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Beach, Boots and Beats delivers stellar line-up for an afternoon of live outdoor entertainment!

Lace up your dancing boots, throw down your picnic blanket and buckle up for an evening full of fantastic live country music and entertainment for the first Beach, Boots and Beats event! Council is thrilled to present this exciting event… Read more »

Closing soon – Training and accreditation funding!

Boost your tourism venture with the Tourism Business Capability Subsidy – a $2 million Queensland Government initiative to elevate your business and create unforgettable experiences for your visitors. Eligible for sole traders, micro, small, and medium-sized tourism and events businesses…. 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 »

Something for every age in Easter on the Capricorn Coast activity guide!

Livingstone Shire Council is delighted to announce the much-anticipated Easter on the Capricorn Coast 2024 program, thoughtfully planned to engage the hearts and minds of our vibrant youth community. Proudly presented and facilitated by Council in collaboration with several local… Read more »

A bright future ahead following Destination Australia Conference

A record 1,000 people (800 in person and more on-line) attended this year’s Destination Australia conference hosted by Tourism Australia in Sydney. Emcee Karl Stefanovic introduced TA’s CEO Pip Harrison whose topic was “The Next Chapter for Sustainable Growth”.  Speakers… Read more »

Southern Great Barrier Reef Tourism Trade Missions

The Southern Great Barrier Reef (SGBR) has been on the world stage with the tourism industry attending a number of trade missions to grow destination awareness and visitation in key international target markets. The SGBR partnership spans the Capricorn, Gladstone… Read more »

Capricorn Coast, Southern Great Barrier Reef, represented to Swiss travel agents

Last week, Capricorn Enterprise’s Southern Great Barrier Reef Representative, Eloise Chaffers, represented the Capricorn Coast during a Southern Great Barrier Reef webinar, alongside Loni Hammond (Bundaberg Tourism) and Nicola Smith (GAPDL). The webinar was with Swiss travel agent, travelhouse, part… Read more »

Southern Great Barrier Reef promoted in UK and Europe!

For 5 days and nights across 6 events this week (3-8 Dec), Eloise Chaffers is representing the Southern Great Barrier Reef destination at “Queensland is Calling”, Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) roadshow to UK and Europe.  A huge delegation of… Read more »

Capricorn/Southern Great Barrier Reef shines at Queensland Tourism Awards 2023!

Out of 31 categories at this year’s Queensland Tourism Awards, Capricorn Enterprise Members placed 7 times out of 11 awards received across the greater Southern Great Barrier Reef destination! In a highly competitive event, Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards reflect exceptional achievement… Read more »