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Australia’s closest neighbour widens doors to Aussies

PNG Tourism Promotion Authority hosts travel trade In Brisbane

This week, the Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA) hosted over 40 travel agents from across South East Queensland, as well as 12 tourism suppliers visiting from Papua New Guinea, at an immersive highlands-themed trade event in Brisbane.


(L-R) Gregory Wong (PNGTPA Board Member), Andrew Cavallaro (Example), Jerry Agus (PNGTPA CEO), Holly Marshall (Example), Alice Kuaningi (PNGTPA Marketing Director), Simon Pih (PNGTPA Australian Market Manager), Pym Mamindi (PNGTPA Board Member)

Attendees learned of the destination’s incredible cultural and adventure travel offerings, and the exciting reasons to visit Australia’s closest neighbour.


Agents were treated to goody bags including PNG-grown Kwila Coffee and Queen Emma Chocolate, and one lucky agent (Alana Pound from the corporate travel division of APNIC) won a trip for two, including Air Niugini flights, 3 nights at the Stanley Hotel & Suites and 3 nights at Madang Resort with tours.


In attendance were PNGTPA CEO, Jerry Agus; PNGTPA Marketing Director, Alice Kuaningi; and PNGTPA’s Australian team, Simon Pih (based in Port Moresby) and market representatives Holly Marshall and Andrew Cavallaro from Example.



Yesterday, PNGTPA hosted 12 tourism suppliers visiting from PNG, as well as 14 Australian and New Zealand based tour operators and wholesalers at an all-day trade show in Brisbane.


Exhibiting at the trade show from Papua New Guinea were: Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority, Air Niugini, Airways Hotel, Country Tours, Melanesian Tourist Services, Pacific International, Paiya Tours, Paradise New Wewak Hotel, PNG Highlands Adventures, Tawali Dive Resort, The Stanley Hotel & Suites, Trans Niugini Tours, and Walindi Resort.


Attending the trade show were representatives from: Adventure Kokoda, Allways Dive, Back Track Adventures, Crooked Compass, Dive Adventures, Diversion Dive, Flynns Tours, Go Tours, Heritage Expeditions, Kokoda Historical, No Limit Adventures, No Roads Expeditions, PNG Holidays, and Travel & Co.


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Published: 8 November 2019

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