CEO & Board Updates

The CEO and Board provide regular updates to members and stakeholders on TTNQ’s activities and the state of the industry. These are included in TTNQ’s member newsletters.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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CEO-Board Updates
22 Jan 2020
January 2020 CEO Update

Conscious of the impact of the bushfires both on our southern State counterparts and on our local operators, TTNQ’s marketing efforts have been delayed by a few weeks to ensure we are striking a balance in the market.

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CEO-Board Updates
18 Dec 2019
December 2019 CEO Update

A new decade is just around the corner and with it a fresh, new brand platform to help Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) members throughout the region promote Cairns & Great Barrier Reef. The aim is to inspire travellers who want to see the world differently and know that they have made a difference by choosing to visit our region.

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CEO-Board Updates
20 Nov 2019
November 2019 CEO Update #2

Congratulations to the TTNQ members who won gold and bronze at the 2019 Queensland Tourism Awards and well done to those who attended the event to fly the flag for Tropical North Queensland.

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CEO-Board Updates
6 Nov 2019
November 2019 CEO Update

The welcoming nature of residents in Tropical North Queensland has been confirmed in a new study examining the social impact of tourism on the local community.

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CEO-Board Updates
9 Oct 2019
October 2019 CEO Update

Since the early 1990s it has been my dream to be back in the tourism industry in Tropical North Queensland and here I am.

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CEO-Board Updates
25 Sep 2019
September 25, 2019 CEO Update

As I enter my last days as CEO of Tourism Tropical North Queensland, I want to say thank you to our members. The tourism industry in this region is a resilient and important industry. It is diverse and supported by entrepreneurial people whom I have enjoyed sharing part of the stage with for the past two years.

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CEO-Board Updates
11 Sep 2019
September 2019 CEO Update

TTNQ is undertaking its largest ever domestic marketing campaign after receiving matched funding from the State Government and Cairns Regional Council for a $2.8 million campaign.

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