Whitehaven Beach Nominated


Our Whitehaven Beach has been nominated in a nation-wide voting initiative to determine the ‘7 Wonders of Australia’. Led by the country’s largest online marketplace for travel experiences, Experience Oz, the ‘7 Wonders of Australia’ campaign asks Australians of voting age to select from a … [Read more...]

Tourism a Driving Force


The Whitsundays tourism industry has recorded strong growth in the last year with new data released today showing the sector now employs more than 6000 people and pumps more than $650 million into the economy. Tourism Research Australia Satellite Account data for 2016-2017 showed 6.1 % growth … [Read more...]

A Kick Along for the Tourism Earn.


Tourism in the Whitsunday Region has received a further boost with Whitsunday Regional Council boosting their investment in the peak tourism body to $600,000. Council handed down their 2018/19 budget on Monday and has increased their funding by $150,000 to support the regional tourism … [Read more...]

Tourists pack Up and Flights Cancelled


As tourists leave the Whitsundays and as Tropical Cyclone Iris hovers off the coast, Virgin Australia has now cancelled all flights to Hamilton island. Qantas still has a flight from Brisbane to Hamilton Island at this afternoon while some flights into Whitsunday Coast Airport have been delayed … [Read more...]

Linderman Island to Shine Again


The green light has been given for the $583 million re-development plans for Linderman Island. Queensland’s Coordinator-General has approved the eco- tourism development, with conditions that the developers agree to a series of environmental conditions including restoring any damage to the … [Read more...]

Queenslanders keep coming to the Whitsundays


More good news on the tourism front for the region. The latest statistics for the Whitsundays show that domestic visitors have continued to come to the Whitsundays in their thousands during 2017. In the 12 months to December 31, 2017, domestic visitation was up by 19.8 per cent year-on-year, … [Read more...]

Whitsundays Commits to Negotiations Around Flights


Tourism Whitsundays CEO Craig Turner is keen to find a solution to reinstate Tigerair domestic flights from Brisbane to the iconic tourist destination. His comments follow the announcement on Wednesday that Tigerair had suspended their Brisbane to Whitsundays service, which Mr Turner said is … [Read more...]

Tigerair suspends Brisbane Services


Tigerair Australia has today announced it will suspend services between Brisbane-Whitsunday and Brisbane-Perth from 1 March, 2018. Whitsunday Coast Airports General Manager Airports and Commercial Infrastructure, Brian Joiner, says it was important to note that the flights were only suspended at … [Read more...]