Sharp rise in Papua New Guinea visitor arrivals expected: TPA

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Papua New Guinean tourism operators flew the flag in Australia last weekend at the South Pacific Tourism Exchange at Melbourne’s Convention and Exhibition Centre. Robert Upe reports visitor arrivals are expected to rise, due in part to cruise ships improving tourists’ perceptions of PNG.

Papua New Guinea buoyed by cruise boom

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Shipping companies are taking an increasing interest in PNG, with passenger arrivals surging and even big ships now heading to PNG’s shores, Brian Johnston reports.

Papua New Guinea tourism receives some attention

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Several new developments – the creation of a tourism hub at Kokopo (and new direct international flights to service it) and the start of cruise liners visiting remote Milne Bay – indicate progress is being made to develop Papua New Guinea’s tourism industry.

Carnival and AusAID partner to deliver benefits from Melanesian cruise tourism

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The luxury cruise line Carnival Australia has signed a three-year deal with AusAID to boost local business tourism opportunities in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.