The Newsport Daily is a dedicated Regional News Service tailored to deliver accurate, informative and relevant news to stakeholders in the Tourism dependant Port Douglas Region.
The Newsport Daily also services subscribers from Australian and International Travel Agencies, Wholesalers and Travel Media who have a vested interest in the Port Douglas Region.
Newsport was established in 2007 by tourismportdouglas.com.au originally as a platform to provide accurate information about the area to those who were travelling here to enhance their pre-travel planning and research. As soon as this innovative daily news service was launched it became apparent very quickly that not only did the regional, national and international readership find it compelling reading but also the local residents showed how they preferred their news on an immediate and daily basis with an increase of unique visitation as authenticated by Google Analytics.
The Newsport has continued to provide the balanced and accurate online news service delivering news professionally and with integrity on a daily basis covering news, sports, entertainment and a wide range of special features that reflect everything that affects this part of tropical Australia.
At the same time in 2007 tourismportdouglas.com.au was looking to implement its 'Reality Marketing Strategy' via real stories and images of the Port Douglas Region to dispel many of the 90's marketing 'brochure weather' disparities. By showing real people having the time of the lives in not so brochure perfect weather helped other visitors to the areas relate with their experiences. This technique created a 'window' into Port Douglas that visitors could enjoy from the comfort of their own homes and ensured a reasonable outcome to non brochure perfect weather experiences.
From this came the Port Douglas Lifestyle & Social Pages and in 2009 with the inclusion of a 35 year veteran of the International News, Roy Weavers joined the team, 5 daily industry and local stories were delivered to provide the regions first respectable Online Daily News Service.