Tourism

Air Niugini looking to make Jacksons Airport a regional hub says chairman

National airline Air Niugini is helping establish Jacksons International Airport as a regional hub, according to the company's Chairman, Sir Frederick Reiher. He told the Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference that the choice of new routes to China were made with that strategy in mind.
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Business Council encourages new Papua New Guinea government to broaden industry and tax bases

Papua New Guinea’s foreign exchange problems are a symptom of an overly narrow industry base, according to a new report by the Business Council of PNG. It says the new government also needs to look at widening the tax base and improving infrastructure.
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Papua New Guinea economy showing positive signs says James Lau, MD of RH Group

James Lau, Managing Director of Rimbunan Hijau Group tells Business Advantage PNG that he sees positive developments with hotels, agriculture, gold and the country’s preparations for the 2018 APEC meeting. But he says continuing weakness in commodity prices will limit Papua New Guinea’s growth in the short to medium-term.
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Hotel investments transforming Port Moresby into regional conference venue

By the time of the APEC Summit in 2018, Port Moresby could have as many as 2590 high-end hotel rooms, and conference capacity for many thousands. Hoteliers tell Business Advantage PNG that the increase in scale and quality means the capital could become a world-class regional conference venue.
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Five questions for the IFC’s Dina Nicholas on growing cruise line tourism in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands

Cruise liner tourism in PNG and the Solomon Islands could grow five-fold within two years, according to a study commissioned by the Australian Government, the IFC and cruise operator Carnival Australia. We asked the IFC's Senior Operations Office, Dina Nicholas, what will make this growth happen.
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