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Empire Rockhampton, Kortes Resort, Island View Caravan Park and Fisherman’s Beach Holiday Park announce 2022 Travelers’ Choice Awards

TripAdvisor – the world’s largest travel guidance platform has announced the 2022 Travelers’ Choice Awards, with Empire Rockhampton, Kortes Resort, Island View Caravan Park and Fisherman’s Beach Holiday Park taking out wins for our destination. Based on millions of reviews… Read more »

Bonza pens an open letter to Australian travellers as it prepares for wheels-up

Australia’s new and only independent low-cost airline is taking off in 2022, enabling Australians to explore more of their own backyard at low-cost prices. Bonza’s initial route map includes 27 routes to 17 destinations including Rockhampton. Bonza has released an… Read more »

Iconic local Jeremy Marou fronts Capricorn Enterprise’s 2022 Top Tourism Town entry

Voting has commenced for Queensland Tourism Industry Council’s 2022 Top Tourism Town Awards and Capricorn Enterprise is calling on the local community to vote for Yeppoon as their favourite town. Falling just shy of first place to Noosa in 2021,… Read more »

Plastic Free Places hits 11 million pieces of Single Use Plastics Removed

In the five years since its inception, the Plastic Free Places (PFP) program, run by the Boomerang Alliance, has eliminated, or removed over 11 million single use takeaway plastic items from use. That includes plastic straws, cutlery, coffee cups, lids,… Read more »

Swim Around Keppel Returns July 2022 – Family fun on the Capricorn Coast

One of Australia’s longest swimming marathons is back for another splash in 2022, as Swim Around Keppel (SAK) returns to our Keppel Bay waters on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July. This one-of-a-kind event will see swimmers from all around… Read more »

Poinciana on point with new upgrades

Poinciana Tourist Park, centrally located in Cooee Bay, Yeppoon, has long been an ideal stop for big rigs, caravans, campervans, tents, and those seeking basic cabin accommodation. But since changing hands in 2021, the Park has undergone significant changes, taking… Read more »

A new partnership to promote, present and protect our natural assets

Nature and tourism go hand in hand. Our international and domestic visitors are increasingly seeking wide open spaces and experiences that bring them closer to the natural environment. From our savannahs to our rainforests and Great Barrier Reef, the importance of… Read more »

Regional Economic Update

Learn and Connect Lunch Scheduled as a business luncheon on 29th of April, our Regional Economic Update features Regional Development Australia Central and Western Queensland’s Strategic Regional Plan, along with the opportunity to engage with Windlab following Dr Andrew Forrest’s… Read more »

QTIC Summary of the 2022-23 Federal Budget

Workforce and skills support Measures to improve workforce shortages and skills training With unemployment so low and businesses grappling with a tight labour market, the federal government has introduced a new $2.8 billion investment to support apprenticeships. New apprentices in priority… Read more »

Stanwell commits CQ’s hydrogen future

The future is looking clean for Central Queensland with Queensland Government owned energy company, Stanwell Corporation signing the Central Queensland Statement of Cooperation today. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles said commitments like this help to propel… Read more »