TTNQ: Asian business events market attracted by more direct flights to Cairns

    Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) director of business and tourism events Rosie Douglas welcomed (16-Mar-2018) that Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef secured 46 corporate and association business events worth AUD45 million (USD34.7 million) to the Cairns regional economy for FY2016-2017. TTNQ noted that almost half of both the secured events and the leads have been international clients wanting to take advantage of increased flight access to Cairns and the competitive AUD. TTNQ also noted Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef particularly appealed to the Asian business events market with direct flights to ChinaSingapore and Japanensuring easy access to a destination with a similar time zone. [more – original PR]