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.
TTNQ secures five-year Cairns Regional Council funding
Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has secured a $16.5 million five-year funding agreement with Cairns Regional Council.
Skyrail Chairman to chair TTNQ Board
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Chairman Ken Chapman has been appointed to the Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) Board and, subject to the approval of the incoming Board, will take on the role of Chair when it becomes vacant at the Annual General Meeting in October.
Pro cyclists swap bikes for snorkels on Great Barrier Reef
Five professional cyclists visiting Cairns for the annual Prime Tour of the Tropics have swapped their bikes for snorkels to watch a turtle being released on the Great Barrier Reef today (August 14).
TTNQ appoints Marketing Manager
Tourism Tropical North Queensland has appointed Marketing Manager Lani Strathearn to spearhead the rollout of the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef brand.
New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
Tourism operators in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef have been innovating and reinvigorating while their doors have been closed and now they are ready to take visitors on new journeys exploring the largest reef on Earth, the world’s oldest rainforest and the accessible outback.
New Zealand PM invited to holiday in Cairns
Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has sent a formal invitation to New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Adern and her family to holiday in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef.
Drive North Queensland campaign launches State-wide
The Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region is ready to take bookings from Queenslanders following the announcement of travel being permitted within the State.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region
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.
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.
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.