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The Southern Great Barrier Reef (SGBR) Destination continues to shine, after winning a Queensland Tourism Award last month for Destination Marketing, domestic numbers and their dollar spend continue to grow as visitors discover some of the best experiences in Queensland!… Read more »


MEDIA STATEMENT – BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR CAPRICORN ENTERPRISE Capricorn Enterprise Chief Executive Mary Carroll said “funding from Rockhampton Regional Council has reduced substantially over the years to the current $105,000 per annum to operate the Rockhampton Visitor Information Centre… Read more »

Sydney Sales Trip

This week, Capricorn Enterprise CEO Mary Carroll is pleased to lead our annual sales trip with Tourism Trade Ready operators to sell our Southern Great Barrier Reef (SGBR) Destination to Inbound Tour Operators (ITO’s) based in Sydney. An inbound tour… Read more »

Everyone can promote our region!

Last week’s newsletter highlighted the new Tourism and Events Queensland campaign “I know just the place” and how locals can get involved by visiting and writing about your favourite locations. You can also help promote our amazing destination by… Read more »

‘I know just the place’ Queensland tourism campaign!

‘I know just the place’  is something most of us have said at one time or another to our visitors from within Australia and overseas. As locals we know our area better than anyone else; we know all those gorgeous… Read more »

Queensland Weekender – Barra Bounty & Keppel Bay Marina

Keppel Bay Marina Keppel Bay Marina in Roslyn Bay is north of Rockhampton and is the launching pad for plenty of leisure experiences on the Capricorn Coast. The good news for recreational anglers is that this is a net-free fishing… Read more »

Queensland Resource Council State of the Sector Forum Key Learnings

QLD RESOURCES SECTOR: 1) Resource regions need to support the industry and be “more vocal” with that support; 2) Resource companies contribute significant finances to government via royalties. These royalties are finite and need to be matched by demonstrated government… Read more »

Capricornia Business Awards Winners

2016 Capricornia Business Awards – Congratulations to all! In excess of 350 special guests representing local businesses celebrated the 2016 Capricornia Business Awards held at the Rockhampton Leagues Club on Friday evening November 11. The Awards were sponsored by the Livingstone… Read more »

Southern Great Barrier Reef shines at Queensland Tourism Awards

Southern Great Barrier Reef tourism operators have taken out three accolades at this year’s Queensland Tourism Awards, which celebrate the dedicated individuals and successful operators of the state’s $23 billion tourism industry. The Southern Great Barrier Reef destination, incorporating the… Read more »

New strategy driving jobs in CQ’s education sector

The Palaszczuk Government has launched a comprehensive plan working with CQ University to encourage and grow Queensland’s international education and training (IET) industry. Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said this strategy would stimulate Central Queensland’s already strong IET industry with… Read more »