Latest 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.
China Eastern announces seasonal services to Cairns
China Eastern Airlines will operate seasonal services from Shanghai to Cairns bringing Chinese visitors directly into the region for the Chinese New Year celebrations in 2024 and injecting up to $3 million into the local economy.
TNQ operators awarded
Tropical North Queensland operators took home 14 wins across 10 categories at the Queensland Tourism Industry Council’s Queensland Tourism Awards ceremony at the Cairns Convention Centre on Friday night.
TTNQ launches global campaigns to boost visitation
Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has launched its first global trade campaigns for the ‘Cairns & Great Barrier Reef’ brand partnering with Expedia and Trip.com for activity in seven key international markets
Tropical North Queensland to host Australia Next
Tourism Australia’s signature incentive showcase will return in 2024 with the event, normally held every two years, to be held in Tropical North Queensland, as Australia continues to rebuild a strong pipeline of international business events.
Great Barrier Reef gives birth to next generation of corals
Researchers, tourism operators and Traditional Owners are poised to analyse the next generation of corals on the Great Barrier Reef after the start of the annual coral spawn was recorded last night (November 2) on Moore Reef, 47km east of Cairns.
Tropical North Queensland celebrates tourism excellence
The Tropical North Queensland tourism industry celebrated a year of record achievement at the 2023 Expedia Group TNQ Tourism Industry Excellence Awards at the Cairns Convention Centre on last night (27 October).
John O’Sullivan to Chair TTNQ Board
Experience Co Limited Chief Executive Officer John O’Sullivan has been appointed Chair of Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) at the Annual General Meeting today (October 19).
First Nations tourism flourishing in Tropical North Qld
Australian holiday travellers experiencing Indigenous tourism in Tropical North Queensland are spending almost three times more than they did before the pandemic and staying longer in the destination.
Tara Bennett to join Tourism Tropical North Qld in 2024
Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has appointed Tara Bennett to the position of General Manager – Partnerships and Events starting in early 2024.
Travel for good on a Tropical North Queensland expedition
Expeditions exploring the World Heritage-listed reef and rainforest in Tropical North Queensland are giving travellers the opportunity to understand the global importance of these ecosystems and help the organisations caring for their future.
Dive courses attract internationals to Cairns
Planners introduced to sustainable Cairns events
Australia’s leading event planners have been gifted a tree to increase the habitat of tree kangaroos on the Atherton Tablelands in Tropical North Queensland as a thank you for attending the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef Business Events Regional Showcase in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this week.
Sam Bloom showcases inclusive travel in TNQ
Sam Bloom, the two-time World Para Surfing champion and inspiration behind the movie Penguin Bloom,
starring Naomi Watts, arrives in Cairns (July 31) with her family for a holiday showcasing inclusive
Tropical North Queensland tourism experiences.
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.
What’s New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef – June 2023
News and updates on tours and attractions, accommodation, food and beverage, and events
Interstate visitors boost TNQ tourism numbers
High-spending Sydney visitors helped to grow interstate travel to Tropical North Queensland for the year ending March 2023 generating a $2.6 billion boost to the economy, according to Tourism Research Australia’s National Visitor Survey figures released today.
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.
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.