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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • PNGTPA Supports Tourism Institution
    PNG Tourism Promotion Authority sponsors PNG IEA College of TAFE students on an educational familiarization trip to Australia.
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  • Israel Visa Waiver
    The National Parliament has been informed that Israeli passport holders can obtain visa on arrival in Papua New Guinea.
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  • What a Wreck – Murder on High Seas
    The wreck of the Muscoota ship in Milne Bay Province is home to marine life of such beauty and diversity. In its prime the ship was also the scene of an infamous murder in the late 1800s.
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  • PNGTPA Hails Kokopo for Successful APEC Meet
    PNG Tourism Promotion Authority praises government and people of East New Britain for successfully hosting the 49th APEC Tourism Working Group (TWG) meeting.
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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 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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  • 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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  • L'Austral in the Sepik
    French cruise ship L'Austral and its 200 passengers were given a warm welcome by locals of Kopar Village along the Sepik River.
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  • PNG's First Hospitality Expo
    The PNG Tourism Industry Association Inc. hosted the nation’s first ever Hospitality Expo in Port Moresby, 24-25 May 2017.
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  • Nat Geo Best Destination Listing & FIFA Boosts PNG's Profile
    The recent National Geographic Best Destination nomination and the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup are helping raise PNG's tourism profile.
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Who we are & What we do (Roles & Functions)

The Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority is a statutory body wholly funded by the Government of Papua New Guinea and established under the Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Act 1993. The organization is governed by the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority Board which includes the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Tourism, a deputy head of the Department of Finance and Treasury, the CEO of PNGTPA and seven other members that represent the interests of the tourism sector including hoteliers, tour operators, the airlines, banks and financial institution, tourist attractions, and the niche tourism sector associations.

The TPA is organized into three divisions and the office of the Chief Executive Officer. International market representatives are employed on a contract basis to coordinate and deliver strategic marketing in key geographic source markets.

The PNGTPA’s primary function is to maximize the economic benefits of tourism in PNG through:
  • Provision of tourism policy advice and its implementation, Promotion of PNG as a desired tourist destination,
  • Encouraging the provision, development and expansion of tourism infrastructure, facilities and products,
  • Assisting, guiding and facilitating new investment by local and international tourism entrepreneurs,
  • Increasing awareness, encouraging, assisting and promoting high levels of service, education and management within the tourism industry, and
  • Monitoring and reporting the trends as well as the effects of international tourism on PNG.

The functions of the CEO’s Office and the three Divisions of the organization are broadly outlined as follows;

Chief Executive’s Office
The Office is responsible for supporting the work of the CEO in setting the strategic direction for the organization and overseeing the management of the three Divisions, including liaison and reporting to the Board members and Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, industry and government partnerships and Corporate Public relations.

Marketing Division
The division is responsible for marketing of Papua New Guinea as a desired tourism destination; the main functions of the Division include market trade marketing, consumer marketing, public relations, internet marketing inlcuding research and statistics. It also oversee's the management of international representative offices including the strategic activities carried out, especially in the major markets of Australia and New Zealand, Europe, North America and Asia.

Policy and Planning Division
The policy and planning division is responsible for policy implementations, product development, and planning community impact projects within the tourism industry. It is also responsible for the implementation of the Tourism Master Plan that has been set out from 2007 – 2017.

Corporate Services Division
The Corporate Services Division is responsible for providing support services within the Organization including office administration and financial management, internal auditing, information technology, human resources and the tourism credit facility.

Our new tagline “A MILLION DIFFERENT JOURNEYS” is a promise, a campaign sign-off that expresses in a popular way on just how unimaginably diverse our country is in terms of culture, people, languages, wildlife and our natural environment. The new brand gives our destination a strong position and promotion as a preferred adventure destination in the Pacific to give us the competitive edge over other destinations.
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