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.
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.
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).
$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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.