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Unlocking the charm of the Capricorn Coast region: Introducing the 2024/25 Visitor and Lifestyle Guide

Capricorn Enterprise is pleased to announce the release of the 2024/25 Visitor and Lifestyle Guide for the Capricorn Coast region. Encompassing the picturesque and adventure filled locales of Yeppoon, Rockhampton, and the townships within, this comprehensive guide is set to… Read more »

Fossil fuels to figure in QLD’s future for decades to come

Adept Economics’ Gene Tunny has shared an article on the Queensland Economy Watch website. He says that ‘despite the Queensland Government promoting the so-called Clean Economy, our state Treasury is still highly dependent on coal royalties, and the prosperity of… Read more »

Capricorn Coast and Southern Great Barrier Reef shine bright at Australian Tourism Awards

Australia’s best of the best in tourism gathered last Friday night in Darwin for the 2023 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards. Over 180 leading tourism operators, including 21 Queensland businesses who took home gold at the 2023 Queensland Tourism Awards, vied… Read more »

Regional Tourism Forum shines a light on Australia’s incredible appeal for visitors

More than 100 representatives from Australia’s Regional Tourism Organisations met last week at Tourism Australia’s (TA) Annual RTO forum held in Sydney. TA provided updates on its Research/Strategy, Distribution, Sustainability, Partnering with Culture and presented trends in global Social Media…. Read more »

Capricorn Coast operators receiving a funding boost

Congratulations to five (5) of our Capricorn Coast operators (total 82 applicants shared $1.15M across 13 tourism regions in Qld) which received funding via the Boosting Accessible Tourism Experience Grant program, thanks to the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport (DTIS). Unfortunately, only… Read more »

25 Million Reasons for a Great Keppel Island Jetty!

250 current jobs and the generation of one quarter of the Capricorn Coast’s economy ($25Million) because of Great Keppel Island, is reason enough for the State government to invest in the construction of a Jetty and barge ramp for the destination’s hero… Read more »

Great Keppel Island injects $25 million, 250 jobs into local economy….AND COUNTING!

The region’s peak tourism and economic development Organisation has today released key findings of a detailed report which reveals the substantive current and future economic significance of Great Keppel Island (GKI) to the Capricorn Coast region/Livingstone Shire LGA. National economics… Read more »

Amy Harris, Great Keppel Island Hideaway, nominated for the Young Tourism Leaders program

Capricorn Enterprise nominated Amy Harris from Great Keppel Island Hideaway for the Young Tourism Leaders program conducted by the Department of Tourism. Young Tourism Leaders are inspiring young professionals who promote the diverse, exciting careers which tourism offers. YTLs make… Read more »

Cruise shore excursions in our sights

Visiting from Sydney, a delegation from Intercruises, one of five (5) ground handling companies offering shore excursions to the Cruise industry in Australia, is familiarising themselves with our destination this week. Hosted by CEO Mary Carroll, this is a direct outcome… Read more »

Queensland launches accessible tourism podcast – Accessed That in a bid to open travel to everyone

2023 marks the Year of Accessible Tourism in Queensland and the Sunshine State has upped its inclusivity game with the launch of a new podcast, Accessed That, hitting the airwaves. The podcast was conceived around the belief that ‘travel should… Read more »