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Tourism Operators Push Back #ReOpenNQ 6:09am, Sat 23 May 2020

Sustainable tourism is a hot topic in the North of Queensland. During Covid 19 its no different, moreso now than ever before Tourism Operators want to get back on their feet and stop the Gov hand outs.

Director and General Manager of Cumberland Charter Yachts Sharon McNally said, "Let NQ open, allowing operators to get back to business, we can support ourselves with charter bookings not Gov hand outs, which will take decades to repay!"

Sharon applauded the Premier and Chief Health Officer on the strong approach to border restrictions in the early days but  said "In... Read More
Ready, Set, Go... No,No,No!

Tourism Prevention Officers curtail back-to-business in the Whitsundays. 12:35pm, Wed 20 May 2020

Here at CCY we have operated a safe and responsible tourism business for 35 years, while we appreciate that health department and Chief Health Officer are trying to make good decisions for QLD in a very difficult and ever-changing environment, there are times when those decisions completely defy logic. Our situation is so unique.
Bareboat charter companies in the Whitsundays were originally told they could charter vessels for overnight stays to family groups or couples. Then soon after this advice was retracted and we were told "NO".

As one of the longest standing and highly award... Read More
COVID-19

COVID-19 - Information & advice 2:35pm, Mon 23 Mar 2020

Dear Valued Customers,

Following the Australian Government Home Confinement Directive, We have made the difficult decision to suspend all charters departing up until 2 May 2020.
While this has been a heart breaking decision, we are confident it is the right one for the protection of our team, their families, our suppliers and our customers is our priority.

Customers who are due to travel within the next 6 weeks or who do not wish to travel at the present time will be issued a credit note of 100% of the monies paid to us.

We are standing by to answer your questi... Read More
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