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Tourists Reassured in Papua New Guinea
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12/01/2024
TOURISTS IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA URGED TO REACH OUT TO PNG TOURISM PROMOTION AUTHORITY FOR ASSISTANCE DURING STATE OF EMERGENCY PORT MORESBY, 12th January 2024:  The PNG Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA) wishes to encourage tourists and travellers in Papua New Guinea, to reach out to the organisation if they have encountered disruptions and issues relating to the recent...
World Tourism Day
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04/10/2023
As a member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA) joins in the annual celebration of World Tourism Day every 27 September.  The PNGTPA will carry out various awareness activities in major country centres.    The 2022 theme for World Tourism Day is ‘Tourism and Green Investments‘.  This year we celebrate...
World Tourism Day
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27/09/2023
World Tourism Day 2023: Tourism & Green Investments LET’S INVEST IN OUR PEOPLE, OUR PLANET AND OUR PROSPERITY A Message from our CEO, Mr. Eric Mossman Uvovo:  Thank you for joining Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority as we celebrate ‘World Tourism Day’ 2023. As most of you know, every year, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in...
Pacific Digital Tourism Champions Training Program a Success in Papua New Guinea
Industry NewsPacific Digital Tourism Champions Training Program a Success in Papua New Guinea
21/07/2023
Pacific Digital Tourism Champions Training Program a Success in Papua New Guinea The Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) successfully concluded the highly anticipated Pacific Digital Champions training program in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on Friday 14th July, 2023 . This initiative is part SPTOs Digital Transformation Project (Phase 2), made possible through funding from the...
Press Statement from the CEO of the PNGTPA, Mr. Eric Uvovo
Press Statement from the CEO of the PNGTPA, Mr. Eric Uvovo
20/07/2023
Press Statement Tourism Ambassador Justin Olam Commences Promotional Engagement with PNG Tourism Promotion Authority On behalf of the Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority board, management and staff, I am pleased to officially announce Papua New Guinea’s tourism brand ambassador, Justin Olam.  Justin recently travelled to PNG and started working with our PNG TPA team...
Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority Proud Sponsors of the PITA27
08/06/2023
Papua New Guinea Tourism Shines at the 27th Pacific Island Telecommunications Association’s Annual General Meeting and Business Expo Forum The Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA) is one of the proud corporate sponsors of the 27th Pacific Island Telecommunications Association AGM & Business Expo Forum (PITA 27), hosted by the Telikom PNG Limited at...
Workshop Promotes Harnessing of Domestic Tourism Data
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05/06/2023
Domestic Tourism Data Methodologies Workshop Conducted in Port Moresby A Domestic Tourism Data Methodologies and Stakeholder Consultation workshop was conducted in Port Moresby on the 1st and 2nd of June 2023, by The Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) and the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA). The workshop and consultations emphasized how domestic tourism can...
Tourism Promotion Authority Supports PNG Tourism Industry Association with Membership Subsidy
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05/06/2023
MEMBERSHIP SUBSIDY SUPPORT FOR PAPUA NEW GUINEA TOURISM INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION The PNG Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA) has partnered with the PNG Tourism Industry Association (PNG TIA) to boost membership for 2023. In joint efforts to build back the tourism industry better after the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, PNGTPA has provided a 50,000 Kina...
Minister Gives Thumbs Up for Sports Tourism
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19/05/2023
Minister Gives Thumbs Up for Sports Tourism By: KEVIN TEME Brisbane, AUSTRALIA (11 May 2023) – Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture Hon. Isi Henry Leonard is impressed about the initiatives taken by PNG Tourism and Promotion Authority (PNGTPA) to help promote Papua New Guinea as a tourist destination. PNGTPA in a nutshell is pushing...
Olam is Proud to be PNGTPA’s Tourism Brand Ambassador
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19/05/2023
Justin Olam is Proud to be PNGTPA’s Tourism Brand Ambassador By KEVIN TEME Brisbane, AUSTRALIA (11 May 2023) – Papua New Guinea rugby league icon and Australian NRL Melbourne Storms star centre Justin Olam is officially the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority’ s tourism brand ambassador. The formal announcement was made in the presence of Minister...
Meeting Discussions for an NRL match in Papua New Guinea
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19/05/2023
Tourism Promotion Authority: Discussions Underway for an Australian NRL Match to be Played in Papua New Guinea By Kevin Teme A planned meeting between PNG Tourism Promotion Authority and the relevant concerned authorities and partners in bringing an Australian National Rugby Leagure (NRL) Premiership round to Papua New Guinea in the year 2024/2025 went successful on...
PNG Tourism Promotion Authority Sponsors Easter Events at Port Moresby Nature Park
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12/04/2023
PORT MORESBY NATURE PARK RECEIVES SPONSORSHIP FROM TOURISM PROMOTION AUTHORITY The Tourism Promotion Authority is a proud sponsor of the Easter events at the Port Moresby Nature Park, taking place, 8th – 16th of April 2023. The PNGTPA supported the Port Moresby Nature Park with a sponsorship of 7,000 Kina, which will go towards the...
