World Tourism Day

PNGTPA under restructure

PNGTPA’s executive manager from the provincial coordination & product development division, Kennewton Kennedy, outlined this yesterday when speaking at the opening of the two-day Lae World Tourism Day Conference and Expo.

The event, which concludes today, was supported by PNGTPA in partnership with the Lae City Tourism Bureau.

Green Investment

Speaking at the Lae World Tourism Day Conference and Expo yesterday, PNGTPA’s executive manager from the provincial coordination & product development division emphasised on people, the planet and collective prosperity.

With this year’s World Tourism Day theme of ‘Tourism and green investments’, Kennewton Kennedy said over the past five to ten years, PNGTPA has increased investments in niche tourism products and services, the promotion of cultural events and festivities and the re-development of marketing strategies to better open up access to PNG’s wealth of destinations.

Focus on green investments

The event, which falls on September 27th every year, aims to highlight the need for more investments for the sustainable development goals this year.

In his message, PNG Tourism Promotion Authority Chief Executive Officer, Eric Mossman Uvovo, said PNGTPA is staying true to the theme "tourism and green investment - investing in people, planet and prosperity".

Wong Calls To Strengthen Tourism

He was speaking during the World Tourism Day activities at the PNG University of Natural Resources and Environment at Vudal, Kerevat over the weekend.

Mr Wong said PNG has got such a rich cultural heritage spread right throughout the country but it’s how we tap it and get into it.

“The challenge is on each and every one of is to change the negative image of our communities and provinces and utilise the vast resources within our grasp to promote tourism and local culture,” he said.

27 September is World Tourism Day

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