Tourism PNG

ENB authority keen to support ‘Survivor’ productions

The office believes Survivor is massive in terms of the exposure for the province as well as the country and has expressed its support.

“We are excited about bringing Survivor here and we will do everything to ensure that nothing stands in the way of allowing Survivor to run their programs,” CEO Gard M Renson told Loop PNG.

ENBTA has reached common grounds in its strive to lock arrangements for Survivor to be in Kokopo, which will be the preferred base.

Kulang: Tourism a serious contributor to economic development

Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture Tobias Kulang says tourism is becoming an economic driver globally and United Nations has recognised that and declared 2017 as the year of tourism.

Kulang stressed that in fact, globally, tourism contributes on average 10 percent to gross domestic product (GDP).

In some economies within the region like Fiji, tourism contributes 37 percent to the country’s GDP and 49 percent for Vanuatu.

Kulang said: “In PNG, we have real potential however, our tourism industry is under developed.

Kulang: Move Hagen Show original venue

Kulang said this following reports that the current venue where it was stage was cramped and did not have a big corporate presence at the show.

He said the show was a critical event as far as promotion and preservation of the

Exotic cultural heritage was concerned.

The Minister was in Mt Hagen over the weekend at the invitation of the Mt Hagen Show Committee to officially open the show.

This year’s Mt Hagen Show makes the 57th year of its existence and this makes it one of the oldest cultural event in PNG.

Digicel supports Goroka Show with K20,000

Digicel is supporting this world renowned event by providing a K20,000 cash sponsorship.

Digicel PNG Managing Director Mobile, Shivan Bhargava said the show is an occasion that locals and international visitors alike should try to experience at least once in their lifetime.  

“The Goroka Show is a truly unique experience–providing a rare opportunity to witness the diverse customs and traditions of the diverse tribes that populate the highlands.

Pom Nature Park to build picnic village

Tourism Minister Tobias Kulang did the ground breaking ceremony today for construction to commence.

The event was witnessed by chief executive officer of Tourism Promotion Authority Jerry Agus, few visitors at the park and PNP staff.

The picnic village will feature traditional houses from the various provinces that are significant including the famous Trobriand yam house, round house from the Highlands, tree house of Koiari and haus Tambaran from the Sepik region.

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Opposition queries PM move on B’villle portfolio

The Opposition has queried the motive behind the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill giving himself the Bougainville Affairs Ministry in light of the looming vote on a referendum.

Tkatchenko promises lift for tourism

Broad smiles at school courtesy of generous tourists

Two kind hearted visitors from Sydney in Australia brought smiles to the children, attending this little known school on the south eastern edge of Kokopo town.

Two elderly women, Jane Kaine and Elaine Handford reached out to the  children with colouring books, colouring pencils, reading books, exercise books, pencils and many other beautiful gifts.

Both women were part of the 2000 tourists onboard the Dawn Princess vessel that called into Simpson Harbour last week.

They were part of the 1039 tourists that visited war memorial sites in Rabaul and Kokopo.