PNG Tourism Promotion Authority Launches Corporate Plan, 2023-2026
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22/03/2023
PNG Tourism Promotion Authority Launches Four-Year Corporate Plan  THE Tourism Promotion Authority proudly launched its four-year Corporate Plan 2023-2026, at The Stanley Hotel in Port Moresby, last week Friday 17th March, 2023.  Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Isi Henry Leonard, was present at the momentous occasion to officially launch the newly developed Corporate Plan. ...
PNG Tourism Promotion Authority Joins Organizing Steering Committee for 2023 World Indigenous Forum
TPA Latest NewsPNG Tourism Promotion Authority Joins Organizing Steering Committee for 2023 World Indigenous Forum
07/03/2023
Tourism Promotion Authority Joins Government Agencies Involved in World Indigenous Business Forum Planned for October 2023 Port Moresby, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (3 March 2023) – Papua New Guinea’s preparations for the 2023 World Indigenous Business Forum – to be staged in October at the APEC Haus, began with the announcement of over a dozen government...
MSC Poesia’s Maiden Visit to Papua New Guinea
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05/03/2023
MSC Poesia’s Maiden Call to Papua New Guinea Alotau, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (5 March 2023) – Papua New Guinea warmly welcomes MSC Cruises with the maiden call of one of its stunning cruise liner vessels – the MSC Poesia. The MSC Poesia will first grace the shores of Milne Bay Province, visiting two ports of...
PNG Tourism Promotion Authority Commences Consultations on New National Tourism Policy, Marketing Strategy
13/02/2023
Regional Tourism Consultations Begin on National Tourism Policy, Marketing Strategy Port Moresby, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (13 February 2023) —The Papua New Guinea (PNG) Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA) has commenced a series of regional consultations on the development of a new PNG National Tourism Policy and Marketing Strategy. The TPA, in partnership with the Asian Development...
PNGTPA CEO Disappointed with Post-Courier Reporting over Kavieng Incident
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26/01/2023
PNGTPA CEO EXPRESSES DISAPPOINTMENT OVER INCIDENT REPORTED BY POST-COURIER Chief Executive Officer of the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority, Eric Mossman Uvovo, has expressed his utmost disappointment regarding the incident that occurred in Kavieng, New Ireland province, reported on the Post Courier on Friday 13th of January. “Kavieng is amongst the top tourist destinations in PNG, it...
Safe Traveler PNG Guidelines Coordination
12/12/2022
Safe Traveler PNG Guidelines Coordination The emergence of the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) in late 2019 and later declared as a global pandemic in March 2020 has shifted the economic landscape of the world. Notably, the tourism and transport sector have been the hardest hit economic sectors amongst others. Since the elevated risk of novel...
Launch of Tourism Sector Development Plan 2022-2026
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12/12/2022
PNG TOURISM PROMOTION AUTHORITY HOSTS THE FIRST TOURISM SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2022-2026 IMPLEMENTATION STEERING COMMITTEE (TSDP-ISC) MEETING, 29TH JUNE 2022, PORT MORESBY The Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority hosted its first Implementation Steering Committee Meeting for the recently launched Tourism Sector Development Plan 2022-2026 on the 29th June 2022, at the Lamana Hotel in...
Is our PNG Tourism Industry Ready for Digitalization?
11/12/2022
Digitalizing our Tourism Industry By Pauline Riman There is no denying that the global travel and tourism industry has grown exponentially over the past two decades. E-commerce and Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) have been the biggest driving force of online travel bookings since 2018.  Conversion to payments complete the final step of the sales funnel...
New Board Members for PNG Tourism Promotion Authority
11/12/2022
Tourism Promotion Authority Announces Appointment of New Board Members ON Wednesday 31st August, 2022, new board members were welcomed at a swearing in ceremony at the Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA) office, Down Town, Port Moresby. Magistrate Sandy Tiakin facilitated the legal oaths and affirmations of the ceremony, wherein the new members swore to uphold their awarded roles...
Papua New Guinea Tourism in the Post-Pandemic Era
08/11/2022
Tourism Update: Papua New Guinea Tourism Since the Borders Officially Opening Papua New Guinea officially opened its borders to international visitors on the 1st July 2022, and visitor arrivals from January to August 2022 show that the country has received 37,537 visitors – 2,182 of these visitors were here on holiday. Obtaining a tourist visa...
Papua New Guinea in the United Kingdom
05/11/2022
PROUDLY PROMOTING PAPUA NEW GUINEA TOURISM IN THE UNITED KINGDOM The Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA) is one of the proud sponsors of the Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League (PNGRFL) and the PNG LNG Kumuls team, contesting at the 2022 Rugby League World Cup in England. Mr. Eric Mossman Uvovo, PNGTPA chief...
