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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Accommodation deals for Cairns Summer Sounds
Live music is back in 2021 with four top Australian names performing at Cairns Summer Sounds in February.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TTNQ welcomes Victorian and Sydney borders opening
The Cairns & Great Barrier Reef tourism industry has 125 million reasons to be happy with the confirmation that visitors from Greater Sydney and Victoria will be able to travel from 1 December.
TTNQ welcomes Tourism Minister
Tourism Tropical North Queensland Chief Executive Officer Mark Olsen congratulated the Member for Sandgate Stirling Hinchcliffe on his appointment as Minister for Tourism Development and Member for Cairns Michael Healy on becoming Assistant Minister for Tourism Development.
Taste Summer in the Tropics
You can’t go past a cold beer and a bucket of prawns in summer, but have you tried a Cassowary Cocktail or a Tiger Prawn Schnitzel with pineapple and persimmon?
Dive into Summer in the Tropics
A whole new cast of characters can be spotted during summer on the Great Barrier Reef when light winds and excellent visibility offer optimum conditions for snorkelling and diving from Cairns.
Tourism leader to guide region’s recovery
Tourism industry leader Ken Chapman has been elected Chair of Tourism Tropical North Queensland at the first meeting this week of the new elected TTNQ Board.
TTNQ welcomes newly elected Directors
With Australians most likely to be holidaying at home in 2021, the stage is set for a new year of opportunity for Cairns & Great Barrier Reef and guiding the recovery will be five new faces on the TTNQ Board.
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.
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.
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.