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JCU scientists have witnessed severe coral bleaching in the coral reefs off the shore of Rockhampton.

First reports of severe coral bleaching

AS ocean temperatures continue to rise in the Great Barrier Reef this summer, scientists from James Cook University (JCU) have reported areas of moderate to severe coral bleaching offshore from Rockhampton.
Daintree Village Hotel owner Che Mulley is excited to have people back in her business. PHOTO BY: Brian Cassey

Tourist drive reopens

THE iconic Great Barrier Reef Drive opened over the weekend, providing a coastal route to Port Douglas and the Daintree, the daily ferry service from Cairns and the scenic inland route via Mareeba and Mount Molloy.
Discounted interstate and intrastate flights to Cairns will be available through Qantas and Jetstar.

Cheaper flights to Cairns to boost tourism

CHEAP flights and accommodation are set to lure visitors to Cairns with a $5m package to support tourism operators impacted by Cyclone Jasper and flooding.
Tourists are being asked to not cancel their trips to Far North Queensland as the region stands strong.

FNQ tourism alive and well

TOURISM Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) is urging visitors with existing bookings to Tropical North Queensland not to cancel with most accommodation open for business and tours resuming.
A selection of local business event suppliers have been given funding to improve their websites to better advertise the region.

Website to better promote region

FOURTEEN business event suppliers of Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef have received grants of up to $5,000 each to produce new content or update their website performance as part of the Create Great Program.
The Sunlover Catalina is the newest addition to Cairns’ maritime tourism fleet.

Sunlover strengthens maritime tourism

A NEW vessel has been introduced into the Cairns maritime tourism sector after Sunlover Reef Cruises unveiled its newest addition, the Sunlover Catalina this week.

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