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Street and public art pieces found throughout Queensland have been named national finalists in the 2021 Australian Street Art Awards – seven times!

The Australian Street Art Awards, established in 2018, recognise destinations that are using outdoor art to attract visitors, boost their economy and engage their community. Awards Director Liz Rivers said, “The Awards inform travellers about the magnificent array of publicly-accessible… Read more »

The Great Queensland Getaway 2.0 sale is on now!

Phase two of Tourism and Events Queensland’s Great Queensland Getaway campaign launched on Sunday 13 February. The $5.2M Great Queensland Getaway campaign is expected to drive large volumes of traffic to from travellers around Australia, with bookings open from… Read more »

Keppel Bay Sailing and Convention Centre jumps significant hoop securing local, award-winning architect

With pre-construction planning commencing late in November 2021, the Keppel Bay Sailing and Convention Centre has further strengthened its position to deliver the state-of-the-art, game-changing facility, securing Yeppoon based architect, Brian Hooper as Project Manager. Boasting over two decades of… Read more »

International Borders re-open and Check-in Queensland app update

Important changes have been made this week with changes to the customer contact information collection via the Check-In Queensland app. From Monday 7th February, businesses that are permitted to allow unvaccinated people to enter, such as supermarkets, have no longer… Read more »

Why we should be talking about accessible tourism

Queensland is an incredible state in which to travel and holiday, but for the almost 4 million Australians living with a disability, our iconic destinations, experiences and venues are sometimes inaccessible.  It is important that the tourism industry seriously consider this often overlooked… Read more »

Freedom Fast Cats join the growing list of eco-certified operators across our destination

It takes dedication and passion to pave the way for a sustainable future, and the Allen family from Freedom Fast Cats have long held the Southern Great Barrier Reef as part of their heritage. With a deep understanding of their… Read more »

Work in Paradise – post your tourism and hospitality job vacancies for free

With many tourism businesses continuing to experience staff shortages, it’s time to make the most of the Work in Paradise program. Businesses right across Queensland can use the Tourism and Hospitality jobs site to connect with job seekers for free… Read more »

Holidaying at Carnarvon Gorge is now a Breeze

With a strong commitment to helping guests create an enjoyable holiday experience that won’t quickly be forgotten, Queensland owned and operated, Breeze Holiday Parks have recently taken the reigns of the former Takarakka Bush Resort at Carnarvon Gorge. Open year-round… Read more »

100K of single-use plastic eliminated by businesses in the Livingstone and Rockhampton and Shires!

What an achievement!  In the 9 months since the Plastic Free CQ program started, 53 food retail businesses have eliminated 100,000 pieces of single-use plastic. This is an absolute milestone for the program and credit to its members’ engagement.  These local businesses have… Read more »

CQ urged to name local ‘Greats’

Central Queenslanders are urged to name their local heroes as part of the Queensland Greats Awards recognising the efforts and achievements of remarkable individuals and institutions. Let’s celebrate these “greats” for their invaluable contribution to the history and development of… Read more »