The Papua New Guinea Government has announced its new plans to invest K10 million per year over the next five years to boost international visitation numbers.
The countrys Prime Minister Mr Peter ONeil said the new investment is part of his five-year plan to improve and invest in international tourism marketing and tourism infrastructure.
Tourism offers huge potential for the country, not just in the shape of foreign exchange earnings but just as importantly from the perspective job creation, the Prime Minister said.
Tourism generates a plethora of jobs in many, many areas, fishing, agri-business, cultural activities, building, sport, transport and hospitality to name just a few.
The Prime Minister explained that the country has some of the most beautiful natural assets to showcase to the world.
Our scenery is breathtaking, our oceans and the opportunities they present to scuba divers and surfers are some of the best in the world, particularly the Kokoda Track, is legendary and everything is overlaid with one of the most diverse and colourful cultures to be found anywhere on the planet.
The Prime Minister added that his intention is to invest K10 million into the countrys tourism sector and to achieve a 20 percent increase in international tourism numbers by the next 24 months.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P