Month: December 2017

Dry New Year

The BOM weather station at Cairns Aero is now on the verge of reporting 13 straight dry days to end 2017. While there have been some fleeting sprinkles around the suburbs these have not been enough to trouble the Cairns City scorer. In context: December average = 178mm. December 2017 = 26.8. This is how…

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Airport: low altitude, low turbulence

November is typically an unexceptional month falling between peak season and Christmas and it was mostly unexceptional again this year. Domestic was up 2.1% on the previous year while International was up 0.6%. Commentary from Cairns Airport: Interstate passenger growth of 0.5% was moderated by reductions on Adelaide, Darwin and Perth. Intra Queensland routes increased…

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IVS fails to impress

The International Visitor Survey for the September 2017 quarter has failed to impress: IVS highlights problems for QLD and TNQ . This is annual growth in international numbers for the leading 24 tourism regions with visitor numbers above 100,000 p.a. This is also where we should post a warning on sample sizes and margins for…

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Gordonvale too far away

To follow up on the previous post and comment on employment accessibility by car, geographical factors could also come into play. The regional cities in the framework report are defined by the SUA (Significant Urban Area) from the ABS. While the Gordonvale SA2 in included in the Cairns-South SA3 it is excluded from the Cairns…

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Reef recovery ….. sort of

Reef Casino Trust (RCT) have updated guidance and estimated distribution for 2H17: Update on operating results With still slightly more than 3 weeks’ trading to go before the end of the financial year, our current estimate of the distributable profit* for the full year 2017 is approximately $11.5 million, compared to 2016’s distributable profit of…

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Wet, and not so wet?

Townsville Bulletin: Big summer rains forecast in North Queensland PREPARE to get wet. A ocean-atmosphere phenomenon associated with more rainfall and cooler conditions is taking place in the tropical Pacific Ocean. The Bureau of Meteorology announced today that the El Nino-Southern Oscillation had been raised to La Niña. The latest modelling shows the Pacific Ocean and…

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An eye on Experience

Following my recent post on Experience Co (EXP) formerly Skydive the Beach (SKB) there are further acquisitions announced in FNQ: 4 DECMEBER 2017 EXPERIENCE CO LIMITED (ACN 167 320 470) (ASX: EXP) ASX ANNOUNCEMENT EXPERIENCE CO ANNOUNCES ACQUSITION OF BIG CAT GREEN ISLAND REEF CRUISES AND TROPICAL JOURNEYS Experience Co Limited (‘EXP’, ‘the Company’, ‘Experience…

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