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Team effort for growth pays off!

Team Effort for Tourism Growth Pays Off! Earlier this month, Tourism Research Australia (TRA) released the official IVS (International Visitor Survey) and NVS (National Visitor Survey) data to the year ending September 2018, which revealed some fantastic growth for Queensland… Read more »

International Visitor Growth doesn’t “just happen”

International Visitors right across our Capricorn region and greater Southern Great Barrier Reef destination have continued to grow over the past few years, with one of the highest regional percentage growth rates in Queensland. Whilst international numbers from our key… Read more »

Record wins for Capricorn Region and Southern Great Barrier Reef destination at Queensland Tourism Awards 2018!

A record four (4) Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards for the Capricorn Region and a record fourteen (14) Awards across the greater Southern Great Barrier Reef (SGBR) Destination were taken out at this year’s Annual Queensland Tourism Awards at the… Read more »

Southern Great Barrier Reef Region Breaks Tourism Records

Tourism has solidified its position as a pillar in our local economy according to new data released yesterday (Tuesday 2nd October) showcasing record high results. The National Visitor Survey data is released by Tourism Events Queensland, and recent figures revealed… Read more »

That’s the spirit! Fabulous food and distilled delights give our region a boost!

Delicious gourmet delights, seriously good coffee and quality locally made spirits, are just part of the Capricorn region’s array of options that will get your taste buds watering.  Right on the ocean’s doorstep, our fantastic part of the Southern Great… Read more »

National Geographic Traveller UK visits Pumpkin Island!

Thanks to Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ), as part of their Global Great Barrier Reef media familiarisation program, we recently hosted Tamsin Wressell, Editor at National Geographic Traveller (UK) as part of her two week visit to Queensland and her… Read more »

Boutique cruise ship explores the Keppels!

Another FIRST for our region, on Monday 18th June, we welcomed cruise company Silversea as the ‘Silver Discoverer’ sailed through the Keppels, docking in close proximity to Great Keppel Island, overlooking the main beach accommodation and activity in stunning winter… Read more »

Global goddess visits twice in a month

Last month we were also thrilled to host Christine Retschlag, world renowned travel writer based in Brisbane.  Editor and journalist, “The Global Goddess”, has spent 29 years working on newspapers and magazines in Australia, Hong Kong, London and Singapore.  Christine… Read more »

Tourism Trade love our destination

A six night stay just wasn’t enough for Sandra Feustel, General Manager Product & Client Relations, Pan Pacific Travel Australia (one of Australia’s major Inbound Tour Operators established in 1984).  With husband Frank, Sandra experienced a number of our accommodation… Read more »

Social Influencer visits Central Highlands

Social influencer, Matt Williams, was last week exploring the Central Highlands region as part of activity conducted by Capricorn Enterprise and the Southern Great Barrier Reef regions. Matt was commissioned to capture imagery, videos and write blogs that showcase the… Read more »