World Tourism Day

National Capital District
Papua Region
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Contact the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority, email:

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:  


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

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