Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) is the peak regional visitor destination marketing organisation for Tropical North Queensland (TNQ)/ Cairns & Great Barrier Reef and is a membership based, industry funded, incorporated private company, limited by guarantee.
The TNQ region is best known as the gateway to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforests (the only place in the world where the 'rainforest meets the reef'. The region encompasses areas Cape York Peninsula and Torres Strait in the north, Cairns, Cairns Beaches, and Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Daintree and Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Gulf Savannah, Kuranada, Atherton Tablelands and Mission Beach and south to Cardwell.
The land coverage equates to 20% of the total area of Queensland, but only home to 6% of the Queensland population.
TNQ is Australia's third most important holiday destination after Sydney and Melbourne, and remains Australia's most popular holiday destination for Japanese visitors.
Tourism is the main economic driver of the regional economy, contributing $2.2B for 12 months ending December 2010 and has contributed $12.4B in the last 5 years to the regional economy.
Tourism Tropical North Queensland
51 The Esplanade
PO Box 865
Cairns QLD 4870
PH: +61 7 4031 7676
Fax: +61 7 4051 0127
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