Bureau to promote tourism in the city


THE National Capital District Tourism Bureau has been established to promote tourism in the capital city.
This is a move that has the full blessing of the Tourism Promotion Authority.
Bureau executive officer James Enage said at the launching on Friday that it would link international and local tourists to all stakeholders in and out of Port Moresby.
“International and local tourists need to feel, taste, smell and see the actual products of amazing Port Moresby,” he said.
Enage, the former Kokoda Track Authority chief executive, said the track alone brought K40 million annually into the country.
He said the bureau, under the National Capital District Commission, would promote attractions like Nature and Adventure parks, Kokoda Track, Parliament and National Museum and Arts Galley. Enage said the bureau would also promote events like Anzac Day, Hiri Moale Festival and others.
Tourism products that represents the other 22 provinces will also be included.
TPA marketing director Alice Kuaningi said NCDC was embarking on an important project fully supported by TPA.
She said TPA was focused on doing more awareness to global visitors of Papua New Guinea’s diving destinations, surfing, trekking and cultural tours.
“We encourage our local operators to embrace quality service delivery,” Kuaningi said.
“It can be whether a taxi driver, tour operator or a hotel.
“All have to be professional and well accepted to our tourists.
“This will satisfy our tourists … and will be a great experience to take back with them.”