Cairns Regional Council has endorsed the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef Event Strategy 2025 which has strong collaboration between Council, TTNQ and Tourism and Events Queensland to secure events and maximise their economic benefits. The strategy aims to develop and grow a regional event calendar to drive visitation, particularly during the shoulder and low seasons.
Crankworx Cairns held on 17-21 May is one of the events with this goal. Port Douglas Carnivale was also held 19-21 May and Cairns Airport saw a welcome spike in passenger volumes through the domestic terminal with 73,936 passengers compared to 69,179 in 2019.
[Events strategy endorsed for TNQ – TTNQ Fortnightly Pulse – 31 May 2023]
Photo by Crankworx