Five questions for Mauro Leone, Area General Manager for IHG in Papua New Guinea

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IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group) PNG is represented by the Holiday Inn Suites, Holiday Inn Express and the Crowne Plaza Residences in Port Moresby. We sat down with IHG’s Area General Manager Mauro Leone to see how the group is trading — and what he expects from the year to come.

In brief: New Porgera Limited close to applying for special mining lease and other stories

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Barrick executives visit Papua New Guinea for talks about a Special Mining Lease for Porgera, PNG welcomes back cruise ships, and Department of Trade and Investment to become a ‘one-stop shop’ for foreign investments. Your business news in a nutshell.

Five ‘must-see’ places in Papua New Guinea

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As the world moves on from quarantines and lockdowns, and figures out how to live with COVID-19, international borders are slowly opening back up, allowing tourists to fulfil their wanderlust. Papua New Guinea has myriad amazing, Instagram-worthy places to visit.

Back to school for Papua New Guinea’s budding chefs

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Being on top of your game is vital in the highly competitive food industry, which demands an elite level of creativity and innovation. Here’s what one school is doing to help Papua New Guinean chefs stay at the top of their game.

‘Left to fend for itself’: the Papua New Guinea tourism industry’s plan for welcoming back international tourists

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While it awaits clarity from government on its future, Papua New Guinea’s troubled tourism industry has come up with some of its own ideas on how to restart international tourism to the country. Here’s what some of the key operators told Business Advantage PNG.

Combined visa and work permit system on its way in Papua New Guinea

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The holy grail of a combined online application process for both visas and work permits is on its way, according to Papua New Guinea’s Chief Migration Officer, Stanis Hulahua. The move is one of a number of innovations planned to improve international labour mobility.

In brief: Simberi mine suspends operations temporarily and other business stories

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St Barbara has suspended operations of its Simberi project until it is safe to restart, Air Niugini relaxes COVID-19 restrictions for national flights, and global shortage of storage containers might impact Papua New Guinea’s trade. The business news in brief.

A getaway to remember: Rondon Ridge Lodge

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Want to feel like a rockstar? Spend a few day where Hollywood’s royalty has stayed and enjoy the views, the walks and the delicious food Mount Hagen has to offer.

Safety and reforms could reinvigorate tourism, says PNGTPA

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Eric Mossman has stepped into the country’s top tourism job as the Chief Executive Officer of the Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA), and he may be the man to lift it out of the COVID-19 downturn.

Tourism in Papua New Guinea: waiting for the tide to turn

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The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a damaging blow to Papua New Guinea’s tourism industry, but companies are using the downtime to rethink their operations. Robert Upe reports.