Boardroom briefing: has China outpaced the US? internet by balloon, and business confidence

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Has China taken a bite out of America’s top-economy status, Google’s new remote-area internet plan and how to bring back consumer confidence. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

Boardroom briefing: Tahiti experiment could lead the way, COVID-19 an opportunity for tourism, and leadership in lockdown

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French Polynesia trials online arrivals system, time for a tourism re-think, and managing your bacon wars. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

Tourism takes a tumble: report finds 90 per cent of 2020 bookings wiped out in Papua New Guinea

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A report by the Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA) has found an industry in crisis with mass cancellations, layoffs and huge losses in revenue. The PNGTPA hopes the cold statistics will force the government to act.

The ultimate Papua New Guinea travel list

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Travel may not be possible during Papua New Guinea’s state of emergency, however there’s no harm in dreaming. Here are 10 activities to plan for.

Discover Papua New Guinea’s National Museum & Art Gallery

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Papua New Guinea’s capital city, Port Moresby, has a handsome art gallery and museum that is worth checking out in your next visit to PNG.

On the rocks: discovering the rock art of Quinkan Country

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Fiona Harper goes deep into the Australian bush to see some of the best Aboriginal rock art in the country.

Rooms vacant: Papua New Guinea hotels feel the pinch

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Two Papua New Guinea hotels have shut their doors temporarily because of the COVID-19 state of emergency and others have put in place tough measures to guarantee their survival.

Roads to success: Solomon Islands’ Deputy PM on building new infrastructure

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Manasseh Maelanga, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, says the Pacific country’s new government has turned its attention to infrastructure. Measures are being put in place to encourage private sector involvement in roads, ports and industrial townships.

Anticipating COVID‑19 in the Pacific [opinion]

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While Australia prepares its domestic interventions, it needs to spare some thought for the Pacific as well, say Alexandre Dayant and Jonathan Pryke from the Lowy Institute’s The Interpreter

This is life on the high seas for a Papua New Guinean cruise line officer

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Kevin McQuillan meets a globetrotting cruise line officer, Papua New Guinean Christina Aule.