payment

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of the JobKeeper payment as a lifeline for businesses needing to retain staff while they are not allowed to trade.

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CEO-Board Updates
18 Mar 2020
March 2020 CEO Update

Tourism Tropical North Queensland is taking action to ensure your business is supported through these unprecedented times. We are lobbying for business support funding to be made available for our region, while still pushing on with our local and drive campaigns with television and digital advertising targeting the regional Queensland drive market.

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Media Releases
11 Mar 2020
Visitors to become Cairns & Great Barrier Reef custodians

Visitors to Cairns & Great Barrier Reef will leave as custodians, revitalised by the beauty of nature and its connection to ancient Indigenous culture.

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Media Releases
11 Mar 2020
What is so GREAT about Cairns & Great Barrier Reef?

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
See Great, Leave Greater
Inspiring visitors to leave as custodians of the region

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Media Releases
24 Feb 2020
New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

A wellness on the reef voyage, the third of the Crystalbrook Collection Resorts, and a new centre for Indigenous art are among the new experiences in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef.

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Media Releases
24 Feb 2020
Live map shows health of Great Barrier Reef

A map showcasing daily underwater vision of the sites visited by tour vessels in the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region has been launched by Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ).

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CEO-Board Updates
19 Feb 2020
February 2020 CEO Update #2

Tourism has never faced a tougher time in the Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region, but it is gratifying that the industry has come together in recent weeks to lobby our politicians for assistance, which has resulted in some positive outcomes.

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Media Releases
16 Feb 2020
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef conferences help environment

Wildlife and environment conservation charities will benefit from conferences being held in five leading Cairns hotels in 2020 with the launch of the Nurturing Nature program.

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Media Releases
14 Feb 2020
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef shows support for China

Tourism operators in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef are being urged to share a message of support for China by making a short video to distribute to tourism trade partners.

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CEO-Board Updates
5 Feb 2020
February 2020 CEO Update

Today I am joining tourism industry representatives to meet with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones in Brisbane to discuss the outlook for the region in the wake of the coronavirus and southern bushfires and how we can move forward.

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Media Releases
3 Feb 2020
TTNQ CEO statement on coronavirus impact

“There have been more than $10 million in direct bookings in the Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region cancelled to date as a result of the coronavirus.”

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Media Releases
13 Jan 2020
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.

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Media Releases
13 Dec 2019
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.

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Media Releases
17 Oct 2019
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.

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