CEO-Board Updates

September 2021 CEO Update

Will a Tropical North Queensland tourism operator win the RACQ People’s Choice Awards in the Queensland Tourism Awards this year? I hope so and we can help by voting for them.

It is extraordinary to see that we have 20 local products entering the awards after 18 months of the hardest slog our industry has ever faced. Each of these products is a winner in my eyes as it shows they believe in the future of the industry and their business and are willing to put in the hard work during the down times in order to stand out from the crowd when tourism one day hits its stride again.

Reward their efforts by going to and select one of the TNQ entries from the list below.

• Paronella Park
• Mamu Tropical Skywalk
• Small World Journeys
• Daintree Discovery Centre
• Tourism Port Douglas Daintree
• Sailaway
• Cape York Peninsula Lodge
• Rainforestation Nature Park
• Experience Co Limited
• Exemplar Coaches & Limousines
• Cockatours
• Savannahlander
• Skypark Cairns
• Getaway Trekking & Adventures
• Cape York Motorcycle Adventures
• Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut
• Amaroo at Trinity
• Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
• The Reef House and Spa Palm Cove
• Minor Hotels – Oaks Cairns Hotel

Voting is open until 1 October. Best of luck to each of the entrants and I look forward to catching up with you at the Queensland Tourism Awards presentations in November.


Mark Olsen
Chief Executive Officer