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
18 Sep 2021
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef Travel Bonus launches

Visitors spending more than $1,000 on their Tropical North Queensland holiday will receive an extra $250 to spend on tours as part of a campaign promoting interstate travel to the destination and supporting the region’s recovery.

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Media Releases
23 Aug 2021
Tourism job losses to escalate by Christmas

Another 3,150 jobs will be lost by Christmas shrinking the tourism workforce to half its pre-pandemic size, according to new research from the Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF).

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Media Releases
13 Aug 2021
$600m joint Government support for businesses

The Commonwealth and Queensland Governments have reached a 50/50 funding agreement for a $600 million package to help Queensland businesses.

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Media Releases
9 Aug 2021
Tourism Tropical North Queensland calls for business support

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has called for immediate wage support for the industry which is losing $10 million a day while Cairns is in lockdown.

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Media Releases
16 Jun 2021
Tropical North Qld Tourism Excellence Awards return

Two new categories have been added to the Simon George & Sons TNQ Tourism Industry Excellence Awards which open for nominations today (June 15).

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Media Releases
2 Jun 2021
John O’Sullivan joins TTNQ Board

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has appointed Experience Co Chief Executive Officer John O’Sullivan to the Board of Directors.

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Media Releases
21 May 2021
TTNQ partners with PEPR Agency

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has appointed PEPR Agency as their preferred communications partner to drive visitation to Cairns and Great Barrier Reef.

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Media Releases
26 Mar 2021
New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

Summer lives on in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef with new tours, food and beverage options aimed at domestic travellers seeking adventure and relaxation in an international destination.

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Media Releases
8 Mar 2021
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef operators in a spin for holiday vouchers

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef tourism operators are revved for a busy Easter and the lead-up to the region’s peak domestic season being boosted by the announcement of the Cairns Holiday Dollars campaign.

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Media Releases
1 Mar 2021
Yidinji welcome for ARIA winner Amy Shark in Cairns

Internationally acclaimed Aussie singer/songwriter Amy Shark was treated to a Welcome to Country performance by Indigenous cultural group Minjil before her live show at the Cairns Performing Arts Centre on Saturday.

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Newsletters
24 Feb 2021
Wotif awards Cairns top town

Cairns has been awarded the 2021 Wotif Aussie Town of the Year. Now in its fourth year, the awards spotlight deserving destinations around the country for their contribution to local tourism.

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Media Releases
15 Jan 2021
Accommodation deals for Cairns Summer Sounds

Live music is back in 2021 with four top Australian names performing at Cairns Summer Sounds in February.

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Media Releases
7 Jan 2021
TTNQ salutes Tjapukai

Tourism Tropical North Queensland Chief Executive Officer Mark Olsen said the industry’s thoughts were with the staff of Tjapukai following news that it would close.

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Media Releases
17 Dec 2020
Give a great experience this Christmas

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) is urging people to give their loved ones a tour experience to help keep locals in jobs.

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Media Releases
11 Dec 2020
Discover a Summer in the Tropics adventure

Summer has arrived in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef and with it will be the best adventure rainforest experiences of the year.

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Media Releases
8 Dec 2020
Experience tropical luxury this summer

Summer is when the rainforest comes to life in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef. Warm rains enhance the vibrant greens of the Wet Tropics, cassowaries emerge with their chicks, and waterholes offer an inviting place to cool off.

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Media Releases
3 Dec 2020
Giant Cairns snorkeller arrives in Sydney

A giant snorkeller is floating in Darling Harbour inviting Australians to holiday in ‘Cairns & Great Barrier Reef’ and discover why the tropical destination is the preferred summer playground for visitors from around the world.

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Say hello to the breathtaking #WauaIslet, located just off #MerIsland in the Torres Strait 🏝🐚 There are very few relatively undiscovered places left in the world, so it’s pretty incredible that one lies just off the coast of @tropicalnorthqueensland 💫 With white beaches, volcanic peaks, lush forest & rocky inlets the #TorresStrait is nothing short of amazing 🌴🦋 The beautiful turquoise waters are home to an array of marine life & the islands’ rich history is unlike any other 🐠👣 When the time comes, you won’t want to miss this amazing place ☀️​
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Yeah, yeah, we know you've seen #MissionBeach a lot lately 🏝 But how could you possibly get sick of looking at something so stunning? 💫🐚 
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​Snuggly tucked along @tropicalcoastqueensland, Mission beach & its 14 kms of golden beaches are one of @australia’s best-kept secrets & we’re about to tell you why ☀️ It’s not just sandy shores & nearby islands, we’ve also got river rafting, cool spa pools, hidden alcoves & a chocolate factory just to name a few 🦋

Click the bio link to find out more about Mission Beach 👆
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Who knew baby bats could be so cute?! 😍 This 7 month old spectacled flying fox belongs to an endangered species - one of many species found around @tropicalnorthqueensland 🍃 Discover the different species, how they are cared for & the importance of bats in the ecosystem on a tour at @TolgaBatHospital 🦇
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​What started as an adoption process of just two bats has turned into the Tolga Bat Hospital, with the team rescuing over 1000 orphaned & displaced bats each year! Whether you join a tour, offer a donation, pick up something from the gift store or become a member of the hospital, you can leave the @athertontablelands knowing you’ve contributed to the survival of the species ✨ 
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No matter how many times you see it, a beautiful snap of the famous #MillaaMillaaFalls is undeniably breathtaking 💦🍃 This @wettropicsworldheritage listed 18m plunge is the centrepiece of what’s known as the Waterfall Circuit 🚘🌴 While you’re here, don’t forget to explore the other gems of the @athertontablelands - #ZillieFalls & #EllinjaaFalls just to name a few 💫 

Keep your eyes peeled for an electric blue Ulysses Butterfly fluttering about on your travels 🦋
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​If you've ever imagined what an underwater sunset would look like, the coral at #ospreyreef has to be pretty close 🌅 Want to check out this incredible dive site for yourself? Hop on a liveaboard experience with @mikeballdive for the ultimate @gbrmarinepark adventure ⛵️ With expeditions departing from #Cairns, ranging from 3-7 nights, there’s no shortage of excitement to be had 🤿 

If diving into the deep isn’t quite up your alley, you can still get your underwater fix on dry land at the @cairns_aquarium 🐠
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Calling all adventure seekers! 🗣 If your idea of a good time includes bungy jumping from a 50m-high tower then you’re going to love @tropicalnorthqueensland 💫🌿 Reach new heights in #Cairns at @australia’s one & only bungy jump! 🤸‍♂️ Located just 20 minutes north of the city, you’ll be treated to views over the stunning Coral Sea as you jump or swing your way back to ground level 🍃🙌 
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​With the addition of a brand new experience on the way, this is where you discover REAL adventure 😉

📸 @thebucketlis #explorecairnsGBR #exploreTNQ #seeaustralia #thisisqueensland