Remembering the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels
Travelers' NewsPapua New Guinea Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel Awm C
04/11/2022
FUZZY WUZZY ANGELS DAY | NOVEMBER 3RD  The year 2022 marks the 80th Anniversary of the World War II campaign, 1942 – 2022, a momentous period in Papua New Guinea history.  Battles between the allied and axis powers raged across the territory of Papua and New Guinea – none more poignant to the memories of Australians, New Zealanders and Papua New...
Tourist Information Booth Opens at Jacksons International Airport
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14/10/2022
TOURISM PROMOTION AUTHORITY AND NATIONAL AIRPORTS CORPORATION REOPEN TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE AT JACKSON’S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT THE Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA), just like all National Tourism Offices around the world, is welcoming travellers back to Papua New Guinea with the reopening of the Tourist Information Centre at the Jackson’s International Airport in Port Moresby, Friday 14th October, 2022. The reopening of the...
PNGTPA announces the re-opening of Cruise Tourism
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05/10/2022
The Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority announces the re-opening of Cruise Tourism in Papua New Guinea. Chief Executive officer of the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA) Eric Mossman Uvovo said Cruise Tourism was one of their key agendas for the year following the easing of travel restrictions back in Papua New Guinea for commercial shipping....
PNG Tourism Promotion Authority Ready to Assist Tourists
PNG Tourism Promotion Authority Ready to Assist Tourists
20/09/2022
STRANDED GOROKA SHOW TOURISTS URGED TO REACH OUT TO THE TOURISM PROMOTION AUTHORITY In light of the current situation in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province, PNG Tourism Promotion Authority would like to advise our valued international tourists in the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea, whom have attended the 2022 Goroka Show, to seek further information...
Papua New Guinea Tourism to be Promoted in Gulf and Middle East Regions
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08/03/2022
PNG Tourism Promotion Authority Partners with Across Borders Travel in Dubai By Eric Kone On Tuesday 1st March 2022, the Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA), signed a memorandum of understanding with a Dubai-based marketing and representation company to promote and market Papua New Guinea’s tourism industry in the Gulf and Middle East regions. Minister...
Papua New Guinea Welcomes Back Tourists
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02/03/2022
Papua New Guinea Welcomes Fully Vaccinated Travelers On Tuesday the 15th of February, 2022, the National SOE Controller, Commissioner David Manning announced the re-opening of borders to tourists travelling into Papua New Guinea in compliance with travel entry requirements. In expressing gratitude on behalf of the tourism industry of PNG, PNG Tourism Promotion Authority Chief...
Papua New Guinea National Dance Troupe making a debut in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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16/02/2022
PAPUA NEW GUINEA NATIONAL DANCE TROUPE MAKING A DEBUT IN DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA) after a vigorous process of organizing a dance competition, selecting the top-performing dance troupe, staging several rehearsals and preparing the group, is all set to send off the PNG National Dance Troupe to Dubai...
Anslom Performing with Papua New Guinea National Dance Troupe at Expo 2020 Dubai
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16/02/2022
ANSLOM NAKIKUS SUPPORTING THE PNG NATIONAL DANCE TROUPE DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES The Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA) is glad to support the Music Industry of Papua New Guinea. One of its members is Anslom Ronald Nakikus.  Anslom will be performing at the Dubai World Expo 2020 from, 21st – 28th February 2022....
PNG Tourism Promotion Authority Partners with PNG Air to Boost Domestic Tourism
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09/02/2022
With international borders closed over the past two years, Papua New Guinea’s Tourism Sector has suffered greatly with airlines, tour operators, hoteliers, product owners and business houses all feeling the effects of the covid-19 pandemic. In response to this, the Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority is looking to provide industry support by boosting domestic...
TPA Engages PNG Tourism Industry in Virtual Events at Expo2020 Dubai Promoting Travel and Connectivity
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08/02/2022
TPA Engages PNG Tourism Industry in weeklong virtual events at Expo2020 Dubai Promoting Travel and Connectivity THE World Expo 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates delivered a successful Travel & Connectivity week, 9th – 15th January 2022. The purpose of the Expo 2020 thematic week was to create international dialogue on addressing the interrelated global challenges...
PNG Investment Forum Promotes Tourism and Connectivity at World Expo in Dubai
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07/02/2022
Papua New Guinea Investment Forum Promotes Tourism and Connectivity at World Expo in Dubai THE Papua New Guinea Investment Forum on Ecotourism and Connectivity successfully concluded on Friday, 14th January 2022, at the Expo2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  This was the third investment forum hosted by the Papua New Guinea Expo Team focused on promoting investment...
First PNG Tourism Satellite Account Report Released
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17/01/2022
TPA and NSO release the first Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) Report for PNG PNG Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA) in partnership with the National Statistical Office (NSO) successfully completed and released the first Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) report for Papua New Guinea.  Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) is the standard United Nations (UN), approved method of measuring the direct...
