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
24 Nov 2021
Great Barrier Reef bursts with new life as billions of coral babies are born

Last night, in an explosion of colour and a show-stopping sign of life, billions of coral babies were born on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Cairns, marking another milestone in the ongoing story of life on the Reef.

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Media Releases
23 Nov 2021
Youth & Adventure marketing campaign launched

Diving, white water rafting, canyoning, sailing and hot air ballooning are part of a new campaign to entice the youth and adventure market north.

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Media Releases
9 Nov 2021
TTNQ welcomes vaccination certainty

Tourism Tropical North Queensland congratulated the Queensland Premier on her decisive action in providing certainty around vaccinations from December 17.

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Media Releases
3 Nov 2021
Drive North Queensland website launched

A dedicated website showcasing the diverse drives in North Queensland has been launched on the back of a bumper year for drive tourism.

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Media Releases
23 Oct 2021
Awards celebrate TNQ tourism excellence

Pioneers and young achievers were recognised at the 2021 Simon George & Sons TNQ Tourism Industry Excellence Awards at Rainforestation Nature Park in Kuranda

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Media Releases
22 Oct 2021
What’s New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

With a range of new tours and attractions, food and beverage options, and a hotel opening, Tropical North Queensland is a must-visit destination for summer and the upcoming holiday season.

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Media Releases
21 Oct 2021
New Directors elected to TTNQ

The director of a pioneering family-owned tourism group and the general manager of an Aboriginal trust with investments in the Daintree and the Savannah Way have been elected to the Board of Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) at the 2021 Annual General Meeting on October 21.

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Media Releases
14 Oct 2021
TTNQ to host industry-first webinar: The Greater Purpose of Travel

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) have partnered with Pinstripe Media to host a thought-provoking 1-hour webinar, ‘The Greater Purpose of Travel’, on Friday 22 October at 11.30am AEST.

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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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Dam that’s a nice view 🌊😉 Say hello to #KoombooloombaDam, a spot frequented by skiers, anglers & campers alike 🏕🎣 Located west of #Tully, about 40km from #Ravenshoe, this dam was actually built with the purpose of hydroelectric power generation, but we think it’s a nice place for a getaway (to the outdoorsy kind at least!) 🌿
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Is it a possum? Is it a monkey? No, it’s a climbing kangaroo! 🦘🌴 

@tropicalnorthqueensland is home to @australia’s only two species of tree kangaroos - the Lumholtz’s & the Bennett’s tree kangaroos 🌿☀️ These furry faces are notoriously elusive & difficult to spot, even more so because of their solitary nature. Males are known to be aggressive to others entering their territory but, they tend to hang out in the canopy & are most active at night, so you’ll count yourself lucky if you even spot one in the wild 😴✨ 

Best places to spot tree kangaroos? Rainforest areas on the @athertontablelands, like at @nerada_tea ☕️ Didn’t spot one on your travels? Head to @rainforestation or @wildlifehabitat to check out their resident roos 🙌
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It's beginning to look like Christmas on the #CairnsEsplanade 🎄☀️ Palm trees are swaying, lights are twinkling & the decorations have been dusted off for another year as we count down the days until Santa arrives 🎅Where better to get a view of this magnificent tree than from atop Oaks Cairns Hotel at @oakandvinerestaurant? 🍹
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Did you see the Christmas tree light up last week? ✨​

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Nothing beats the pastels of sunset at #FourMileBeach in @portdouglasdaintree 🌴🌅 This magical spot is one of @tropicalnorthqueensland's most famed beaches & it's not hard to see why ☀️Take to the sands by bicycle, hire a sun lounge & spend your day relaxing under the shade of an umbrella or take a dip in the calm waters ⛱🌺 Here you’ll also find the trailhead to Flagstaff Hill & plenty places to eat within walking distance 🌴 Anywhere you stay in Port Douglas is far from the beach, but there are a number of accommodation options where you’ll walk right out onto the beach 🐚✨
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There’s something sow amazing about gardens, right? 😉

If you’re a little bit of a green thumb, you might want to spend a little time exploring this beauty in Cairns 🍃 The Flecker Botanic Gardens are home to an incredible array of plants & wildlife (mainly birds, but we could watch them all day! 🦜) Try a tour of the garden, check out the visitor information centre & let the kids explore their inner nature fanatic with the fortnightly activity program for children under five - there’s crafts, stories, sing alongs & garden discovery walks! 🌿

If you’re looking for a little more action, just a short walk or drive down the road you’ll find the Tanks Arts Centre & the many arrow walking trails 🥾🎭

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A new perspective on a old classic...like, really old 🌴🙌 If you’d prefer your history lesson taught outside the classroom, then point your compass west & get ready to step back in time ⏱👈 The Chillagoe-Mungana Caves began to form 400 million years ago when the landscape was covered by a shallow sea 🌊⛰️ No, you won’t find batman hiding out in here, but you might be lucky enough to spot some bats! 🦇 Ripe with natural & cultural heritage, this incredible place is only a 3hr drive from #Cairns on the @athertontablelands 🚙
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