Tourism Port Douglas Daintree (TPDD)- This site features travel information for your Port Douglas and Daintree holiday including accommodation, tours, attractions and activities and visitor information.
Chinese New Year – are you ready?
Chinese New Year is the key holiday period for the Chinese visitor market. By working together to create a warm welcome for Chinese visitors our region will continue to build this important market who travel during our quieter months.
What can you do?
- Stock up on Chinese maps and brochures
- Arrange for your menu and collateral to be translated
- Start advertising any specials you will be running over this time
- Help staff to learn some key greetings in Chinese ‘ni hao'(pronounced nee how)
- Create a Chinese themed retail display
To assist with your planning preparations for the Chinese New Year TTPD have produced a ‘China Ready’ document and Chinese maps which are available for you to use. Please order your supply by contacting email@example.com .
Phone: 07) 4099 4588
Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) is the Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO) for Tropical North Queensland and Cairns & Great Barrier Reef. TTNQ are responsible for promoting Tropical North Queensland as a travel destination around the world.
The region includes Cairns, Palm Cove and the beaches, Port Douglas and Daintree, Kuranda and the Atherton Tablelands, Mission Beach and the Cassowary Coast, Cape York and the Gulf Savannah.
TTNQ can provide business support through workshops, one-on-one mentoring and industry networking opportunities. The program is for businesses or business intenders with less than 20 staff who derive a significant portion of revenue from tourists or operate in a tourism related industry. Funded by the Australian Small Business Advisory Services – Northern Australia Tourism Initiative, an Australian Government initiative.
Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) is a statutory body of the Queensland Government and its lead marketing, destination and experience development and major events agency.
Queensland’s destinations are at the heart of all our activity, which provides the support, resources, and leadership needed to build a sustainable tourism framework for Queensland.
In partnership with government, regional tourism organisations, industry and commercial stakeholders, they aim to build Queensland’s tourism and events industry to foster innovation, drive industry growth and boost visitor expenditure.
Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) is the peak industry body for tourism in Queensland, acting as “The Voice of Tourism”. They are a not-for-profit, private sector, membership-based organisation representing the interests of Queensland’s tourism and hospitality industry. QTIC work in partnership with government agencies and industry bodies at a local, state and national level, to strengthen the voice of tourism in all relevant policy forums. Membership comprises more than 3,000 regional members (individual and corporate) alongside 13 Regional Tourism Organisation (RTOs) and 18 industry sector associations. Efforts are aimed squarely at helping this strong tourism industry drive sustainable business and product development, stimulate business attraction and investment, develop workforce skills and support tourism jobs and business.
Why do you need a Tribe?
With rapid changes in technology tourism operators can at times be overwhelmed by how much they need to learn and the complexities of new practices required to keep pace with their potential customers.
So if you’re a tourism operator and you feel like you’re being left behind in the digital age, you are not alone!
Access the Tourism E-Kit which is an online training programme, now comprising of 70 tutorials, was developed to support, train and raise the professional standards of the tourism industry and to improve their understanding and confidence with online digital technologies. Since 2008, the e kit has proved to be more successful than anyone could have predicted having been downloaded more than 350,000 times alone!
With the tourism industry being one of the key pillars of the Australian economy, but being 50% less IT savvy than the average Australian business owner, there is an increasing urgency for a new approach to building business capability and growth in the industry.
- 80% of travellers use the Internet to plan their holiday, but only 40% of Australian tourism operators have optimised their website for search
- 85% of travellers use smartphones and/or tablets whilst on holiday, however only one in two tourism operators’ website is mobile friendly,
- 51% of leisure travellers watch online videos to plan a trip, yet only 23% of Australian tourism businesses create online videos!