EXPO 2020 Dubai: Travel and Connectivity Week
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14/01/2022
Travel and Connectivity Week, 11th to 14th January 2022 The Travel & Connectivity week is one of 10 thematic weeks run throughout the duration of the Expo 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As a participating country at the Expo, Papua New Guinea is proud to engage in the ‘Travel & Connectivity’ week – joining the rest of the...
40th Remembrance Day in Port Moresby
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23/07/2021
2021 National Remembrance Day in Port Moresby Staff of the PNG Tourism Promotion authority joined hundreds of observers at the 40th National Remembrance Day commemorations at the Ela Beach Remembrance Park, Port Moresby – Friday 23rd July 2021. The Remembrance Day Service paid tribute to our nation’s armed forces, especially those that served in the civil and...
Government Agencies Partner to Bring Papua New Guinea to World Expo in Dubai
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22/07/2021
Tourism Promotion Authority Signs MOU to Represent PNG at the World Expo 2020 in Dubai  THE Tourism Promotion Authority is pleased to be one of the core government agencies supporting the World Expo 2020 PNG Secretariat, led by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT).  The signing of the memorandum of understanding on the...
PNG Tourism Promotion Authority Hosts Safe Traveler Information Session
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21/07/2021
PNGTPA HOSTS INFORMATION SESSION ON THE SAFE TRAVELER PNG INITIATIVE SINCE the declaration of the global health pandemic in March 2020 and the emergence of the Novel Coronavirus within the PNG borders, the heightened public health measures and border restrictions have had a severe effect on an economic sector that relies heavily on cross-border activities...
Goroka’s Paradise Café
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10/06/2021
VISIT THE PARADISE CAFÉ GOROKA’s recently opened Paradise Café is a must visit for those traveling to the Eastern Highlands capital. Neatly located on the ground floor of the newly built Fresh Produce Development Authority building complex in the heart of Goroka town, Paradise Café adds value and offers variety to an ever-changing coffee and...
Safe Traveler Initiative Nationwide Roll-out
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07/06/2021
Safe Traveler Initiative Begins in Papua New Guinea Since the declaration of the global health pandemic in March 2020 and the emergence of the Novel Coronavirus within our Papua New Guinea borders, the heightened public health measures and border restrictions have had a severe effect on an economic sector that relies heavily on cross-border activities – the...
Papua New Guinea 2020 Visitor Arrivals
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16/03/2021
Papua New Guinea’s 2020 Visitor Arrival Numbers Lowest in 20 Years The Tourism Promotion Authority 2020 Visitor Arrival Report revealed a massive 82% decrease in visitors to Papua New Guinea.  A total of 39,000 international visitors were recorded in 2020, this was 170,000 less than the 2019 arrival figures.  The 2020 figures are the lowest...
Papua New Guinea Valentine’s Day Holiday Packages
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11/02/2021
Take advantage of these specials and holiday packages available from the following hotels in Papua New Guinea:  MADANG RESORT, Madang Province:  Love February – Celebrate Love at the Madang Resort… 2 Nights Deluxe Room Twin Share Accommodation for only PGK668* per person, includes daily buffet breakfast, snorkeling, harbor cruise and more.  Download promotion flyer here.  Email reservations@madangresort.com or call +675 422-2766  THE...
Join in the Chinese New Year Celebrations in Papua New Guinea
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08/02/2021
Experience a Chinese New Year Celebration! Treat yourself this Friday 12th February and experience a memorable Chinese New Year celebration at a variety of places in Papua New Guinea. Don your lucky red colors, dine on the best delicious Chinese cuisine and toast to a successful 2021 celebrating the year of the Ox. For those...
Turtle Guardians of Lissenung Island
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08/02/2021
Successful Hatching of 89 Hawksbill Sea Turtles on Lissenung Island By New Ireland Provincial Government Media Unit Imagine being asked to watch turtles’ hatch.  Definitely an offer no one would refuse.  In order to witness it you would have to travel to a picturesque island resort about 25 minutes by speed boat off Kavieng town...
Pangalu Hot Springs Tourism Project Underway in West New Britain
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08/02/2021
Pangalu Hot Springs Tourism Project Underway in West New Britain The Pangalu Hot Springs Tourism Infrastructure Project in West New Britain commenced in early January this year without interruption. Pangalu Hot Springs in Talasea District, is a well-known natural attraction in West New Britain Province.  Fascinating geothermal formations found at Pangalu include hot springs, geysers...
Mount Lamington Eruption 70th Anniversary
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08/02/2021
Mount Lamington Eruption 70th Anniversary   By Colin Taimbari  Hohorita Village in central Oro Kaiva area of the Northern Province came alive on Thursday 21st January 2021, as the people commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the Eruption of Mount Lamington. The eruption of Mt Lamington on Sunday January 21st, 1951 remains the single largest natural disaster in Papua...
National Tourism Plan 2021-2025 Validation Workshop
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08/02/2021
National Tourism Plan 2021-2025 Validation Workshop to Build Back the Tourism Sector in Papua New Guinea The Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority in its objective to develop the National Tourism Plan 2021-2025, hosted a three-day validation workshop from Wednesday 20th to Friday 22nd January 2021 at APEC Haus in Port Moresby. The workshop brought...
