Expedia Group TNQ Tourism Industry Excellence Awards

The Expedia Group TNQ Tourism Industry Excellence Awards celebrate the achievements and successes within the Tropical North Queensland tourism industry. The TTNQ Board recognises the products and people who have made their mark on the region’s tourism industry over the past year.

The awards will be celebrated at a tropical cocktail party on Friday 27 October 2023 from 6pm -10pm at the Cairns Convention Centre.

Tickets are on sale here soon!

A record number of submissions were received for the 2022 TNQ Tourism Industry Excellence Awards held at the Hilton Cairns on 28 October with 200 guests attending. The Tropical North Queensland tourism industry’s optimism was reflected in the strong submissions for the awards which celebrate industry excellence and innovation by acknowledging the people and businesses at the forefront of tourism in the region. Check out the 2022 Excellence Awards video!


POV us getting ready for spooky season 🎃🐦‍⬛

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This is your sign to climb aboard @sailawayportdouglas and explore the beautiful blue hues of the @gbrmarinepark 💙🐠🪸

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Have you heard about the Cardwell Spa Pool before? 💙

This stunning blue pool is one of the most famous stops along the Cardwell Forest Drive in @cassowarycoastaustralia 🌴 While it looks incredible through parts of the year, it isn’t always this full, so make sure you check in with the local visitor information centres before heading off to avoid disappointment.

Head to our bio link to find out everything you need to know! ☝️

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This could be your week in @portdouglasdaintree 🌴💚

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Happy World Tourism Day 🌴🦋

Did you know that the tourism industry in Tropical North Queensland is crucial to the protection and management of the Great Barrier Reef? Here’s how 🪸🐠

1. Coral Nurture Program
2. Reef Restoration 
3. Coral Rubble Stabilisation
4. Living coral biobank
5. Great Barrier Reef Census

And of course the most important part…you!

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Say hello to pretty Palm Cove - your one stop shop for laid back luxury, great food and endless dreamy views 🌴🦋

Make sure you @visitpalmcove on your next tropical adventure 🙌

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A different kind of view out to #DoubleIsland for your Monday night 🧡✨

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The #CathedralFigTree has a pretty incredible history - the short story is that It's the result of a strangler fig taking over a host tree which eventually rotted away to leave what you see before you today, but it’s much more complicated than that! 😉 🌿

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In case you weren’t already aware, some of the best waterfalls in the region are found in #CapeYork 🌴🧡 It’s prime time to head north, so don’t forget to visit our bio link and learn what a trip to The Tip is all about! 🚙

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Who else is craving a luxury getaway to @crystalbrookriley? 🌴🍸 This is certainly one resort that’s perfect from every angle - with glorious rooms, incredible food & responsible luxury taking centre stage 🌿💚 Don’t forget to head to our bio link for epic @crystalbrookcollection deals 🤑

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