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