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Major transformation in store for PNG Tourism Promotion Authority

The Tourism Promotion Authority will see a major transformation in its overall operations, said the new CEO Jerry Agus.

This will include prudent management of staff for maximum output and the efficient management of TPA’s overseas offices in Australia, Japan, North America, United Kingdom, Europe and China.

“The national government is keen to see tangible developments in the tourism sector and we hope to deliver on the government’s expectations by engaging meaningfully with our tourism industry partners as well as our key stakeholders,” said Agus.

“Our people, who are the rightful custodians through the ownership of their resources, also need to be considered for meaningful participation in order for us to fully develop tourism in PNG.”

He said product development must remain a primary focus for TPA before going out and marketing PNG to the world.

“We must develop our tourism products to meet international standards and expectations before going out to the market,’’ he added.  

Major impediments to tourism growth such as law and order issues will need to be addressed in collaboration with other relevant government departments and agencies.

Agus said as CEO, domestic tourism would also be another key priority for development, not only in terms of getting more Papua New Guineans to travel locally within the country but to educate our people through a nationwide awareness program to respect and appreciate the benefits of tourism development.

“We will also engage more with local PNG media to promote PNG’s beauty and diversity and we will also go all out to create awareness and generate understanding and appreciation of our tourism sector all around our beautiful country,” he concluded.

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