Alkena cultural centre to be promoted

The Alkena Cultural Centre in the Lower Kaugel area of Tambul-Nebilyer, Western Highlands Province, will now be on the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority's website.

This is to promote its cultural product on the world market to attract more tourists to visit the site. 

Since 2014, 155 international tourists had visited the site.

This was revealed by Jacinta Tai, coordinator of culture from the Division of Commerce,Tourism and Culture – WHPA recently when accompanying 6 tourists from France to the site. 

The cultural centre was formed in 2015 however, due to its unique cultural performances and scenic sites, the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority has decided to market the centre to the world.

Last Monday, a total of six tourists visited the site. 
Philippi Gigliotti, the founder of Papua  New Guinea Travels, believes the cultural centre will become a hotspot in the future.

Philip Talpa, one of the executives and the CEO of Tambul Nebilyer District, said the cultural centre is unique because of its traditional Kuri Wari Dance that no other traditional cultural groups perform.

The PNG Tourism Promotion Authority has approved the inclusion of the cultural centre on its website. It will also produce pamphlets and place them in strategic locations.

Julianna Waeda