27th September 2024

The PNG Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA) is a national agency mandated by the Government of Papua New Guinea to market and promote Papua New Guinea as an ideal travel destination.  As a member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the PNGTPA always holds a special observance for World Tourism Day every 27th of September.   On this special day, the PNGTPA joins in the global tourism celebrations with other members of the UNWTO.

The PNGTPA will often work together with tourism institutions, industry associations, as well as provincial tourism offices to host World Tourism Day activities to promote the significance of tourism to Papua New Guinea’s economic sector.  In 2023, the PNGTPA hosted a special World Tourism Day program with the Lae City Authority and select members of the Lae tourism industry.

World Tourism Day highlights the important role of tourism in building resilient national economies and empowering local communities, especially encouraging sustainable tourism through equal participation and involvement in tourism businesses and activities consistent with the United Nation’s sustainable development goals.   The PNGTPA has also developed a Tourism Sector Development Plan to guide the the organization in developing tourism in the country – this plans aligns with the national economic development plans, as well as global and regional plans involving the tourism sector.

This 2024’s World Tourism Day theme is, ‘Tourism and Peace’.

Find out how you can be a part of World Tourism Day with the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority, email: info@papuanewguinea.travel  

 

Watch our 2019 World Tourism Day videos (click below):

🎞️ 2019 World Tourism Day with the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority

🎞️ 2019 World Tourism Day with Sports Fishing PNG

🎞️ 2019 World Tourism Day with Stanley Hotel & Suites 

🎞️ 2019 World Tourism Day with PNG Trekking Adventures 

🎞️ 2019 World Tourism Day with the University of Papua New Guinea

🎞️ 2019 World Tourism Day with the Port Moresby Nature Park

23RD TO 31ST MARCH, 2024 

The Port Moresby Game Fishing Club will be the proud host of the 2024 Papua New Guinea Games Fishing Association National Titles from March 23rd – 31st.

The Game Fishing Association of Papua New Guinea hosts the National Fishing Titles on rotation, between Rabaul, Kokopo, BouganvilleLaeMadang and Port Moresby.

Over the years, the tournament has become Papua New Guinea’s largest sporting event with hundreds of anglers participating and a growing support from corporate sponsors.

Conservation of all species is encouraged by the GFA with the recent introduction of a ‘tag and release’ section to the tournament.

The nutrient-rich oceans and shifting tropical climate of Papua New Guinea nurtures one of the most diverse marine life in the world – making fishing in this destination world-class.

 

For further information, email committee@pmgfc.fish or follow the Port Moresby Game Fishing Club’s Facebook page.  

25TH APRIL 2024

Join the residents of Rabaul in East New Britain Province to commemorate the ANZAC heroes that served during the Battle of Rabaul, World War II New Guinea Campaign.

The event is supported by the Rabaul Historical Society in partnership with the Australian High Commission and New Zealand High Commission in Port Moresby.

The dawn service usually begins at 0500 hours at the RSL Cenotaph along Mango Avenue in Rabaul Town.  Accommodation, Tours, Transport and tickets to the Gunfire Breakfast can be arranged through The Rabaul Hotel.

The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACs) and the residents of Rabaul endured a devastating defeat from Japanese forces during the Battle of Rabaul. The tragic stories are still remembered and retold through the war monuments, relics, museums, including former residents and descendants of those that lived through the terrible war that ravaged one of Papua New Guinea’s most beloved towns.

Although ANZAC Day is no longer a recognized public holiday in PNG, special memorial services are still held every year on April 25th to commemorate the contribution of the ANZACs to Papua New Guinea’s history.

25TH APRIL 2024

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Bomana War Cemetery is Papua New Guinea’s biggest dedication service to honor the ANZACs and the local militia and civilians serving Allied Forces during the world wars.

The Bomana War Cemetery is located on the outskirts of Port Moresby – less than a half-hour drive from the capital’s main central business district.

The service begins at about 4:30 am.  There will be ample security provided by the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary and the PNG Defence Force.  Transport can be arranged through Kokoda Track and Port Moresby tour operators.

The Gunfire Breakfast is usually organised by the Australian High Commission of Port Moresby.  The gunfire breakfast tickets must be obtained/purchased before the event and is arranged by the Australian Returned Services League Port Moresby Branch.

Papua New Guinea’s relationship with Australia and New Zealand extends to the colonial era, World War I and World War II.  The most memorable being World War II, when numerous battles raged across PNG – from Kokoda Track to Rabaul.  Many Papua New Guinean’s served as service men and women, as well as labourers assisting the allied forces, especially the legendary ANZACs – the Australian and New Zealand defense forces.

Although ANZAC Day is no longer a public holiday in PNG, special memorial services are still held every year on April 25th to commemorate the contribution of the ANZACs to our nations history.

 

For updates and further information Like and Follow the Australian Returned Services League Port Morebsy Branch on Facebook

23RD JULY 2024

Remembrance Day in Papua New Guinea is observed every July 23rd to commemorate the services of the members of the nation’s armed forces who participated during World War One, World War Two, and in general peace keeping and law and order engagements within the country and abroad.

