Initiatives

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Welcome Training

Tourism Port Douglas Daintree is developing a customer service training platform to assist front line staff.

The program will launch in December 2021 with input from the tourism business community.

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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.

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Sustainability

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.

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