PNGTPA provides industry support to boost Domestic Tourism
9 February 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 tourism by encouraging residents in-country to explore and create memories through a travel subsidy program.
As an important and key industry stakeholder, PNG Air is pleased to announce our partnership with PNGTPA in this venture.
“At a time when the travel industry is suffering from reduced visitor numbers, this program is a great example of how all tourism stakeholders can come together to develop solutions to start the rebuild of our industry,” said Simon C, Pitt, PNG Air Chief Commercial Officer.
“PNG Tourism Promotion Authority happily announces the partnership with PNG Air in creating PNG packages for people living in the country and for our fellow Papua New Guineans. This is a great opportunity to travel and make a difference to revive our tourism industry", added Eric Mossman Uvovo, CEO PNG Tourism Promotion Authority. This partnership will enable us to work directly with select accommodation providers and tour operators to create attractive subsidized travel packages, inclusive of return PNG Air flights, accommodation and tours that travellers can take advantage of to explore our amazing country.
These subsidized packages are expected to be available soon for purchase from the respective accommodation providers, through the Festive Christmas and New Year Period of 2021-2022.
Photo: Senior PNGTPA Officials with PNG Air Acting CEO, Stanley Stevens, PNGTPA CEO Eric Mossman Uvovo and PNG Air Chief Commercial Officer, Simon C. Ptt at the signing of the partnership.