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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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  • Farewell PNG's Last Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel
    PNG Farewells WWII Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel Havala Laula
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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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  • Planned Tourism City for Port Moresby
    A Tourism City is being constructed in Papua New Guinea’s capital of Port Moresby that is expected to be completed in the next two decades.
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  • Qantas Daily Service Between Port Moresby and Brisbane
    Qantas starts daily service between Port Moresby and Brisbane, providing customers improved connections to Papua New Guinea.
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  • Air Niugini Flies to Pohnpei
    Papua New Guinea’s national airline Air Niugini will formally commence twice weekly flights to the Federated States of Micronesia beginning December 3rd.
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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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  • 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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  • Top Five Dive Sites near Port Moresby
    Find out 5 of the best dive sites you can experience near Papua New Guinea's national capital.
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  • UNWTO to Support PNG Tourism
    UNWTO secretary general Dr. Taleb Rifai's inaugural visit to PNG marked the beginning of UNWTO support for tourism in Papua New Guinea.
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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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Accommodation Accreditation Scheme

Accommodation Categories

Established guidelines for minimum criteria and expectations for accreditation in the Scheme are captured in the following accommodation categories:

Category 1: Hotels
Hotels, apartment hotels, resorts and luxury lodges, providing accommodation with individual guest rooms and private bathrooms, licensed food and beverage operations, recreational and leisure facilities. 

Category 2: Self-catering Accommodation

Motels, apartment or villa complexes and holiday rentals, providing accommodation with individual guest rooms and private bathrooms, with self-contained kitchen and guest laundry facilities.  Towels and linen provided.  Usually serviced. 

Category 3: Guesthouses & Hosted
Guesthouses, lodges and Bed and Breakfast establishments, providing guest accommodation in a private hotel, house or on private property, with bathroom, toilet and laundry facilities usually for the exclusive use of guests but possibly shared with the hosts in some instances.  Usually serviced.  Meals usually prepared by and may, in th case of a Bed and Breakfast, be taken with the hosts.  Download pdf manual.

Category 4: Backpackers / Budget Accommodation

Backpackers and hostels providing a range of individual, dormitory or shared sleeping accommodation, with communal lounge, kitchen and dining facilities, communal toilet, bathroom and laundry facilities.  Partially serviced.  Guests may be responsible for their own catering and may provide their own bed linen.  Download pdf manual.

Category 5: Traditional and Informal Accommodation
Village guesthouses and basic eco-lodges, often in more remote locations, providing simpler forms of accommodation.  Breakfast is usually available, other meals by arrangement, with an emphasis on local food, culture and entertainment.  Download pdf manual.

Category 6: Trekker Accommodation
Campsites and trekker huts in remote locations.  Trekkers and hikers are responsible for their own meals, tents and bedding.  Toilets and shower facilities are communal.  Download pdf manual.

See: ACS Establishments in Selected Provinces

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