Port Moresby, April 17, 2024 – Honourable Governor of the National Capital District (NCD) joined Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA) to make Port Moresby a prime destination for Chinese tourists through a pre-cocktail reception at the APEC Haus on Wednesday 17 April, Port Moresby.

This exclusive event serves as a precursor to the upcoming China Ready Workshop and provides an opportunity for industry stakeholders to come together and engage in discussions vital to the future of tourism in Port Moresby.

The China Ready initiative, spearheaded by the NCD Governor and PNGTPA since July 2023, aims to position Port Moresby as a premier destination for Chinese tourists. Through a comprehensive approach encompassing cultural enrichment, infrastructure enhancement, and targeted promotional campaigns, efforts are being made to elevate Port Moresby’s allure to Chinese travellers.

Collaborations with local and national tourism industries, along with a partnership with Guangdong Province, aim to establish Port Moresby as a pivotal hub for tourism and business, fostering sustainable growth and global connectivity.

The pre-cocktail reception aims to facilitate networking and dialogue among stakeholders from various sectors of the tourism industry. Attendees will have the chance to connect with key players and exchange insights on strategies to prepare Port Moresby for the rapidly growing Chinese tourism market.

NCD Governor Hon. Powes Parkop with Staff Representatives from Hertz

NCDC Governor, Honourable Powes Parkop said that the event attended by various stakeholders shows commitment in forging relationships with Chinese travellers.

“Today’s pre-cocktail reception underscores our commitment to ensuring that Port Moresby is ready to welcome Chinese travellers with open arms. The China Ready Workshop represents a crucial step in our journey to prepare Port Moresby for the burgeoning Chinese tourism market. This initiative underscores our commitment to fostering economic prosperity and forging enduring partnerships for the benefit of our city and our people,” said Parkop.

CEO of PNGTPA, Mr Eric Mossman Uvovo reiterated the importance of the upcoming China Ready Workshop.

“The workshop represents a pivotal moment in our efforts to capitalize on the immense potential of the Chinese tourism market. Through informative sessions and interactive discussions, stakeholders will gain valuable insights into how we can collectively prepare and promote Port Moresby as a top-tier destination,” said Uvovo.

The China Ready Workshop, scheduled for April 25th, will delve into key topics such as market updates, post-COVID19 traveller insights, and effective strategies for attracting Chinese tourists and businesses to Port Moresby. Certified participants will receive a Certificate of Completion and an ID number for 12 months of continuing education.

Together, let us pave the way for an amazing future for tourism in Port Moresby.  

See: China Ready NCD Tourism Program 



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