Berlin, March 6, 2024 – The Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority (PNG TPA) has made a triumphant return to the prestigious ITB Berlin after a five-year absence. Under the theme “Define the World of Travel Together,” PNGTPA reaffirms its commitment to showcasing the unique and diverse offerings of Papua New Guinea to the European market.

Rekindling Connections and Showcasing Unique Offerings

PNG TPA recognizes the significance of ITB Berlin as a vital platform for fostering international understanding, cultural exchange, and peace through travel. With over 5,500 exhibitors from 170 countries, this year’s event promises to be a beacon of hope for the travel industry’s revival.

Industry Partnership and Support

With the invaluable support of industry stalwarts such as Mr. Bob Bates of Trans Niugini Tours and Mr. Wako Napasu from Country Tours, PNGTPA stands ready to reintroduce Papua New Guinea as the destination of a million different journeys. The PNG delegation led by Mr. Eric Mossman Uvovo, Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Joel Keimelo, Executive Manager, Marketing and Promotions Division, along with Ms. Pamela Aupae, Senior Marketing Officer, marks a significant moment for the country’s tourism industry.

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Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority (PNG TPA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Eric Mossman Uvovo, presenting a gift to Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Noor Ahmad Hamid.

The European Market: A Tale of Relationships

The European market thrives on relationships, and PNGTPA has diligently nurtured these connections over the years. Despite challenges posed by negative media publicity, the demand to explore Papua New Guinea remains unwavering. The allure of our pristine landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and warm hospitality continues to captivate European travellers.

A Curious Destination

As the Euro performs strongly, Europeans are increasingly curious about Papua New Guinea. Our country offers an authentic and unforgettable experience—one that transcends mere tourism. From vibrant tribal cultures to untouched rainforests, Papua New Guinea beckons those seeking adventure, culture, and natural beauty.

PNGTPA’s Resilience

Mr. Eric Mossman Uvovo, Chief Executive Officer at PNGTPA, expressed his enthusiasm: “We are thrilled to be back at ITB Berlin, reconnecting with old friends and forging new partnerships. Our commitment to promoting Papua New Guinea remains unshaken.”

PNG TPA’s Commitment

Mr. Uvovo, expressed unwavering determination: “Despite the challenges, we are resolute in our mission to showcase Papua New Guinea’s untouched beauty, rich heritage, and warm hospitality. Our commitment to European markets remains unshaken.”

The recently launched PNGTPA website is a valuable resource for travellers seeking information about this captivating destination. Whether you’re an intrepid adventurer, a culture enthusiast, or simply curious about the wonders of Papua New Guinea, the TPA website offers a wealth of insights and practical details.

PNG TPA invites media representatives, partners, and visitors to explore the PNG pavilion at ITB Berlin. Let us embark on a journey of discovery, cultural exchange, and sustainable tourism. Together, we can redefine the narrative and celebrate the resilience of our industry.

For more information, visit the official ITB Berlin website .

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