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  • Hagen Show
    The 2017 Hagen Show is set for August 19th to 20th. Held in the Western Highlands township of Mt. Hagen, the cultural show is expected to be a rousing event.
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  • Kokoda 75th Anniversary
    This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the World War Two Kokoda Campaign. Join in the commemoration activities in Papua New Guinea celebrating one of the most iconic battles in the history of PNG and Australia.
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  • Frangipani Festival
    The residents of Rabaul invite you to their annual Frangipani Festival: September 15th to 17th. The festival celebrates the rebirth of Rabaul after the 1994 volcanic eruptions:
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  • Goroka Show
    The 2017 Goroka Show will be held September 15th to 17th. Come along and be a part of this spectacular cultural festival uniting tribes in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea.
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  • Morobe Show
    The Morobe show is an annual event hosted by the Morobe Provincial Agricultural Society, in Papua New Guinea’s second largest city.
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  • Crocodile Festival
    This special festival celebrates one of Papua New Guinea's famous tribal heartlands and the significance of the revered crocodile - a motif throughout Sepik River culture.
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  • Paiya Mini Show
    The Paiya Mini Show is a cultural event staged annually in Paiya Village, Western Highlands Province. The specialty show is set for August 18th in 2017.
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  • Lukim PNG Nau Tourism Expo 2017
    PNG Tourism Industry Association presents Lukim PNG Nau 2017 - a tourism expo showcasing PNG culture, nature and adventure products, services and activities.
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  • Kenu & Kundu Festival
    Stunning traditional canoes and 'kundus' feature prominently in this exciting cultural festival held in Alotau, Milne Bay Province.
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  • Bilum Festival
    Karkar Island Bilum Festival: See bilum-weaving displays, arts, crafts and colorful singsings - experience Karkar Island at this unique festival in Madang Province.
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  • Enga Show
    The people of Enga will be celebrating their 2017 cultural show August 11th-13th in Wabag Town. Come along for a thrilling event showcasing the best of Enga and Highlands culture.
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  • Kutubu Festival
    The 2017 Kutubu Kundu and Digaso festival offers a rare treat of fascinating cultural performances from the Southern Highlands against the backdrop of the stunning Lake Kutubu.
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Why have an organisation like PNGTPA

Tourism has become a growing and important part of the PNG economy injecting an estimated 1 Billion Kina into the economy and supporting an estimated 15,000 full time jobs.

Tourism is particularly important as a sources of income for communities in rural areas and sustainable development of tourism offers a viable economic future beyond the life of extractive industries such as mining and forestry.

Growth of the tourism sector has accelerated in the last few years as the overall economy has grown and the Government has shown an increased commitment to the development and marketing of the sector.

This increased support for tourism from the Government and upturn in demand has in turn stimulated additional airline competition and capacity and additional international and domestic investment in accommodation, tours, restaurants and other product components.

International tourism is very competitive industry. For Papua New Guinea to be able to compete, and to provide enough visitors to sustain and grow the tourism industry in the country, it needs an organization to effectively and consistently develop products, plan and effectively evaluate these developments and market and promote our unique tourism products.

The Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority sits under the Ministry of Tourism, Art and Culture togather with its sister agency's - The National Cultural Commision and The National Museum and Art Gallery. All three agencies report to the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

The PNG Tourism Promotion Authority ensures that Papua New Guinea gets a fair share of the tourist dollars on offer. In doing so, it creates partnerships with the private sector members (hoteliers, the airlines and tour operators) and the international trade partners (wholesalers, travel agents, tour operators, airlines) to promoting our tourism products in our major markets. Not all tourism operators have the funds and resources to successfully run a marketing campaign for themselves therefore the Tourism Promotion Authority exists to ensure that the whole industry is represented fairly.

The PNG Tourism Promotion Authority also ensures that Papua New Guinea is better equiped to host our international travellers and visitors. In doing so it sets out to implement the National Tourism Master Plan 2007 - 2017 by addressing issues such  Investment Incentives and Product Development, Institution and Industry Partnerships, Transort and Infrastructure and Human Resource Development.
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