PNG Valentine’s Day Travel Inspirations
04/02/2021
2021 Valentine’s Day Weekend Specials  By Pauline Riman It’s that time of the year again when the heart grows fonder and travel is more wonderful when you have that special someone to share the journey with you. Fall in love again this Valentine’s Day in Papua New Guinea with a romantic itinerary spanning a weekend,...
Papua New Guinea Christmas Holiday Packages
Industry NewsDaniel Herszberg Asaro Mudmen Easternhighlands
04/02/2021
Take advantage of these holiday packages available from the following hotels in Papua New Guinea:  LOLOATA ISLAND RESORT, Central Province:  Celebrate New Year at Loloata Island Resort – 1-night accommodation, fruit punch on arrival, buffet with suckling pig, fire dance, beach side DJ, breakfast for 2 – PGK1,249*.  Download package information here.   GATEWAY HOTEL, ELA BEACH HOTEL & PORT MORESBY NATURE PARK, Port...
Hon. Isi Leonard is New Minister for Tourism Arts and Culture
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04/02/2021
Hon. Isi Henry Leonard is New Minister for Tourism Arts and Culture  Hon. Isi Henry Leonard MP is the new Minister for Tourism Arts and Culture replacing Hon. Walter Schnaubelt MP in a recent cabinet reshuffle announced by Prime Minister James Marape MP. In a brief hand-over-take-over ceremony at the Tourism Promotion Authority office in Port...
Take a Well Deserved Break this Festive Season
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22/12/2020
Festive Season Holiday Packages RESIDENTS in Papua New Guinea can experience a range of exciting holiday packages offering opportunity to explore the country this festive season. “I urge our local people and expatriate community to explore our beautiful country,” said Mr. Eric Mossman Uvovo, Tourism Promotion Authority chief executive officer. “We’ve been telling the rest of...
Journey the Wondrous Wilds of West New Britain
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21/12/2020
Journey the Wondrous Wilds of West New Britain By Pauline Riman  Above: Image of Kimbe Bay by David Doubilet. See: Paradise Revisited, National Geographic. NOTHING has captured the exquisite other worldly beauty of West New Britain than David Doubilet’s famous photo of Kimbe Bay that featured in the National Geographic in 2016.  Everyone who has...
Tourism Developments in West New Britain Province
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21/12/2020
WNB Provincial Government Partners with TPA to Develop Tourism in the Province SINCE the signing of a memorandum of understanding in 2018 between the Tourism Promotion Authority and the West New Britain Provincial Government, several developments have taken place aimed at strengthening tourism in the province. West New Britain is a well-known tourism destination famous...
Air Niugini Domestic Tuesday Specials
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21/12/2020
Check out Air Niugini’s Domestic Tuesday Specials  PAPUA New Guinea’s national flag carrier, Air Niugini, is offering incredible discounts every Tuesday for domestic travelers.   According to a November 2020 Air Niugini media release, the specials are published at 0900 hours every Tuesday.  Air Niugini email subscribers and Facebook followers are the first to be...
2020 Sepik Culture and Agriculture Show a Success
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21/12/2020
Success for the First Sepik Culture & Agriculture Show THE Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA) was a proud Gold Sponsor of the inaugural 2020 Kumul Petroleum Holdings Sepik Culture and Agriculture Show, which convened on the 13th of December in Wewak Town, East Sepik Province. The event was successfully staged for three-days at the Sir Michael...
Update on the New Tourism Master Plan
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21/12/2020
The New Tourism Master Plan will be Launched in 2021 THE Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA) is in the process of finalizing the much anticipated Tourism Master Plan (2021-2025), which was developed through extensive consultation with the tourism industry and the public between 2019 and 2020 across major centers in the country.  (See: TMP Have Your...
Highs and Lows of our Tourism Events Calendar
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21/12/2020
The 2021 Tourism Calendar of Events THE beginning of 2020 was the most challenging year for tourism in Papua New Guinea and across the globe.  Especially with border closures, travel restrictions, cancelled bookings and a multitude of issues that severely hurt our tourism industry. However, in the last quarter of the year in Papua New...
New Travel Trade Training Website Launched for Papua New Guinea
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10/12/2020
Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority Launches New Trade Training Website for Australia and New Zealand Travel Markets Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA) has this month launched a new destination training website for travel trade. Designed to immerse agents in the history, culture, adventures and unique stories of Papua New Guinea, as well...
Megabo Community Showcase Unique Cane Swallowing Ritual
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04/12/2020
Megabo Cane Swallowing Festival Encourages Peace and Unity in Community  The People of Megabo in the upper Bena area of the Eastern Highlands Province have been challenged to wisely use what God has blessed them with to enrich their lives. Tourism Promotion Authority Chief Executive Officer Mr Eric Mossman Uvovo told the Megabo community that...
