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
25 May 2020
Tourism industry calls for North Qld travel bubble

The tourism industry is calling for a North Queensland bubble allowing unrestricted travel in the Cairns, Whitsundays, Mackay and Outback regions by June 12 when Stage 2 COVID-19 restrictions start.

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Media Releases
9 Apr 2020
Easter challenge to showcase Tropical North Queensland

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) is challenging the community to use household items to recreate their favourite Tropical North Queensland activity as a stop motion, video, collage or photo while they are staying in at home over the Easter break.

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Media Releases
3 Apr 2020
TTNQ plans domestic market recovery

The Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) Board has signed off on key initiatives to target recovery in the domestic market.

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Media Releases
31 Mar 2020
TTNQ welcomes JobKeeper payment

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of the JobKeeper payment as a lifeline for businesses needing to retain staff while they are not allowed to trade.

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Media Releases
11 Mar 2020
Visitors to become Cairns & Great Barrier Reef custodians

Visitors to Cairns & Great Barrier Reef will leave as custodians, revitalised by the beauty of nature and its connection to ancient Indigenous culture.

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Media Releases
11 Mar 2020
What is so GREAT about Cairns & Great Barrier Reef?

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
See Great, Leave Greater
Inspiring visitors to leave as custodians of the region

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Media Releases
24 Feb 2020
New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

A wellness on the reef voyage, the third of the Crystalbrook Collection Resorts, and a new centre for Indigenous art are among the new experiences in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef.

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Media Releases
24 Feb 2020
Live map shows health of Great Barrier Reef

A map showcasing daily underwater vision of the sites visited by tour vessels in the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region has been launched by Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ).

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Media Releases
16 Feb 2020
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef conferences help environment

Wildlife and environment conservation charities will benefit from conferences being held in five leading Cairns hotels in 2020 with the launch of the Nurturing Nature program.

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Media Releases
14 Feb 2020
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef shows support for China

Tourism operators in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef are being urged to share a message of support for China by making a short video to distribute to tourism trade partners.

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Media Releases
13 Dec 2019
Tourism industry urged to support domestic campaign

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) is seeking to deliver more than $40 million in sales to TTNQ members and generate some $50 million in advertising value and awareness through a 2020 domestic campaign.

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Media Releases
6 Dec 2019
Summer brings new life to Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

Tropical fruits are ripening, wildlife is awakening, and waterfalls will soon be pumping as Summer unfolds in two parts in the Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region. The world’s oldest living culture, Australia’s Aboriginal people, look to nature to determine the time of year with their six-season calendar marking the changes in their environment.

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Media Releases
8 Nov 2019
Take a Daintree digital detox before Christmas

Need a digital detox before the Christmas frenzy begins? The Daintree is one of the last must-do destinations where you can go off the grid and detox without sacrificing comfort and activities galore.

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Media Releases
18 Oct 2019
Tropical North Queensland welcomes travel writers

Australia’s top travel writers are converging on Tropical North Queensland this week to tour the region and hold their annual conference.

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Media Releases
19 Oct 2019
TNQ tourism industry celebrates success

The achievements and successes of the local tourism industry were celebrated last night (October 18) at the 2019 Tropical North Queensland Tourism Industry Excellence Awards, held at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

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Media Releases
17 Oct 2019
Sustainability a part of tourism in Cairns region

Kangaroo poo hoovered up for fertiliser alongside the Wet Tropics rainforest and free electric car charging stations are among the sustainability initiatives in Tropical North Queensland.

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Media Releases
24 Sep 2019
New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region
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Media Releases
30 Aug 2019
Great Barrier Reef 2019 Outlook Report

TTNQ CEO Pip Close attended a Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) briefing today on the 2019 Outlook Report for the Great Barrier Reef.

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Media Releases
30 Aug 2019
Great Barrier Reef’s stories revealed

Visitors to the Great Barrier Reef are learning about the diversity and complexities of the world’s largest coral reef system from a group of qualified storytellers.
Image: Calypso Reef imagery | Master Reef Guide Pablo Cogollos takes passengers on Sunlover Reef Cruises on a snorkelling tour.

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Media Releases
28 Aug 2019
Drive alongside the Great Barrier Reef

Stopping to enjoy the sights along the Great Barrier Reef Drive has become easier with the installation of more than 143 road signs featuring images of swaying palm trees to help drivers find their way.

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Media Releases
14 Aug 2019
TTNQ appoints Mark Olsen as CEO

Tourism professional Mark Olsen, who has been driving Brisbane’s 2031 vision as a destination, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ).

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