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.
The 2018 National Mask Festival will mark the 24th anniversary of the event and takes place July 12th to 18th. The festival is a cultural tribute to the people of East New Britain - the Tolai, Baining, Pomio and Sulka.