Authority supports show with K150,000


THE Tourism Promotion Authority is supporting the Goroka Show committee with a K150,000 sponsorship.
Tourism Arts and Culture Minister Isi Henry Leonard said in Port Moresby yesterday that the show would assess the progress of tourism in the country during the Covid-19 era.
The show was cancelled last year due to the pandemic.
“It is also an opportunity to tell PNG and the rest of the world that tourism and culture are still alive despite the challenges that we continue to face,” he said.
“The Goroka show is one of oldest in the country.”
He said the real potential of the show would be realised given the absence of international tourists.
“We will realise the real potential,” he said.
He said the show relied on tourism.
“The net value of tourism would now be realised in this pandemic.
“We will analyse the economics of tourism.
“So on that basis, we can plan ahead and do more awareness, that regardless of Covid-19, these events are still continuing.”
Goroka MP Aiye Tambua and Goroka Show chairlady Keryn Hargreaves thanked TPA chief executive officer Eric Mossman Uvovo for the sponsorship.