Almost 1000 tourism leaders gathered in Cairns last week for Tourism Week at the Cairns Convention Centre where Destination IQ, DestinationQ and the Tourism Awards were held. Stimulating discussions included panels on Indigenous and accessible tourism, an update on the direction of Queensland tourism and its bold ambitions and the current economic climate.
The Ministerial announcements included:
The doubling of the Growing Future Tourism Fund to $30 million to create a pipeline for more private tourism infrastructure.
The new $10 million Building Bush Tourism Fund for operators, not-for-profits and councils outside South East Queensland.
The $4 million Accelerated Tourism Business Development Program to support training and accreditation.
Watch some of the highlights of DestinationQ.
[Cairns shines for Tourism Week – TTNQ Fortnightly Pulse – 29 November 2023]