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Cheaper flights to Cairns to boost tourism

CHEAP flights and accommodation are set to lure visitors back to Cairns as part of the $5 million tourism recovery package to support tourism operators impacted by Tropical Cyclone Jasper and flooding.

The package is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

From today, the Qantas Group has launched a special sale to encourage Australians to visit Cairns and North Queensland to support tourism operators and local communities impacted by ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper.

Qantas and Jetstar one-way economy domestic sale fares to Cairns start from $129 and $79 respectively.

The sales include flights to and from most capital cities and intrastate routes for travel from mid-January to the end of March 2024.

Discounted accommodation packages will be available in coming weeks through Qantas Hotels & Holidays, My Queensland and Luxury Escapes.

Tourism Minister Michael Healy said the $5m tourism package is a step on the road to recovery for the Far North’s tourism industry.

“Tourism is one of the key pillars in our Far North economy,’’ Mr Healy said.

“We are an iconic domestic and international destination with some of the most unique natural attractions on the planet.

“These discounted packages will assist holidaymakers to come to Cairns and enjoy an amazing and affordable world-class tourism experience.”

Negotiations are also ongoing with other aviation and travel industry partners.

Keep up with the latest news in Cairns and the Far North, and check out some of our top stories this week: Fraud charges related to wedding dress business and Earlville Shopping Town’s Christmas flood appeal.

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