“People must fully embrace the importance of culture and tourism for tourism to flourish,” says the Authority in a statement.
“PNG is blessed with an abundance of natural wealth, gold, copper, oil, gas, fishing, timber, etc.
“However, the greatest gift the Good Lord has given to us is our culture and traditions. No one country in the world can beat us.
“In fact, the National Geographic has just named PNG as one of the top ‘cultural destinations’ in the world. This just confirms PNG as the ‘Cultural Capital of the World’.”