Dadae said tourism has an enormous economic potential for the country but is unexplored.
“Our country’s economic potential lies in tourism in areas that are untapped or yet to be explored.
“PNG is an attractive destination in terms of cultural diversity, with more than 800 languages and cultures that we can showcase to the world, and natural beauty, our country is very beautiful with diverse flora and fauna, high mountains, magnificent waterfalls and stunning beaches, to name a few,” Dadae said.
He further added that the location of the country is a major advantage because of its proximity to the Asia and Pacific region.
Dadae said, the country can be seen as a safe and potential tourist destination when critical issues, such as law and order, negative publicity and infrastructures are addressed.
The Governor-General commended the United Nations World Tourism Organization for choosing PNG to host its national forum on sustainable development for tourism, and South Korean government for sponsoring the programme.