Domestic Tourism Expected to Increase in Coming Months

By: PNG Business News June 27, 2022

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The rise of flights into particular provinces and the influx of people into the province are projected to boost domestic tourism in the coming months.

According to Eric Uvovo, Chief Executive Officer of the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA),

Domestic travel, he said, is projected to see a significant spike in domestic tourism now that the National General Elections have begun.

Mr. Uvovo explained that this will result in a direct infusion of kina into the purses of individuals working in the service industry, such as taxis, hotels, lodges, restaurants, street markets, and arts and crafts.

“Some of PNG TPA’s plans include product enhancement and quality which we will focus more on Kokoda.

“PNG TPA will step up efforts on advertising and promotions of tours and travel packages and our first Travel and Tourism Magazine will be published in July,” Mr. Uvovo said.

He stated that the TPA's focus is now on aggressively promoting the established travel packages now offered by PNG Air and that their communication is going well, with the addition of Air Niugini Limited as a partner with the PNG TPA and Tourism Operators.

“Interested tourism industry members will be invited to partner with TPA to develop tour and travel packages as well to boost the domestic tourism industry.”


Reference: Kamus, Maxine. Post-Courier (21 June 2022). “Domestic Tourism Expected To Increase”. 

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