Local Tourism Must Be Promoted
Promoting local tourism must be taken into account these days, even during the period of the pandemic.
According to Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture Isi Henry Leonard, citizens and the business community should take this time and opportunity to promote tourism in their districts and provinces.
“We are all aware of the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic and PNG is not immune, it has affected the industry, especially international tourism,” he said. “Our local tourists are also affected but not to an extreme extent, so I see that there is an opportunity. Given the challenge, we should now re-orient how we promote and do tourism in the country. We should focus in local tourism.”
Leonard said that among the plan to put in place with regards to promoting tourism in the country is through road mapping - in which PNG should do tourism and rise up.