Corporate Governance

 

TTNQ 2023 Annual General Meeting

Tourism Tropical North Queensland Limited ACN: 009 953 084, held our AGM on Thursday 19 October 2023.
2023 AGM Post-Information

 

What does your elected director do on the board?

Some members might be surprised to know that a director is not a representative of a sector or a region. 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

 

TTNQ Constitution

The new Constitution of Tourism Tropical North Queensland Limited was endorsed unanimously on 8 December 2022 at a Special General Meeting.
> View Constitution

 

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

 

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

Happy Earth Day! 🌏🌱
This year for Earth Day, we’re working to reduce plastic use in Tropical North Queensland, here’s how you can help on your next holiday!

☕️ Reusable water bottles, coffee cups, straws and more! 
🏝️ Support local conservation efforts like beach clean ups
🦋 Choose eco-friendly accommodation, restaurants and tours who are also working to reduce plastic use
🗑️ Reduce and recycle your rubbish (make sure it goes in the right bin and doesn’t end up on the ground!)

Hit the bio link to learn more ☝️

#exploreTNQ #explorecairnsgbr #earthday2024
There’s more than one way to see the Great Barrier Reef, but a Seawalker Helmet Dive has got to be one of the best! Discover this underwater world without even getting your hair wet! 

#exploreTNQ #exploreGBR

[ID: Collection of clips from an underwater helmet dive in the Great Barrier Reef. Featuring yellow tailed fusilers and other fish]
Want an escape from reality? Try @fitzroyisland 🏝️☀️

📸 @jesswardphoto #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia #exploretnq #explorecairnsgbr #greatbarrierreef #island 

[ID: A breathtaking pink and orange sunset over the ocean, with a pier and a boat gently floating on the calm waters. Rainforest covered mountains visible in the distance.]
So, you’re all booked in for your trip to Tropical North Queensland (YAY!) But what do you pack? 🤔🌴 @kellerdiaries is here to help you out! Here are our top tips on what to pack for your next holiday to the tropics:
 
📍 Summer clothes (no jumpers needed ❌)
📍 Sun protection - hat, sunnies and sunscreen
📍 Reusable water bottle and keep cup (if you’re a coffee drinker)
📍Don’t forget your thongs (or flip flops, jandals, whatever you want to call them!)
 
#exporeTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia #packing
If you need a reason to become a morning person, this is it! 🎈No better way to watch the sunrise over the Atherton Tablelands than gliding above it with @hotairballooncairns

#ExploreTNQ #ExplorecairnsGBR #athertontablelands

[ID: sunrise from a hot air balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands]
Are you ready to learn all about the Great Barrier Reef? 🧑‍🏫📖

@masterreefguides @tahnmiller is here to give us all the important @gbrmarinepark facts! Where better to start than right at the very beginning, what is the Great Barrier Reef? 🪸
 
Stay tuned for more reef information and facts with Tahn, and don’t forget to jump on a tour with a Master Reef Guide next time you’re in Tropical North Queensland 🩵

🎥 @queensland 
 
#ExploreTNQ #ThisIsQueensland #SeeAustralia #ExploreCairnsGBR #GreatBarrierReef
If there's one thing we know about those lovely tropical raindrops, it's that it sometimes they make everything just a little more magical! ✨🌴

📍 @lake_barrine_teahouse

🎥 @megannamourr #exploretnq #explorecairnsgbr #athertontablelands
Good morning #Cairns 👋👋 

🎥 @trendy.neo #explorecairnsgbr #exploretnq

[ID Warm orange and yellow sunrise over Cairns]
Winter is only a few months away, you know what that means? It's nearly minke whale season!! 🐋

Did you know that Tropical North Queensland is the only known predictable aggregation in the world & the only place where people are able to swim alongside this majestic animal - book a tour with @mikeballdive @divers_den @prodivecairns or @spiritoffreedomcairns to experience it for yourself 🩵

🎥 @z0moments #exploreTNQ #exploreCairnsGBR #minkewhale #greatbarrierreef

[ID Minke Whales calmly swimming past the camera through the ocean]