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RECORD Holiday makers and Overnight Visitor Spend (OVE) to Southern Great Barrier Reef destination to year ending September 2021!

Tourism Research Australia data for the year ending September 2021 released this week revealed that the Southern Great Barrier Reef (SGBR) destination, is one of the best performing in the State, despite the ongoing effects of COVID-19 to the Queensland… Read more »

Rockhampton Zoo welcomes baby chimpanzee!

The Rockhampton community is celebrating with a cute little bundle welcomed at Rockhampton Zoo over the weekend. Mum Leakey and dad Alon welcomed their new arrival on 8th December, and Leakey has been so relaxed as a second time mother,… Read more »

A ‘hole’ world of Jurassic fun has opened on the Capricorn Coast

Following successful funding through State Government’s Growing Tourism Infrastructure Fund in 2020, the team from Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary have officially opened the first stage of their $800,000 project – Capricorn Dinosaur Mini Golf Yeppoon. “Our team is so excited… Read more »

Legal Lunch informs local businesses

Approximately 60 local business owners and Capricorn Enterprise Members attended the Legal Lunch on Tuesday 8th December to learn more about topical legal issues with Jonathan Mamaril, NB Lawyers, and Melanie Findlay, Rees R & Sydney Jones. With the first… Read more »

Lyndsay is ready to inspire future generations as a Young Tourism Leader

Keppel Dive owner/operator and local Master Reef Guide, Lyndsay Appleton has just been appointed in the latest intake of Young Tourism Leaders in Brisbane Tuesday morning after being nominated and endorsed by Capricorn Enterprise. Formally accepting her new position from… Read more »

COVID mandate signage, worker shortages & micro credential information

With state government mandates being enforced from 17 December for hospitality, entertainment businesses and tourism experiences, signage has been provided for businesses in regards to vaccination status: From 17 December – Proof of vaccination will be required sign Proof of vaccination… Read more »

Celebrating the Beef Industry’s Shining Stars

The 2021 Graeme Acton Beef Connections Program wraps up … a true celebration of the Beef Industry’s shining stars! The thick fog blanketing Toowoomba last Thursday 25 and Friday 26 November served as a fitting metaphor for the shining stars… Read more »

Central Queensland Olympic and Paralympic Games Taskforce – Call for Expressions of Interest

At the initial meeting of the Central Queensland Olympic and Paralympics Games Taskforce, consistent themes and expectations of stakeholders of the Taskforce included a proper governance structure, clear and achievable goals, a non-political agenda, with an achievable timeline. Feedback received… Read more »

The best of the best awarded at gala celebration

Rockhampton came to life with cheers, support, and encouragement on Saturday night as the winners of eight award categories were announced during the 2021 Best in Business gala event. Hosted by Capricorn Enterprise in conjunction with the Capricornia Chamber of… Read more »

Tourism Australia industry update

Sunday 21st November marked the start of quarantine-free travel for fully vaccinated citizens from Singapore to Australia, with Tourism Australia launching a new campaign Yours to Explore. On Monday the Prime Minister delivered further good news  with the announcement of quarantine-free travel for fully vaccinated citizens… Read more »