News / Media Releases
Keep up to date with the latest news from TTNQ. The following are the most recent media releases for both the media, travel writers and tourism trade.
Great Barrier Reef bursts with new life as billions of coral babies are born
Last night, in an explosion of colour and a show-stopping sign of life, billions of coral babies were born on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Cairns, marking another milestone in the ongoing story of life on the Reef.
Youth & Adventure marketing campaign launched
Diving, white water rafting, canyoning, sailing and hot air ballooning are part of a new campaign to entice the youth and adventure market north.
TTNQ welcomes vaccination certainty
Tourism Tropical North Queensland congratulated the Queensland Premier on her decisive action in providing certainty around vaccinations from December 17.
Drive North Queensland website launched
A dedicated website showcasing the diverse drives in North Queensland has been launched on the back of a bumper year for drive tourism.
Awards celebrate TNQ tourism excellence
Pioneers and young achievers were recognised at the 2021 Simon George & Sons TNQ Tourism Industry Excellence Awards at Rainforestation Nature Park in Kuranda
What’s New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
With a range of new tours and attractions, food and beverage options, and a hotel opening, Tropical North Queensland is a must-visit destination for summer and the upcoming holiday season.
New Directors elected to TTNQ
The director of a pioneering family-owned tourism group and the general manager of an Aboriginal trust with investments in the Daintree and the Savannah Way have been elected to the Board of Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) at the 2021 Annual General Meeting on October 21.
TTNQ to host industry-first webinar: The Greater Purpose of Travel
Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) have partnered with Pinstripe Media to host a thought-provoking 1-hour webinar, ‘The Greater Purpose of Travel’, on Friday 22 October at 11.30am AEST.
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef Travel Bonus launches
Visitors spending more than $1,000 on their Tropical North Queensland holiday will receive an extra $250 to spend on tours as part of a campaign promoting interstate travel to the destination and supporting the region’s recovery.
Tourism job losses to escalate by Christmas
Another 3,150 jobs will be lost by Christmas shrinking the tourism workforce to half its pre-pandemic size, according to new research from the Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF).
$600m joint Government support for businesses
The Commonwealth and Queensland Governments have reached a 50/50 funding agreement for a $600 million package to help Queensland businesses.
Tourism Tropical North Queensland calls for business support
Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has called for immediate wage support for the industry which is losing $10 million a day while Cairns is in lockdown.
Tropical North Qld Tourism Excellence Awards return
Two new categories have been added to the Simon George & Sons TNQ Tourism Industry Excellence Awards which open for nominations today (June 15).
John O’Sullivan joins TTNQ Board
Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has appointed Experience Co Chief Executive Officer John O’Sullivan to the Board of Directors.
TTNQ partners with PEPR Agency
Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has appointed PEPR Agency as their preferred communications partner to drive visitation to Cairns and Great Barrier Reef.
New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
Summer lives on in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef with new tours, food and beverage options aimed at domestic travellers seeking adventure and relaxation in an international destination.
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef operators in a spin for holiday vouchers
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef tourism operators are revved for a busy Easter and the lead-up to the region’s peak domestic season being boosted by the announcement of the Cairns Holiday Dollars campaign.
Yidinji welcome for ARIA winner Amy Shark in Cairns
Internationally acclaimed Aussie singer/songwriter Amy Shark was treated to a Welcome to Country performance by Indigenous cultural group Minjil before her live show at the Cairns Performing Arts Centre on Saturday.
Wotif awards Cairns top town
Cairns has been awarded the 2021 Wotif Aussie Town of the Year. Now in its fourth year, the awards spotlight deserving destinations around the country for their contribution to local tourism.
Accommodation deals for Cairns Summer Sounds
Live music is back in 2021 with four top Australian names performing at Cairns Summer Sounds in February.