A TOUCH of luxury greeted several travel agents at Cairns Airport yesterday, after they were given a tour aboard a visiting China Eastern Airlines aircraft.
FAR Northern aviation company Heli Charters is merging with Townsville-based company Nautilus Aviation.
CAIRNS has been rated the fourth top destination in the South Pacific by the influential TripAdvisor booking website.
FIFTEEN projects are in the running for honours in the Australian Institute of Architects' 2013 Far North Queensland Regional Architecture Awards to be announced on Friday.
CAIRNS Airport chief executive Kevin Brown admits the success of the region's Ironman festival has gone well beyond his expectations and an ongoing long-term partnership between the two organisations is now likely.
FORMER Cairns Legacy president Merv Hains is to fight the sacking and eviction of the caretakers of the organisation's residential units at Earlville when he returns to Australia in two weeks.
THE Far North's greatest pitch to lure Europeans back to the region takes place over the next three days as about 300 travel specialists from the UK and the Continent descend on Cairns.
RIO Tinto's $1.4 billion bauxite mine near Weipa, which could create up to 2000 jobs for the region, has been granted conditional approval by the Federal Government.
CAIRNS has been ranked the number one Australian regional destination for international association conventions, beating the Gold Coast, Darwin, Adelaide and Canberra.
MORE than 8000 Far North people have applied for 250 jobs offered by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliancefor its Bowen Basin coal mines.
IT'S happened to everyone. Closing a document the split second before you press save, or opening a printer to find a rat's nest of paper jamming the machine.
SAMSUNG Electronics says it has successfully tested super-fast fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology that will eventually allow users to download an entire movie in one second.
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DEBT is expected to soar over the next four years to a peak of $185 billion as the Federal Budget struggles to get back into the black, putting the nation's prized AAA credit rating in jeopardy.