TPA Works Towards a Tourism Satellite Account
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25/11/2020
TPA Partners with NSO, BPNG and IRC to Develop Papua New Guinea’s First Tourism Satellite Account The TSA Technical Working Group from the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA), National Statistical Office (NSO), Bank of PNG and the Internal Revenue Commission (IRC) met for the first time on Tuesday this week at the TPA office to discuss...
PNG Tourism Promotion Authority has a new CEO
Industry NewsPNG Tourism Promotion Authority has a new CEO
05/11/2020
The Tourism Arts and Culture Minister Hon. Walter Schnaubelt MP said the National Executive Council (N.E.C.) had made the decision to replace Mr Agus. He thanked Mr Agus on behalf of the N.E.C. for his outstanding contributions to the development of the tourism sector in PNG. He also welcomed Mr Mossman saying the Ministry was...
Hon. Walter Schnaubelt new Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture
12/10/2020
Hon. Walter Schnaubelt new Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture The official handover-takeover ceremony of Papua New Guinea’s new tourism minister was held last week at the Tourism Promotion Authority, Tuesday 6th October, 2020. In-coming Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture Hon. Walter Schnaubelt, thanked out-going Minister Hon. Emil Tammur, for leading the ministry for...
APEC Study Reveals Cruise Tourism Impacts in PNG
12/10/2020
PNG Tourism Promotion Authority launches Economic Study on the Impact of Cruise Tourism PNG’s active engagement in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum has been sector lead in recent years with the vision to address sector priority areas on the regional level. PNGTPA, through its involvement in the APEC Tourism Working Group was able...
Bachelor of Business and Management
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02/10/2020
Program Downloads: Application Form Information Brochure About PS-THM Programme Tourism is regarded as one of the largest and fastest growing industries manipulating global economy. This can be attributed to the continued expansion and diversification experienced by the industry. The need to travel, explore the unknown and experience the inherent beauty of a place drive people...
National Kenu and Kundu Festival Now a Biennial Event
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19/06/2020
DEFERRAL OF 2020 MILNE BAY’S NATIONAL KENU AND KUNDU FESTIVAL This serves to notify all sponsors, stakeholders, and the general public that the 2020 National Kenu and Kundu Festival (NKKF) is cancelled to become a biennial event (held every two years) starting in 2021. This is consistent with a 2019 PEC Decision placing the NKKF under the...
2020 Enga Cultural Show All Set for August
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19/06/2020
Enga Show Goes On The Enga Cultural Show Committee has announced that the 2020 Enga Show is all set to go ahead as planned from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th August at the Aipus Rugby Field in Wabag. Enga Governor Sir Peter Ipatas said, “The Enga Cultural Show has grown to become an important part...
2020 Cultural Events Update
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18/06/2020
2020 Cultural Events Update According to the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority COVID-19 crisis business impact survey report conducted in April 2020, the global pandemic has had a devastating impact on Papua New Guinea’s tourism industry with more than 90% of businesses experiencing cancelled bookings. Many of these cancelled bookings have been for the cultural festival...
Tourism Business Impact Survey Released
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09/06/2020
Survey reveals Tourism Industry impacted by COVID-19 The tourism industry in Papua New Guinea has been severely hit as a result of COVID-19 and the travel restrictions imposed to contain its spread, a survey has revealed. The Business Impact Survey, carried out by the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority, was aimed at assessing the impact of the...
Tourism Awareness on Buses and Trains
TPA Latest News
17/02/2020
Proudly Promoting Papua New Guinea on Buses and Trains Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority (PNG TPA) Chief Executive Officer Mr Jerry Agus says mobile advertisements on PMV buses in Port Moresby are part of the organisation’s ongoing tourism awareness and promotions campaign. Mr Agus said PNG TPA has advertised on about 10 PMV buses...
Surfing Association of PNG Supports Skateboarding Program
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15/01/2020
Surfing Association of PNG Supports Skateboarding Program As the Surfing Association Papua New Guinea Inc (SAPNG) marks 31 years since its foundation, another new and exciting chapter in the evolution of its history is being made with Skateboarding PNG, headed by its President Ms Victoria Hudson, a passionate surfer and skateboarder and former Port Moresby International...
2019 Miss Pacific Islands Pageant Float Parade All Set
TPA Latest News
28/11/2019
2019 Miss Pacific Islands Pageant Float Parade All Set Port Moresby residents are invited to come out and meet the 12 contestants of the 2019 Miss Pacific Islands Pageant.  The Miss Pacific Islands Pageant Float Parade takes place one day prior to the actual crowning night of the new Miss Pacific Islands – 29th November...
Miss Pacific Islands Pageant PNG
Industry NewsMiss Pacific Islands Bg (1)
28/11/2019
2019 MISS PACIFIC ISLANDS PNG PAGEANT Pacific We Are: One Step, One Aspiration  A warm Papua New Guinea Welcome to our island brothers and sisters from across the beautiful Pacific!   Join us in PNG – the land of ‘A Million Different Journeys’ as we welcome 12 outstanding Pacific Island pageant queens to our capital city Port Moresby for the annual Miss Pacific Islands Pageant. Follow...
