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  • UNWTO Secretary General in PNG
    UNWTO secretary general Dr. Taleb Rifai will be officially visiting Papua New Guinea on the 20th of March 2017.
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  • Aerial Tours of Milne Bay
    Imagine having a guided bird’s-eye view tour of the scenic seaside township of Alotau and its neighboring islands, mountains and villages.
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  • 10 Stunning Photos of Underwater Life in West New Britain
    Kimbe Bay and the surrounding waters of West New Britain, rank as some of the best places in the world to go scuba diving and snorkelling.
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  • APEC Haus to be Iconic Port Moresby Landmark
    The Government of Papua New Guinea announced plans for the construction of the APEC Haus – a new landmark in Port Moresby.
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  • TPA & NCDC Launch Bird-watching Pocket Guide for Port Moresby
    A handy pocket guide book is now available showcasing the extraordinary variety of birds in the Nation's capital.
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  • PNG Among World's Top Destinations
    Tourism Promotion Authority is proud to announce that Papua New Guinea has been selected as one of National Geographic Traveller’s 21 “Best of the World Destinations” for 2017.
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  • Wewak a Popular Cruise Stop-over
    Wewak in the East Sepik Province is fast becoming a popular stop-over for tourists aboard Australia's P&O cruise ships.
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  • Sign to Promote Birding Tours
    Visitors to the Pacific Adventist University (PAU) Koiari Park Campus in Port Moresby will be welcomed by an interesting sign highlighting the area's fascinating bird life.
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  • 5 Incredible Places on the Kokoda Track
    A list of 5 of the many incredible places you will encounter on the legendary Kokoda Track.
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  • PNG Tourism Police Concept Launched
    The Tourism Police Concept was formally launched Monday, 13th December 2017 at Parliament by Tourism Arts & Culture Minister Hon. Tobias Kulang MP.
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  • 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
    Papua New Guinea proudly promotes sustainability in many of its tourism policies and projects.
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  • Destination Rabaul-Kokopo Project Underway
    The East New Britain tourism industry is to be rejuvenated through a collaborative effort by its Provincial Government and the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority.
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  • Free Visa on Arrival for Australians
    Australian Passport holders can now obtain a free 30 day visa on arrival in Papua New Guinea. The PNG government announced the change in visa requirements July, 2016.
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  • Treasures of Tawali
    Tawali Leisure and Dive Resort in Papua New Guinea's Milne Bay Province is a treasure trove of natural wonders that guarantee its guests an enriching vacation experience.
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  • Minister Welcomes Naming of Aircraft
    Tourism Arts and Culture Minister welcomed move by national flag carrier Air Niugini to name its newest Fokker 70 aircraft “KOKODA”.
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Government focus on tourism development

Papua New Guinea’s Vision 2050 and the Medium Term Development Plan (MTDP) 2011-2015 sees tourism rising to become a significant driver of the economy. This government recognition is supported by tax incentives such as double deductions for costs associated with export market development, and double deductions for tourism staff training costs. Accelerated depreciation is yet another form of tax incentive whereby capital investment in eligible tourism facilities qualifies for 55% increased initial-year depreciation. Investors in large-scale tourist accommodation facilities may be eligible for a concessional tax rate of 20%.

Investment Protection and Guarantees

Foreign investment in Papua New Guinea is facilitated, regulated and monitored by the Investment Promotion Act and is subject to guarantees under the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency and other international agreements.

Incentives For Tourism Investment

The Papua New Guinea government has targeted tourism as a priority area for the economic development of the country and for the creation of both rural and urban employment opportunities. The national government’s Medium Term Development Strategy (MTDS) has called for tourism to be a significant driver of the economy. The MTDS supports the use of fiscal policy tools to promote Papua New Guinea’s tourism industry, particularly the extension of existing tax concessions to the industry, provided a comprehensive appraisal of these incentives is conducted to make sure that the increased benefits from tourism are outweighing the costs of reduced tax revenue from tourism operators.

The development and expansion of tourism in Papua New Guinea is spearheaded by the Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority, with the support of government agencies and industry partners such as the Investment Promotion Authority, Internal Revenue Commission and Papua New Guinea Tourism Industry Association.

Key Trends and Developments in Papua New Guinea Tourism Industry

Recent developments in tourism hospitality included refurbishment and expansion of several well known Port Moresby hotels. The Airways Hotel is adding 63 new suites and providing retail space, a day spa, coffee shops and conference facilities. The Gateway Hotel and the Ela Beach hotel have indicated plans for expansion and refurbishment in 2009-2010 and more than US$50 million has already been invested in upgrading the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotels.

An upsurge in business tourists requiring accommodation in Port Moresby has meant good quality hotel rooms are often in short supply. Several new hotels are in the wind to ease this shortage including a luxury hotel planned by the Kumul Group which owns the existing Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn complexes. The Coral Seas Hotel Group, which operates the largest chain of hotels in Papua New Guinea, has a 12-storey complex under construction in Port Moresby to add to Coral Seas’ growing chain. Coral Seas’ new complex on Mary Street combines residential and short-term apartment accommodation. The combination of short- and long-term accommodation is also favoured by the developers of the Kingfisher Apartments and Reef Apartments.

Extra rooms provided by refurbishments, extensions and new developments underway in 2009 are expected to be available in 2010. Although easing the accommodation shortfall, these are unlikely to fully satisfy the growing demand for high-standard accommodation in the country’s capital.

The capital city is not alone in attracting new hotel developments. Major cities like Madang, Kokopo and Lae also have new hotels under construction or existing ones undergoing expansion to add new rooms and apartments in 2009.

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