Papua New Guinea
is one of the world’s most naturally beautiful countries. Soaring
mountain peaks, unspoiled beaches, lush rainforests, unique flora and
fauna and the cultural richness of the people combine to make Papua New
Guinea an increasingly popular destination for tourists.
There is already
a well established infrastructure catering successfully for many types of
visitor packages but the potential for expansion and improvement is
has targeted tourism as a priority area for the economic development of
the country and for the creation of employment opportunities at rural and
urban levels. With the kina at a more reasonable level of exchange since
its devaluation and float, Papua New Guinea’s many enchanting and
remarkable destinations can be within the sights and budgets of many
and expansion of tourism in Papua New Guinea is assisted by the Tourism
Promotion Authority (TPA), a statutory organisation established by the
Government. The TPA is well equipped with substantial industry knowledge
to respond to tourism enquiries. Its activities are mainly directed at the
marketing of Papua New Guinea as a tourist destination and as a safe
location for hospitality investment.
In line with
other development policies, the Government continues to ensure the
cultural, social and environmental resources of the country are
safeguarded and investment in tourism may attract some degree of interest
from the relevant agencies, including, among others, the Department of
Environment and Conservation.
The TPA is
currently promoting new investments in major tourism facilities, such as
large-scale resorts. Appropriate packages including financial incentives
for investors are available. Planning guidelines and suitable sites have
been identified and investors are keenly sought to develop these projects.
continues to identify new project areas and potential support businesses
which cater for tourists. It arranges pre-feasibility and feasibility
studies for certain projects. It will also work closely with other
agencies to assist in identifying business partners - local or foreign -
if necessary, and assist in the licensing and registration clearances with
local authorities for your project.
The range and
availability of training in the hospitality industry needs to be improved
in Papua New Guinea. The Government encourages the development of
facilities which will help to train the local workforce. It also welcomes
overseas training opportunities and encourages local employers to improve
training techniques to enhance the skills of their staff.
and assistance can be obtained from the Tourism Promotion Authority and/or
the Investment Promotion Authority.
A personal welcome to Papua
New Guinea by the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea.
Message from the Minister for Civil Aviation, Culture
Message from the Chief Executive for the Tourism