3 Dec 20
DAINTREE River Cruise Centre owner Kianna Lafferty believes it’s the little, sustainable wins that help her business unleash its ecotourism potential.
The local eco-cruising business, which features four river boats powered by low emission, fuel efficient four-stroke outboards, was inducted into the Ecotourism Australia Hall of Fame, alongside Sailaway Port Douglas and 25 other businesses.
12 Nov 20
TOURISM operators in the Port Douglas and Daintree region are now poised to weather any storm with the launch of a new hands-on guide designed to build resilience in the sector.
Tourism Port Douglas Daintree (TPDD) today launched the ‘Douglas Tourism Operators Response and Recovery Project’, which features a guide and strategy designed to empower local businesses through disaster events.
3 Nov 20
FAR North Queenslanders can ‘Do It In Douglas’ for free over the next four months with the launch of the annual Douglas Card promotion.
Douglas Shire Council and Tourism Port Douglas Daintree (TPDD) are teaming up to kickstart the regional push to holiday in the Daintree Rainforest this summer. Unlimited free Daintree Ferry trips and a free entry to the Mossman Gorge headline the annual promotion, which also taps into the lure of the picturesque Great Barrier Reef Drive.
The usual return ferry fee of $31 has been scrapped for local Douglas cardholders until February 29 next year. Local is classed as residents from Cardwell to Cooktown, including the Atherton Tablelands.
17 Sep 20
A MOVE to tap into a growing multi-billion-dollar domestic visitor market is underway in the Douglas Shire.
Douglas Shire Council and Tourism Port Douglas Daintree (TPDD) are partnering to position the region at the forefront of accessible and inclusive tourism.
6 May 20
Tourism Port Douglas Daintree has received a welcome report card from strategic consultants Destination Think! showing the region has topped its audit of tourism destinations globally for the second consecutive year.
5 Mar 20
Tourism Port Douglas Daintree is celebrating the ecotourism success of the destination’s Mossman Gorge Centre after it was announced as a winner in the Sustainable Top 100 Awards.
18 Feb 20
Inspiring steps towards sustainable practices by ecotourism champions will be celebrated in this year’s Show Me Your Paradise marketing campaign by Tourism Port Douglas Daintree.
4 Dec 19
The Port Douglas Daintree region has become the world’s first destination to be awarded Ecotourism Australia’s ECO Destination Certification.
14 Aug 19
It’s not too late to catch some last-minute whale action on the Great Barrier Reef with a just few weeks left of their annual migration to the warmer norther waters of the Coral Sea.
6 Aug 19
Tourism Port Douglas Daintree together with CCIQ ecoBiz is calling for like-minded businesses to take part in a new program to be rolled out across the Douglas Shire to help local tourism operators cut their energy, water and waste bills.
22 Mar 19
Tourism Port Douglas Daintree (TPDD) is winding back the clock and asking you to share your vintage holiday pics of the Port Douglas and Daintree region for your chance to win one of three holidays on offer.
20 Mar 19
Tourism Port Douglas Daintree (TPDD) will continue ramping up its marketing activity as it heads into the second quarter of 2019, in an effort to keep the destination front and centre with potential holiday makers in the domestic and international market.
17 Dec 18
Port Douglas and Daintree is putting out a generous welcome to Tropical North Queenslanders again this summer with the free Douglas Card, which includes free return travel on the Daintree ferry and just introduced Mossman Gorge shuttle bus and a range of other deals for singles, couples and families.
6 Dec 18
Port Douglas and the Daintree have topped a list of destinations from around the world for satisfied and happy visitors, according to leading strategic consultants Destination Think!
The index report of over 100 destinations, including 13 Queenslandtourism regions, showed the Port Douglas Daintree region leading a field that included known international destinations such as Whistler in Canada, Chicago and Seattle in the US, and Sydney, Australia.
26 Nov 18
From the reef to the rainforest, more than 30 of Australia’s top selling travel companies were given a taste of Port Douglas Daintree’s very best at the weekend.
Wrapping up an industry first region led ‘Domestic Mega Famil’, Tourism Port Douglas Daintree (TPDD) executive officer Tara Bennet, described the three-day event from November 23-25 as an “overwhelming success”.
21 Nov 18
For the next four months the ferry across the Daintree River will be free to regional residents.
The free ferry trip is the best incentive for local residents to get out and visit one of the world’s most enchanted places – or make that much anticipated
return visit to this unique tropical location.
The usual fee of $28 will be scrapped for local residents until February 28. Local is classed as residents from Cardwell to Cooktown, including the Atherton Tablelands.
19 Nov 18
Tourism Port Douglas Daintree will wrap up three months of targeted domestic and international trade activity with its inaugural Mega Famil this weekend.
Tara Bennett, executive officer of Tourism Port Douglas Daintree, said the region had put on a spectacular show for visiting travel trade over the last month and this weekend would be no different.
15 Oct 18
Domestic overnight visitation to the Port Douglas Daintree region has grown by almost 7% in the 2017/18 financial year, according to figures from Tourism Research Australia (TRA).
Tara Bennett, chief executive officer of Tourism Port Douglas Daintree, said it was a great result that both the domestic and international markets were trending upwards.
3 Oct 18
The Douglas Shire has been named in a global top 100 list of the world's most environmentally sound places to visit - the only Australian destination to receive the international accolade.
20 Aug 18
The Port Douglas Daintree region is on track to become Australia's first eco-certified region with "eco champions" appointed to lead the certification charge.
9 Aug 18
Port Douglas is under the starter’s gun as a sporting hotspot over the next few months with thousands of athletes and supporters descending on the tropical playground.
The calendar of major sporting events kicked off on Thursday, August 9 (today) with the Reef to Reef, Australia’s newest mountain bike stage race.
6 Aug 18
If it’s a marriage made in heaven then odds on it was held in Port Douglas Daintree.
10 Jul 18
3 Jul 18
Business event visitors to Port Douglas and Daintree can now enjoy a new digital destination showcasing not only the desirability of the region but making it easy to give back to this natural wonderland.
13 Feb 18
Think of the Daintree Ferry as the Love Boat this Valentine’s Day.
Anyone wanting to do something special this February 14 – or anytime in the next two weeks – need to look no further than the iconic river crossing from the south to north bank of the Daintree River.
22 Dec 17
Port Douglas is revving up for a mammoth festive season with resorts and restaurants putting a tropical spin on the Christmas spirit and planning for New Year celebrations that will make the place pop.
13 Sep 17
Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree (TPDD) has launched its new website, making it easier than ever for visitors far and wide to get inspired, do the sums and plan and book their itineraries on the site.
15 Aug 17
The reef tourism sector in the Port Douglas and Daintree region is showing a loud and clear confidence in this billion-dollar industry with extensive investment in dive adventures and diversification in overall reef experiences.
7 Aug 17
Port Douglas’ thriving café scene, fine dining and popular food events such as this month’s Taste festival are hitting the mark with locals and visitors seeking to complement the soul-pleasing reef and rainforest experience with a little gastronomic pleasure.
3 Aug 17
Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree (TPDD) will today launch a fresh new brand that speaks directly to the reef and rainforest region’s target markets.
11 Jul 17
The weak dollar, Australians and New Zealanders opting for regional travel and the lure of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree rainforest are all contributing to Port Douglas’ revival as a national and international business events and conference centre.
11 Jul 17
The Douglas Shire has been named in a global top 100 list of the world’s most environmentally sound places to visit – the only Australian tourism destination to receive the international accolade.
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