Papua New Guinea to host Miss Pacific Islands Pageant
TPA Latest News
02/11/2019
Papua New Guinea to host 2019 Miss Pacific Islands Pageant A press conference was held, 31st October 2019 at 10am, at the Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority (PNG TPA) Boardroom. This was to announce the Naming Rights Sponsorship of K250,000 in kind by PNG TPA to Miss Pacific Islands Pageant PNG (MPIP PNG) to...
The 16th National Kenu & Kundu Festival, 2019
Industry News
30/10/2019
The 16th National Kenu & Kundu Festival, 2019 As dawn breaks on the 1st November 2019, the distinctive sound of the Conch Shell signaling the gathering of traditional sailing and war canoes, the rhythmic beating of Kundu drums and traditional dancing heralding the Opening Day of the 16th National Kenu & Kundu Festival 2019 (NKKF)...
China Outbound Tourism Workshop
TPA Latest News
28/10/2019
Workshop Helps PNG Tourism Industry Understand the World’s Largest Outbound Tourism Market Select members of PNG’s Tourism Industry were at the Hilton Hotel in Port Moresby, for the China Outbound Tourism Market workshop hosted by the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority on Friday, 25th October 2019.   The one-day workshop had two prominent guest speakers present research data, findings and...
New Park Management Committee for Varirata National Park
Industry News
18/10/2019
Varirata National Park Turns 46 Varirata National Park celebrates 46 years of being Papua New Guinea’s most renowned national parks, since opening on the 18th October 1973 – two years before the country’s Independence. Leading towards Varirata’s 46th Anniversary,  the inaugural Park Management Committee for Varirata National Park was established paving the way for the parks future management and maintenance.  The new...
APEC Workshop on “Prospect Analysis for Sustainable Development of Tourism in Remote Areas of APEC Economies
TPA Latest News
17/10/2019
In the line with the APEC project “Prospect Analysis for Sustainable Development of Tourism in Remote Areas of APEC Economies. Phase I”, the Russian Federation held the workshop in Manila, the Philippines, on 10-11 October 2019. Tourism plays a significant role in tackling social problems, providing employment growth and population welfare. The Asia-Pacific region is...
Nations Capital Independence Celebration Sponsorship from PNGTPA
TPA Latest News
13/09/2019
National Capital Independence Celebration Sponsorship from PNGTPA PAPUA New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA) is delighted to sponsor and give support towards the Amazing Port Moresby 44th Independence Festival with activities that will be staged from the 14th to 16th September in Port Moresby, the nation’s capital. PNGTPA is supporting the Independence Day initiative by the NCDC...
Tourism Awareness Buses
Industry News
22/08/2019
PNG’s Tourism Industry is often described as a sleeping giant, however, much of the government’s attention was given to the non-renewable sector and tourism was not recognized as one of the key sustainable economic sectors, even though Tourism is recognized as a major contributor to the global economy. For the past years, Tourism Awareness campaigns...
Virtual Reality Journeys with Trostle Films
Industry NewsVirtual Reality Journeys with Trostle Films
27/07/2019
PAPUA NEW GUINEA VIRTUAL REALITY 360 JOURNEYS WITH TROSTLE FILMS Journey the Islands and Highlands of Papua New Guinea in 360-VR https://youtu.be/plKsvi-qMCE PNG Tourism Promotion Authority and Trostle Films wish to take you on an immersive journey through the Islands, Highlands and Papuan region of Papua New Guinea.  Follow the online journeys of the Trostle Films team: Micah Trostle, Trevor Mallen and Daniel Jacobsen – as they travel stunning locations in beautiful...
Journey Papua New Guinea in 360 Virtual Reality
TPA Latest News
26/07/2019
Papua New Guinea 360 Virtual Reality Tourism Video Out Now PAPUA New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority launched an exciting destination video captured in 360 virtual reality at the APEC Haus in Port Moresby, Monday 22nd July. The launch of the 360 VR video was part of the inaugural ‘Promoting PNG Positively Online’ event sponsored by...
Raun Raun Theatre to be Rehabilitated
TPA Latest News
13/07/2019
Raun Raun Theatre to be Rehabilitated The Tourism Promotion Authority through the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture will renovate the historical Raun Raun Theatre in Goroka, Eastern Highlands with a K100,000 funding. Minister for Tourism Arts and Culture Hon. Emil Tammur MP said work will begin immediately to get the iconic traditional structure ready...
PNG TPA Conducts Agritourism Workshop
Industry NewsPNG TPA Conducts Agritourism Workshop
11/06/2019
The Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Office coordinated a workshop on Agritourism, with the view to promote linkages in the Agri-food and Agritourism sectors in Port Moresby on May 27-28. Tourism is a sector that has potential to strengthen the agriculture sector through agritourism and increasing demand for consistent access to quality local produce by...
