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.
TNQ First Nations Tourism Action Plan to grow capacity
Work is underway to implement the newly launched Tropical North Queensland First Nations Tourism Action Plan and embrace the full potential of Indigenous tourism in the region.
Cairns showcases a week of Business Events
A conference for one of Australia’s leading event management companies is kicking off a bumper week of business event activities in Cairns from Monday (March 27) showcasing the destination’s capability to host sustainable meetings, conferences and incentives.
Great Barrier Reef conservation tied to tourism
Conservation projects on the Great Barrier Reef are becoming more visible to the public as tourism operators showcase the important role they play in caring for the world’s largest and most diverse reef.
Cairns Hosts Peak Strata Title Conference
The North Queensland insurance crisis is among the topics under discussion at the Strata Community Association Queensland annual conference at the Cairns Convention Centre today and tomorrow (March 2 – 3).
Tropical North Queensland promotes accessible tourism
People of all abilities will be able to research their Tropical North Queensland holiday more comfortably with the addition of an accessibility widget on the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef destination website.
What’s New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef (March 2023)
For more information go to cairnsgreatbarrierreef.com
Sustainable Travel Hub launches in Tropical North Queensland
Travellers can easily find interactive conservation projects, immersive cultural experiences and eco-certified operators with the launch of the Tropical North Queensland Sustainable Travel Hub today (February 3).
Record $4 billion visitor spend for Tropical North Queensland
A record number of Australian holidaymakers staying longer in Tropical North Queensland has delivered the region its fifth consecutive quarterly record with domestic expenditure reaching $4 billion for the year ending September 2022.
New direct flight from Tokyo Haneda to Cairns announced
Virgin Australia will launch direct flights from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to Cairns from June 2023 bringing more than 30,000 additional visitors to Queensland.
Transport to go green in Tropical North Queensland
Visitors to the Great Barrier Reef will enjoy the silence on the reef with zero-emission scenic flights and a hybrid-electric catamaran under development for the Cairns Reef Fleet.
Australia’s first offshore nursery gives birth
Corals grown in Australia’s first offshore coral nursery at Fitzroy Island off Cairns have spawned for the first time after being planted on the Great Barrier Reef four years ago.
Awards celebrate TNQ tourism excellence
A record number of submissions were received for the 2022 Simon George & Sons TNQ Tourism Industry Excellence Awards held at the Hilton Cairns last night (October 28).
Well Traveller TV finds wellness in Tropical North Queensland
Tropical North Queensland will appear in this week’s episode of Well Traveller TV, Australia’s first wellness travel show which premiered on Sunday 23 October on Network 10.
New Directors elected at TTNQ 2022 AGM
Two new Directors have been elected to the Board of Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) and four Directors re-elected at the 2022 Annual General Meeting.
What’s New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef (Oct 2022)
With summer just around the corner, Cairns & Great Barrier Reef introduces new tours and attractions, accommodation options, and food and beverage offerings, making it the perfect destination ahead of the upcoming holiday season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.