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.
Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) Australia recently partnered with Tourism Solomons and Australian Aid initiative, Strongim Bisnis, to deliver two successful Digital Tourism workshops in Honiara and Munda in the Solomon Islands in July. The workshops were attended by over 28 local tourism operators.
Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand will be part of a trade mission to Papua New Guinea next week. The 2018 mission is being led by Murray McCully, the new Chairman of the New Zealand Papua New Guinea Business Council (NZPNG-BC) and will be the first mission that the Business Council has run since 2015.