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PNG tourism hitting targets

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Tourism arrivals to Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) are rising despite the heavy price tag associated with travel and tourism to the country, putting authorities on course to hit growth targets.

Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA) Chief Executive Officer, Peter Vincent, told press; “Right now Papua New Guinea is known for its high cost of getting here. We need to continue to create awareness and tell people that you still can get here and enjoy yourself.

“Our numbers are still looking good, we clearly indicated in our tourism master plan that every five years we’re going to increase the numbers by 50 percent and we’ve achieved that.”

In an effort to consolidate tourism coordination and marketing, PNG’s government has announced plans to merge the Tourism Promotion Authority with the Office of Tourism, to form a single Department of Tourism. 

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