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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 »

Tourism Operators up-skill with trade distribution mentoring

11 Capricorn Coast tourism operators out of a total of 31 operators across the Southern Great Barrier Reef destination are set to take part in the Tourism Trade Ready program (beginner and advanced levels) with Amanda Kruse from Success Matrix…. Read more »

Grow Cultural Tourism Fund

Arts Queensland’s new Grow Cultural Tourism Fund focusses on building and strengthening a pipeline of economy-boosting arts and cultural events and programming across Queensland ahead of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The fund closes on 29th February 2024. Applications for the Grow… Read more »

Do you have enough positive reviews?

All businesses with an active Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) listing as of 31 December 2023 will automatically be assessed for the 2024 Best of Queensland Experiences Program. One of the five criteria is ‘Consistent Delivery of an Exceptional Experience’… Read more »

Year of Accessible Tourism – grants closing soon!

$5 million Accessible Tourism Elevate Fund offers two grant options so operators can apply for what they need, depending on where they are in their accessible tourism journey. Access Starter Grants  – close 6 December 2023. ·         For organisations at the beginning their… Read more »

New Grow Cultural Tourism Fund

The Queensland Government has announced a new fund to support the growth of impactful arts and cultural events in communities across the state. The Grow Cultural Tourism Fund will strengthen the state’s reputation as a global arts and cultural tourism destination… Read more »

New $10 Million Building Bush Tourism Fund

At the DestinationQ forum in Cairns, Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe announced the opening of the $10 million Building Bush Tourism fund. Building Bush Tourism supports tourism operators, not-for-profits and local councils outside South East Queensland to create new or enhanced… Read more »

Growing Future Tourism Fund doubles to $30 Million

New tourism attractions and experiences across the state will be fast-tracked thanks to an additional $15 million boost for the popular Growing Future Tourism Fund. Speaking at the tourism sector’s major industry event DestinationQ in Cairns, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told… Read more »

Visitor growth continues to be strong across Capricorn Region to year ending June 2023!

Official Tourism Research Australia (TRA) data released recently confirmed 1,213,000 domestic visitors, staying for 4,220,000 visitor nights are spending $855 Million dollars in the Capricorn region to the year ending June 2023.  On average, visitors are staying 3.5 nights and… Read more »

$5 million to elevate accessible tourism

The Queensland Government has celebrated World Tourism Day and Queensland’s Year of Accessible Tourism with the launch of $5 million in inclusive tourism grants. Queensland’s $5 million Accessible Tourism Elevate Fund will support more tourism operators to create more world-class,… Read more »