Papua New Guinea’s lead Economic Development Agency, IPA (Investment Promotion Authority) is leading a delegation of seven companies at Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) NZ’s Path to the Pacific Trade Show at The Cloud on Auckland’s waterfront on Saturday 6 April.
For the first time ever a representative from the South Pacific, Hon. Tuitai Tura – Associate Minister for Culture and Tourism from the Cook Islands was part of the officiating delegates that opened this year’s China International Travel Mart 2018 (CITM) in Shanghai, China.
A tourism study by the International Finance Corporation has found that, for the first six months of the year, there were 34,600 visitors to Papua New Guinea. They spent a total of US$78 million (K260 million), an average of US$2262 (K7529) per trip.
The Papua New Guinea Government has agreed to relax visa requirements for some citizens of China arriving in the country, in particular government officials and tourists travelling in a group, an official says.