The CaPTA Group continues to expand its portfolio of brands with the purchase of another long-established local company.
Following its acquisition of Coral Reef Coaches in July, CaPTA Group's Tropic Wings business has taken over the operations of Wooroonooran Safaris, a local company specialising in language-guided tours in the World Heritage-listed Wooroonooran National Park, about 75kms south of Cairns.
The nature-based tours are offered in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish for free independent travellers, private charters and groups. Tourists will travel on Tropic Wings’ existing fleet of Yutong coaches to the rainforest site.
CaPTA's Group Director of Sales and Marketing Ben Woodward said the acquisition was a perfect fit for the company's current offerings.
“We are very excited by this opportunity, which ties in with the recent expansion of our coach operations,” he said.
“We look forward to further building on our existing relationships in the European and South American markets, working closely with our longstanding partners to show guests around another pristine part of our region, and further develop language guided tours.”
The acquisition sits alongside CaPTA Group's range of existing businesses including Rainforestation Nature Park, Tropic Wings Coach Tours, Jungle Tours & Trekking, The Wildlife Habitat, Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, ABC Sales & Maintenance and Careers Training Centre.
The expansion comes amid a boom in domestic tourism in the Cairns region, with the latest National Visitor Survey showing TNQ recorded higher growth rates than both state and national levels.
Visitor numbers to TNQ jumped by 13.1% and expenditure soared by 25.1%.