The Regional Tourism Organisation for Tropical North Queensland is making a serious bid to entice foreign travellers after securing a $3 million fund to launch Cairns as a tourist destination.

The Tourism organisation is targeting Chinese travellers and plans to secure direct flights from mainland China to Cairns, making it a prime tourist destination in the country. In their initial plan, Chinese cities Wuhan, Shanghai and Guangzhou are being considered for direct flights to Cairns via China Eastern Airlines.

Read more about this on the Cairns Post website.