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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Farewell PNG's Last Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel
    PNG Farewells WWII Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel Havala Laula
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Tourism Research & Statistics

The Marketing & Research Division of the Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority provides statistics, research and analysis to support industry development, policy development and marketing for the Papua New Guinea tourism industry.

The goal is to measure the overall economic value of tourism to the nation by doubling the number of tourists on holiday in PNG every five years and maximizing sustainable tourism growth for the social and environmental benefit for all Papua New Guineans.

Click on the icon below in the table to see our Annual Visitor Arrival Reports and Annual Visitor Arrival Statistics

For further information or visitor arrival statistics of a particular month or year please email:


The annual visitor arrivals statistics provides tabular analysis of various characteristics of foreign visitor arrivals to Papua New Guinea on an annual basis, and all percentage changes are calculated in comparison to the previous year.

The annual visitor arrivals report provides an analysis of the annual arrival statistics - taking into account source country travel characteristics and conditions experienced within Papua New Guinea that impact travel and tourism related activity.

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