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Council and CQUniversity Village Festival Partnership to boost region’s tourism drawcard

Livingstone Shire Council is thrilled to announce its partnership with the CQUniversity Village Festival in support of the iconic event, after securing a three-year agreement. The funding of $98,000 over the three-year partnership from 2021 will see Council not only… Read more »

Capricorn Enterprise supporting our tourism industry

Three months ago, the tourism industry was forced to hit the pause button on planned marketing activities, as the COVID-19 pandemic presented a tremendous negative effect on our local and regional economy. As one of the first industries to feel… Read more »

Local tourism industry fears the slow road to recovery

Whilst the staggered easing of restrictions announced by State Government earlier this week was initially received as a welcome step in the right direction for many, not everyone has found cause for celebration. As tourism and private sector operators nervously… Read more »

Fun Over Fifty – Southern Great Barrier Reef Tour launched

Are you fabulously over fifty and ready to take the trip of a lifetime to experience the Southern Great Barrier Reef? Fun Over Fifty has launched the first of 13 new tours for 2021, starting with a 9-day tour which… Read more »

Coast tourism operators refuse to sit idle during COVID-19 confinement

Whilst the global pandemic has had a huge impact on our local tourism industry, some Capricorn Coast business operators are choosing to embrace the positive side of slower living, and pushing their ‘backburner’ jobs to the front on the cue… Read more »

Launch of new multi-media campaign inspires locals to book now and holiday soon!

“There is no question that when a tourist comes and visits a destination, those dollars get spread right through the economy.’ – Grant Cassidy, Empire Apartment Hotel We have proved in the past that strong roots weather the toughest storms,… Read more »

Capricorn Enterprise continues to lobby for accommodation and tourism sector

Last week, Capricorn Enterprise CEO, Mary Carroll, on behalf of our regional tourism industry, called on State Government to ease restrictions for our region, after no new cases of COVID-19 were recorded. Whilst the tourism community was relieved to hear… Read more »

FREE National Tourism Data-Base for 24 months

Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) and Capricorn Enterprise as part of the Regional Tourism Organisation Network have worked closely together to provide support to our tourism industry by offering a 24 month Fee Waiver for accommodation, café/restaurant, tour/transport/attraction listings on… Read more »

Airline uncertainty raises alarm for local business community

Following initial concerns raised by Capricorn Enterprise on 7th April 2020, the first Regional Tourism Organisation in Queensland to make a public statement about the looming airline crisis, a series of events has escalated. As COVID-19 continues to lay waste… Read more »

Backyard holiday a success

It was high-fives and excitement all round for the first winners of our Holiday at Home Family Competition, which reached over 9,000 locals on Facebook in the first week and welcomed more than 45 fabulous entries. Yeppoon mother of three,… Read more »