Papua New Guinea on Hit Television Show – Epic Trails
TPA Latest News
09/06/2019
Papua New Guinea on Hit Television Show, “Epic Trails” Heliconia, the video production company behind the hit television show, “Epic Trails,” announced that its highly anticipated second season opener featured Papua New Guinea, which aired 4th June 2019, on FOX Sports Network. “Epic Trails” host, Eric Hanson, spent over a week in Papua New Guinea venturing on foot into the vastly untouched, raw...
We Need to All Promote our Country
TPA Latest News
09/06/2019
We Need to All Promote our Country Tourism Promotion Authority chief executive officer Jerry Agus wants the Papua New Guinea media to tell the best stories about our beautiful country to the world. He said this when hosting a media get-together in Port Moresby, Friday 31st May 2019. Veteran journalist Frank Kolma said the onus was...
Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority appoints Example
TPA Latest News
31/05/2019
Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority appoints Example for Australian and New Zealand Markets Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA), the statutory body wholly funded by the Government of Papua New Guinea who are responsible for the promotion of PNG as a desirable travel destination, have announced the appointment of Example to represent the...
Tourism on the Rise in Papua New Guinea
TPA Latest News
24/05/2019
Tourism on the Rise in Papua New Guinea New research shows there were almost 95,000 visitors arriving by air in Papua New Guinea, PNG, in 2018, who generated more than PGK690 million (USD$205 million) of spending flowing into the country’s economy. These air arrivals were part of almost 195,000 international visitors to PNG in 2018,...
PNG Dive Focus 2019: Enhancing Understanding through Experience
Industry News
21/05/2019
PNG Dive Focus 2019: Enhancing Understanding through Experience Following the success of the inaugural staging last year, PNG Dive Focus 2019 took place over the course of three weeks in the month of May. PNG Tourism Promotion Authority’s Destination Marketing Representatives (DMR’s) identify diving as the leading attraction for travelers in their respective markets. PNG...
PNGTPA conducts tourism awareness in Southern Highlands Province
TPA Latest News
15/05/2019
A team from the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA) traveled to the Southern Highlands Province from 21st April to 3rd May this year to conduct general tourism awareness and tour guide training’s to the Tourism Product Owners in the Southern Highlands Province. The team visited all the districts in the province and conducted the training’s...
Papua New Guinea Shines at the South Pacific Tourism Exchange
TPA Latest News
09/05/2019
Papua New Guinea Shines at the South Pacific Tourism Exchange In Auckland The Papua New Guinea Tourism team brought its unique colorful presence to the South Pacific Tourism Exchange in Auckland today, adding to the warmth and vibrant island atmosphere shared by other Pacific tourism representatives. The South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) is an annual...
The 2019 Hiri Moale Festival Launched
Industry News
03/05/2019
PORT MORESBY City’s popular Hiri Moale Festival will be bigger and better in 2019 with major side shows and side events leading up to the main event in September. The Hiri Moale Festival 2019 was launched at the symbolic APEC Haus whose structure is designed like the Lakatoi – huge traditional double hull canoes –...
Varirata National Park Opens Information Centre
Industry News
09/04/2019
The Varirata National Park recently opened their new Information Centre at Sogeri outside of Port Moresby. The modern information centre will enhance visitors experience to the nature park. The park is already popular with schools excursions, bird watching, weekend outings for city residents and nature tours. PNGTPA is a partner in the development of the...
Official launch of the 2019 Year of Tourism for China and Pacific Island Countries.
TPA Latest News
09/04/2019
TPA Chief Executive Officer Mr Jerry Agus accompanied by TPA Board Secretary Mr Colin Taimbari attended the official launch of the 2019 Year of Tourism for China and Pacific Island Countries amid fanfare and fireworks in Apia, Samoa. The 2019 Year of Tourism for China and Pacific Islands Countries was as a direct result of...
Papua New Guinea on TripAdvisor
TPA Latest News
18/02/2019
Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority Partners with TripAdvisor – World’s Largest Travel Site Papua New Guinea is now an official destination page on TripAdvisor accumulating over 150,000 page views since partnering in 2018. TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel online site influencing about 433 million trips per year according to a 2018 Oxford Economics Study.  ...
Globetrotting Instagrammer Visits PNG – 156th Country on List
TPA Latest News
18/02/2019
Globetrotting Instagrammer Makes PNG his 156th Country to Visit On his way to breaking a world record, instagrammer Daniel Herszberg is soon to be the second youngest person to have visited all the 195 countries of the world. Daniel Herszberg, an Australian living in Hong Kong, has travelled the world and visited over a hundred...
Goodbye Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel
Travelers' News
19/06/2018
  Farewell PNG’s Last Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel 04 January 2018 PRESS RELEASE THE Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority is greatly saddened by the passing of one of the last known Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels of the Battle of the Kokoda Track. The late Havala Laula was the iconic figure head and living image of the historical Kokoda...
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