The Paradise Annual 2018, featuring stories and photos about Papua New Guinea’s travel and culture, has just been released. The special collectors’ publication includes the most popular stories and photos that have featured in the regular issues of Paradise, the in-flight magazine of Air Niugini.
The annual also has a brand new guide to all of the country’s 22 provinces.
It’s the most comprehensive province guide of its kind published, with details on things to do, places to stay, flight times from Port Moresby and comments from locals on what they love about their provinces.
‘We really wanted to create a showcase of the best of PNG—the best locations, the best places to stay, the best travel writing and the best photos,’ notes Andrew Wilkins, Publishing Director at Business Advantage International, which produces Paradise for Air Niugini. ‘Now visitors to PNG have a fantastic memento to take home with them, while locals will find plenty to inspire to explore more of their own country.’
The photos of New York-based, Puerto Rico-born Wylda Bayron are included in the guide and show the traditional costumes from each province.
Prolific PNG photographer David Kirkland features throughout the magazine, and it’s his amazing photo of a Huli Wigman at a waterfall that was selected for the cover (pictured).
The annual also includes a travel map that shows PNG lodges, and hot spots for activities such as bird watching, surfing, trekking, fishing and diving.
There’s also a directory listing PNG’s festivals, tour operators, hotels and restaurants.
Surfers, divers, trekkers and adventurers will find stories to inspire them as our writers and photographers recount their travels off the beaten track, and we delve into PNG festivals and food.
The free annual will be available in Air Niugini offices, airport lounges, and hotels. Limited hardback issues will be for sale at leading retailers, including A Little Something from PNG at Port Moresby’s Jacksons International Airport.
(Source: Business Advantage PNG 12 June 2018)