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4CA - Queensland's Home for Fake News Led by John "Cueball" Mackenzie

07 December 2011

TTNQ: ASLEEP, DEAD, OR JUST COMPLETE INCOMPETENTS??

FROM THE GOLD COAST:

"THE MAIDEN ARRIVAL OF A CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES FLIGHT TODAY AT GOLD COAST AIRPORT SIGNALS A RENEWED VIGOUR IN THE PUSH FOR THE LUCRATIVE ASIAN MARKET"


"THE AIRPORT, PARTNERED WITH GOLD COAST TOURISM. . . ."


WTF???


Isn't this the airline, and the market, we're continually told by Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) that is "just on the horizon"?  Yeah, gone far over the horizon to southeast Queensland, who's done the hard yards and has gotten them committed.  All while highly-paid TTNQ executives sit in their offices, slammin' the ham, and calling in to John MacKenzie every week to whinge about world problems and the sad state of Cairns while organising the next China junket.


John Mackenzie may fall for that bullshit, but the community is seeing it for what it is.    


TTNQ has set a target of 215,000 Chinese visitors a year, while the Gold Coast is planning on 750,000 to a million!  All with this assistance of their local airport authority.


You all remember the Cairns Airport.  Formerly owned by the Cairns Port Authority (they are US, THE PEOPLE), they're the highest-charging airport in the southern hemisphere and most of the rest. The now privately owned airport owners are setting out to screw every last farthing from declining numbers of passengers, while turning airport land into office parks and shopping malls.  Clearly unworthy partners for the dying-on-the-vine Cairns tourism industry, but with their ex-CEO now chairman of TTNQ, the incest just gets more nasty.


And what about the Fed promises to insist on "triangulation" services with Cairns for any new foreign access?  Chinese got Kevin Rudd in their pocket, that's for damn sure.


It's time these hillbilly blockheads at TTNQ all get the ax.  They're doing bugger all to get tourists here - except in the excuse department, where they excel.  Hey Rob Giason and Stephen Gregg - excuses are like arseholes, everyone has one.  Let's stop the junketing to China and get some real professionals to start executing.  Clearly the Gold Coast has it figured out.

2 comments:

Charlie said...

I agree that it is disappointing that the Chinese Airline is flying into the Gold Coast. I don't blame TTNQ though. The Gold Coast Tourism Authority is very very cashed up. The impose a levy on all businesses and residents who live in the Gold Coast Council Area. I understand they raise about $14million a year with this levy. You can do a lot with $14m, especially paying the Chinese Airline to fly in and out of the Gold Coast Airport. This is how they are succeeding in getting these flight. Part of their agreement is that they won't allow the Chinese land in Cairns as they did with the direct Jetstar flights to Japan from the GC. To compete and get similiar flights to Cairns we need to put in place a similiar Tourism Levy as they have in the GC. The chances of this happening with the existing Council given the majority of Councillors won't support the Entainment Precint is exactly the same. They are more worried about getting re-elected so have become the most negatitive Council in the City's history.. Can you imagine the shit that would be thrown at Val if she tried to lead the Council in this direction. MacKenzie the fool would spend a whole week knocking the whole idea. He would use it as Cannon Fodder. Cairns is certainly struggling at the moment. We have nothing going for us. There is no confidence in the Community. We have been frightening away all Investors because of Council NEGATITIVy. This is not Val's fault by the way. Her side does not have a majority on the Council and never did and MacKenzie has managed to blame Val for all the Woes in our City. If we get a cyclone even near us we will see heaps of visitor travel cancelled and the first 6 months of next year will be just as bad as the first six months of this year. Also when the GC Tourism put up the amount of money they do to attarach Visitors to the GC they are also able to get further leverage of tourism Dollars from Tourism Queenslan.

Anon No.4 said...

TTNQ is the NGO equivalent of a zombie. Advance Cairns is a dodo. The Chamber of Commerce wouldn't know if it's arse weas on fire. It's time we stopped wasting money on these tired, brain-dead time-servers and leeches.