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.

Media Releases
15 Sep 2022
Tropical North Queensland promotes accessible tourism

An Accessibility Hub has been added to the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef destination website to assist travellers with mobility impairment select activities and itineraries for their Tropical North Queensland holiday.

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Media Releases
10 Aug 2022
Interstate boost for Tropical North Queensland

The equivalent of 50 full 737-800 planes of interstate passengers will arrive in Tropical North Queensland before November 20 following a successful campaign to help generate an additional $15 million in visitor spend for the destination.

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Media Releases
3 Aug 2022
UK working holiday maker on winning trip to Cairns

Working on a Great Barrier Reef Island and meeting Tropical North Queensland’s wildlife are on the wish list for a UK woman who has won a first class flight to Australia as part of a major campaign to attract working holiday makers to the destination.

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Media Releases
19 Jul 2022
Ronan Keating to visit Tropical North Queensland

Irish singer and presenter Ronan Keating will be in Port Douglas holidaying with his family before playing in the Survivor Golf Grand Finale at the Mirage Country Club on December 4.

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Media Releases
11 Jul 2022
Flight subsidy to boost Tropical North Queensland visitors

Tourism Tropical North Queensland has announced $100 flight subsidies for interstate visitors to generate an extra 50,000 visitors nights over the next four months.

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Media Releases
29 Jun 2022
Tropical North Queensland sets new domestic records

Strong spending by visitors has brought a record $3 billion tourism expenditure boost to the Tropical North Queensland economy.

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Media Releases
20 Jun 2022
Cairns, the place to be for international tourism buyers

Cairns is the place to be for tourism leaders and decision-makers this November for the nation’s inbound international tourism industry flagship business event, the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) Meeting Place.

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Media Releases
6 Jun 2022
TTNQ campaign targets Working Holiday Makers

A first class international flight and free tours are being used in a Tik Tok campaign to lure international Working Holiday Makers to Tropical North Queensland.

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Media Releases
12 May 2022
International showcase for Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

The Tourism Tropical North Queensland team will join forces with more than 70 products to sell Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef at the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) in Sydney next week.

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Media Releases
28 Apr 2022
World’s top mountain biking event comes to Cairns

Crankworx, the world’s most watched mountain bike event, has announced that Cairns will be added to its World Tour in 2022 and will be held for the next two years at Smithfield’s high-profile rainforest trails.

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Media Releases
11 Apr 2022
Drive North Queensland ready for winter rush

Drive North Queensland has launched the second edition of the Drive North Queensland Map promoting iconic drives including the Great Barrier Reef Drive, Great Tropical Drive, and Epic Cape York.

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Media Releases
8 Apr 2022
Plan for First Nations tourism underway in TNQ

Consultation is about to start on the Tropical North Queensland First Nations Tourism Action Plan with workshops to be held across the region to support the development of Indigenous tourism.

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Media Releases
30 Mar 2022
Domestic visitors spend up in Tropical North Queensland

Australian visitors spent a record $2.7 billion in Tropical North Queensland during 2021 despite the loss of the key Sydney and Melbourne markets for much of the year, according to the National Visitor Survey.

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Media Releases
28 Mar 2022
Cairns welcomes inaugural Singapore Airlines flight

Cairns is once more connected to the rest of the world with the arrival of Singapore Airlines flight SQ203 today.

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Media Releases
22 Mar 2022
Federal funding to reignite international tourism for Cairns

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of $15 million funding for the destination marketing organisation to reignite the region’s $1 billion international visitor economy.

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Media Releases
11 Mar 2022
Tropical North Queensland activation targets eco-conscious Aussies

TTNQ will turn Australia’s online editorial platform Concrete Playground ‘green’ as part of their partnership with Qantas Loyalty and the airline’s new Green tier program.

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Media Releases
7 Feb 2022
Tropical North Queensland welcomes open borders

The Tropical North Queensland tourism industry has welcomed the opening of international borders on February 21.

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Media Releases
7 Feb 2022
Tropical North Queensland tour vouchers up for grabs

North Queenslanders can apply for a $100 voucher to use for Tropical North Queensland tours and experiences such as white-water rafting, river drift snorkelling and cruising to Green and Fitzroy Islands.

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Media Releases
2 Feb 2022
What’s New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

The beginning of 2022 in Tropical North Queensland brings a range of new tours and attractions, accommodation renovations and events, giving you plenty of reasons to visit the region this year.

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Media Releases
19 Jan 2022
Record cycling events in Tropical North Queensland

The world’s oldest rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef, and the accessible outback of Tropical North Queensland are the backdrop for a record 11 cycling and mountain biking events in 2022.

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Media Releases
13 Jan 2022
Create Great to elevate Tropical North Queensland brand

Tropical North Queensland’s brand story will be elevated with new imagery, website optimisation and storytelling through Tourism Tropical North Queensland’s (TTNQ) Create Great program.

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#ExploreTNQ

Lazy days call for sand cay waves 💙⛵️✨

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Hot camping tips…go to Ellis Beach 🌴 With beachfront campsites, spectacular views and incredible local stories to discover you won’t be disappointed 🙌💙

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The hitchhikers guide to the @gbrmarinepark 🐢😉

This remora fish caught a ride with a turtle swimming in the shallows of Green Island 🏝 Do you know why they do this? We want to hear your guesses - let us know in the comments 👇

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It’s cows! 🐮

If you haven’t visited @cowcuddlingco yet, then you’re missing out! Time to live out your dreams of farm life (the fun bits at least) 🤠

Did you know that cow cuddling is scientifically proven to lower your heart rate and relax you? Don’t forget to ask how on your next visit 🙌

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If you’re looking for a cultural experience that really brings the magic, look no further than @mossmangorge 💚  Not only will you find amazing art, great food & an incredible gorge 🦋 But you can also learn all about the Kuku Yalanji people & their connection to the land on a dreamtime walk with Traditional Custodians 👣🌿✨

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