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LIVE VIDEO UPDATE - Aftermath of Cyclone Jasper

Tourism Port Douglas Daintree, Douglas Chamber of Commerce ad Douglas Shire Council will hold a Live Video Update update for businesses to provide a situational update on known and unknown to this aftermath of Cyclone Jasper.

This update will be focused on where we as Douglas Shire are at and where to from here.

We hope that by bringing everyone together online, we will be able to provide some clarity and comfort around the current state of play of knowns and unknowns.

Date: Wednesday 20th December
Time: 12.30pm
Meeting duration: approximately 1 hour
Register: link

Facilitated by Glen Hingley – CEO – Tourism Port Douglas Daintree, updates will be provided by:

  • Mayor Michael Kerr – Douglas Shire Council
  • Mark Olsen – CEO, Tourism Tropical North Queensland
  • Michael Healy - Minister for Tourism and Sport - pending availability
  • Mark Olsen – CEO, Tourism Tropical North Queensland

Due to staffing restrictions Q&A will be turned off during this meeting however please feel free to submit any questions you would like answered to Mikala at info@visitportdouglasdaintree.com prior to 10am on Wednesday 20th December 2023.

We hope that many of you can join us for this update and please feel free to share with anyone within the shire that you believe would benefit from joining the meeting.

Terms and Conditions

Please note that this meeting will be held under Chatham House Rule meaning that participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. By agreeing to the terms and conditions when you register you agree to abide by this rule.

Register Here


Visit Port Douglas Daintree

Visit Port Douglas Daintree is the official consumer marketing website for the Port Douglas and Daintree region. It highlights the region’s popular destinations, hero experiences, dining, activities, tours, and services for the leisure market.

The blog adds layers to the destination through storytelling, itineraries and helps consumers visualise and plan their Port Douglas Daintree holiday.

The website includes product directory listings tagged to relevant destination and experience categories that are paid listings through a TPDD annual membership.


BE Douglas

Tourism Port Douglas Daintree has developed BE DOUGLAS, a customer service training platform to assist front line staff.

This training program aims to highlight how to anticipate, meet, and exceed the needs of guest expectations, leaving them feeling positive that the Douglas region is an extraordinary place to visit and return to.



Inspired by local Ecotourism Australia certified champions and driven by the Douglas Shire Council, Tourism Port Douglas Daintree and Ecotourism Australia, the Port Douglas and Daintree region was Australia’s first to achieve ECO Destination Certification in 2019. TPDD has developed assets to assist the local industry and community to adopt more sustainable measures in their day to day activities. The TPDD Sustainable Destination Manual is packed full of tips for businesses to go green.


Discover Paradise

Discover Paradise is an annual publication produced in conjunction with Tourism Tropical North Queensland and the Cairns Post with 140,000 copies distributed throughout Victoria, New South Wales, North Queensland and South Australia. The timing of the publication is designed to stimulate bookings for shoulder season.


Tropical Weddings Port Douglas

Tropical Weddings Port Douglas is the destination’s wedding market website for Port Douglas and Daintree region.

It is a comprehensive planning source, featuring detailed information about wedding locations and relevant wedding service directory listings to assist with booking, including caterers, photographers, venues, floral, hair and wedding makeup specialists.

Listings are a paid feature available to TPDD Members who are actively working in the wedding market.


Business Events Port Douglas

Business Events Port Douglas is the region’s meetings, incentives, conferences, and events market website.

The website highlights the region’s extensive business events capabilities and includes relevant product directory listings to help event specialists plan and book a Port Douglas business event.


Great Barrier Reef Drive

The Captain Cook Highway from Cairns to Port Douglas and beyond to Cape Tribulation is one of the most scenic drive in the world. TPDD has championed the branding under the Great Barrier Reef Drive to help turn the drive into a visitor experience and encourage dispersal through the region.

The Great Barrier Reef Drive is the region’s drive market website, featuring itineraries, maps and blogs on how to explore the region’s stunning coastal drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation.


Douglas Shire Crisis Recovery and Resilience Guide

The strategy and guide was officially launched in November 2020 at the Douglas Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG).

TPDD secured a grant under the Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough Flexible Funding Grant. This allowed for a Douglas Tourism Disaster Resilience Building Project that integrated strategy and industry support with marketing activity to rebuild confidence.

The Douglas Shire-specific guide builds on a document called ‘Tourism Crisis Communication Toolkit”, a state-wide document that was created for tourism organisations to manage their response and recovery from a crisis at the regional level.

Electronic copies of the Douglas Tourism Operators Response and Recovery Strategy & Guide are available from the TPDD website.