Corporate Governance

 

TTNQ Constitution

The Constitution of Far North Queensland Promotion Bureau, t/a Tourism Tropical North Queensland.
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TTNQ Board Charter

We are committed to achieving a high standard of corporate governance throughout the organisation, including the executive and managerial level. Through this commitment, we have adopted appropriate systems and processes to direct and manage the business and affairs of the corporation. Enhancements in this area are ongoing as we strive to achieve best practice outcomes.  > View TTNQ Board Charter

 

What does your elected director do on the board?

Some members might be surprised to know that a director is not a representative. At the board table, diverse views, skills and experience come together to collectively make decisions. Each director brings a unique perspective that adds to the board’s decision making but each decision is owned by the board as a whole.  > Read more

 

Statement of Intent

The Far North Queensland Promotion Bureau Limited, trading as Tourism Tropical North Queensland, Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef, and Cairns & Tropical North Visitor Information Centre is a membership based company limited by guarantee. Tourism Tropical North Queensland provides leadership and guidance to the Tropical North Queensland tourism industry.  Our objective is to build destination awareness in Australia and selected international markets through a targeted programme of marketing activities.

 

We aim to be

  • A leader in destination management and champion of world’s best practice in sustainable tourism
  • An organisation recognised for conducting business in a professional and ethical manner with all its stakeholders, clients and industry

 

We plan to get there

  • By working in partnership with our Members, the Local Tourism Organisations, Local, State & Federal Governments; Tourism Queensland; Tourism Australia; Cairns Airports Limited, and other Industry and Community stakeholders to maximise sustainable tourism growth in Tropical North Queensland for the economic and social benefit of all Tropical North Queenslanders

Our values and guiding principles guide our day-to-day decision-making and assist in ensuring the brand values remain a key element of Tourism Tropical North Queensland’s culture. Our organisation values are:

    • Professionalism
    • Leadership
    • Respect
    • Creativity
    • Collaboration

Our Leadership Charter

Our leadership charter is integral to the behaviours that are evident in the workplace:

    • Lead by example
    • Embrace change
    • 
Be Approachable
    • 
Inspire a shared Direction
    • Empower others to act
    • Respect the values and beliefs of others

 

Doing business the TTNQ way

This document gives guidance on what is expected when performing our duties to ensure our decisions and behaviours are in line with the principles of public sector ethics and best practice.

Our Guiding Principles guide our day-to-day decision-making and support the framework upon which we implement our vision and mission.

    • We endeavour to push the limits and make the difference in all that we do
    • We are committed to a destination management approach in partnership with our key stakeholders
    • We are committed to the principles of sustainable tourism
    • We pursue a common vision through strategic industry leadership and alliance
    • We recognise our responsibilities to champion and protect the values of the brand of this region
    • We take a research based approach to marketing and development and understand and apply the consumer insights gained through this approach
    • We value knowledge and learning as key organisational and industry resources
    • We are committed to the values of teamwork and a team based approach to our business

 

We will therefore

  • Pay attention to our workforce, industry and the community and their respective needs
  • Ensure that our staff development and employment policies are carried out in a fair and non-discriminatory manner by observing the principles of equal opportunity
  • Enrich our tourism programs and policies by always drawing on relevant international, national and local perspectives and understandings
  • Maintain strategic partnerships with all stakeholders to enhance the research and development of our programs and activities
  • Conduct all business dealings and interactions legally, ethically, with honesty and integrity having regard to our company policies. This includes adhering to the ethics principles of respecting the law and the system of government, respect for persons, integrity, diligence and economy of efficiency
  • Seek mutual respect and a common understanding in all our dealings with external partners to ensure high quality partnerships

#ExploreTNQ

Say hello to the breathtaking #WauaIslet, located just off #MerIsland in the Torres Strait 🏝🐚 There are very few relatively undiscovered places left in the world, so it’s pretty incredible that one lies just off the coast of @tropicalnorthqueensland 💫 With white beaches, volcanic peaks, lush forest & rocky inlets the #TorresStrait is nothing short of amazing 🌴🦋 The beautiful turquoise waters are home to an array of marine life & the islands’ rich history is unlike any other 🐠👣 When the time comes, you won’t want to miss this amazing place ☀️​
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Yeah, yeah, we know you've seen #MissionBeach a lot lately 🏝 But how could you possibly get sick of looking at something so stunning? 💫🐚 
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​Snuggly tucked along @tropicalcoastqueensland, Mission beach & its 14 kms of golden beaches are one of @australia’s best-kept secrets & we’re about to tell you why ☀️ It’s not just sandy shores & nearby islands, we’ve also got river rafting, cool spa pools, hidden alcoves & a chocolate factory just to name a few 🦋

Click the bio link to find out more about Mission Beach 👆
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Who knew baby bats could be so cute?! 😍 This 7 month old spectacled flying fox belongs to an endangered species - one of many species found around @tropicalnorthqueensland 🍃 Discover the different species, how they are cared for & the importance of bats in the ecosystem on a tour at @TolgaBatHospital 🦇
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​What started as an adoption process of just two bats has turned into the Tolga Bat Hospital, with the team rescuing over 1000 orphaned & displaced bats each year! Whether you join a tour, offer a donation, pick up something from the gift store or become a member of the hospital, you can leave the @athertontablelands knowing you’ve contributed to the survival of the species ✨ 
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No matter how many times you see it, a beautiful snap of the famous #MillaaMillaaFalls is undeniably breathtaking 💦🍃 This @wettropicsworldheritage listed 18m plunge is the centrepiece of what’s known as the Waterfall Circuit 🚘🌴 While you’re here, don’t forget to explore the other gems of the @athertontablelands - #ZillieFalls & #EllinjaaFalls just to name a few 💫 

Keep your eyes peeled for an electric blue Ulysses Butterfly fluttering about on your travels 🦋
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​If you've ever imagined what an underwater sunset would look like, the coral at #ospreyreef has to be pretty close 🌅 Want to check out this incredible dive site for yourself? Hop on a liveaboard experience with @mikeballdive for the ultimate @gbrmarinepark adventure ⛵️ With expeditions departing from #Cairns, ranging from 3-7 nights, there’s no shortage of excitement to be had 🤿 

If diving into the deep isn’t quite up your alley, you can still get your underwater fix on dry land at the @cairns_aquarium 🐠
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Calling all adventure seekers! 🗣 If your idea of a good time includes bungy jumping from a 50m-high tower then you’re going to love @tropicalnorthqueensland 💫🌿 Reach new heights in #Cairns at @australia’s one & only bungy jump! 🤸‍♂️ Located just 20 minutes north of the city, you’ll be treated to views over the stunning Coral Sea as you jump or swing your way back to ground level 🍃🙌 
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​With the addition of a brand new experience on the way, this is where you discover REAL adventure 😉

📸 @thebucketlis #explorecairnsGBR #exploreTNQ #seeaustralia #thisisqueensland