In the nation’s capital of Port Moresby, Remembrance Day will be officially observed at the Ela Beach Remembrance Memorial Park.

War veterans, the PNG Defense Force, Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary and the PNG Correctional Services will be participating in the Remembrance Day parade march along Healy Parade.

State officials like the Prime Minister and the Governor-General are usually present at the event to make an official address.  This is then followed by a dedication service.

This 2024 will mark the 43rd Anniversary of PNG’s National Remembrance Day of observance.

 

Tentative Remembrance Day Programme – Remembrance Park, Ela Beach, Port Moresby 

 07:00 am | Arrival of Master of Ceremony 

08:00 am | Arrival of VIP’s and invited Guests 

08:30 am | March on by Disciplinary Forces 

08.35 am | Arrival of Parade Host 

08:40 am | Arrival of Principal Guest 

08:45 am | Arrival of the Governor General of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea 

08:50 am | Catafalque Party moves into position in front of the Monument 

09:00 am | Welcome remarks by the Master of Ceremony 

09.05 am | Prayer of Invocation 

09:10 am | Bible Readings 

09:20 am | The Lord’s Prayer 

09:30 am | Keynote Address to the Nation by the Governor General of Papua New Guinea 

09:40 am | Police Band with Choir group 

09:45 am | Laying of Wreaths 

09:50 am | ODE (All to stand), an Ex-Serviceman recites the ‘Ode’ 

09:55 am | Last Post and One Minute Silence 

10:00 am | Rouse 

10:05 am | National Anthem 

10:10 am | The Benediction 

10:15 am | Catafalque Party Dismounts (All  to stand).  The Catafalque Party march-off) 

10:20 am | Departure of Guests of Honor 

10:25 am | Departure of Principal Guest 

10:30 am | Departure of Parade Host  

10:35 am | Announcement by Master of Ceremony 

10:40 am | Guard March-off 

**Program ends 

23RD JULY 2024 

Join the Rabaul Historical Society in East New Britain Province, as they pause with the rest of the nation to remember our unnamed local heroes who were involved in the World War efforts that swept across the territory in the 1910’s and 1940’s.

Rabaul Town, is steeped in military history and the legacy of this difficult time in our nation’s narrative survives in memorials, museums and the generation that came after.

Discover and appreciate the memory of those who served, sacrificed and survived this Remembrance Day in Papua New Guinea – #LestWeForget.

9TH MARCH 2024 

The POM City Markets is one of Port Moresby’s popular craft markets, featuring a wonderful mix of traditional and contemporary art and crafts from Papua New Guinea.  From fashion to home décor, food and souvenirs – there is something for everyone here.

Held every month on the grounds of the National Museum and Art Gallery, the POM City Markets offers a safe and friendly environment with ample carpark.

Entry fee is 2 Kina per person.

Contact:

Pascoe Promotions: phone +675 7906-5091 email mariem@pascoegroup.com facebook https://www.facebook.com/pomcitymarkets

28TH FEBRUARY 2024 

Night Markets is an upcoming craft market taking place at the Harbourside Precinct, Down Town, Port Moresby.

Market goers will find an array of amazing Papua New Guinean arts, crafts and fashion items on sale.

Enjoy the live-band entertainment, or dine at one of the nearby restaurants.  The beautiful views of Fairfax Harbour are always a treat for the Harbourside promenader.

Contact:

Pascoe Promotions: phone +675 7906-5091 email mariem@pascoegroup.com facebook https://www.facebook.com/pomcitymarkets

3rd November 2024 

Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels Day or Kokoda Day is commemorated every 3rd of November, at the Kokoda Station in Papua New Guinea’s Northern Province.

The day honors the native men who served as labourers for the Allied forces during the World War Two Kokoda Campaign.  These legendary men were given the endearing name of ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels’ – a term from a famous poem written by an Australian army officer during the WWII New Guinea campaign – an unforgettable period in Papua New Guinea’s history.

There were an estimated 37,000 Papuans and New Guineans who served during the World War Two campaign – many of whom remain nameless, only observed and recorded through war footage captured from the war.

Kokoda Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels Day begins with a wreath-laying ceremony and traditional ‘singsing’ at the Kokoda Memorial Field.

For further information, contact the Kokoda Track Authority: email jwargirai@kokodatrackauthority.org or the Australian High Commission in PNG call +675 70900100 

Read more: Remembering the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels 

16th to 18th July, 2021 

The inaugural Central Provincial Agro Tourism Show will be staged in the Rigo District, Kwikila Secondary School Sports Field.

The three-day event will showcase both current and potential agriculture and tourism products spanning the length and breadth of the four districts of the beautiful Central Province, as well as promoting SMEs in the rural area.

Come along and support local farmers and sample their agriculture products.  

 

For advise on transport and nearby accommodation, contact the event organizers, email: cpagtourism.show@gmail.com +675 7178-1389  

 

2021 Central Province Agro Tourism Show flyer

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