By ROSELYNE ELLISON
THE Manus Tourism Board (MTB) launched its tourism and business magazine in Lorengau last Thursday.
More than 200 copies of The Admiralties were sold.
The maiden print order was 2,000 copies.
Lombrum Naval Base commanding officer Philip Poleawara congratulated MTB for its foresight and plans to promote tourism in the province.
“Manus is little less than heaven, crowned with glory and honour, in the gift of our uniqueness.
Tourists want to see our uniqueness.
“I am very privileged and honoured to be part of the tourism development in the life of Manus people,” he said, pledging his and the navy’s support for the promotion effort.
Manus Governor Michael Sapau, IPA managing director Ivan Pomaleu and the LLG presidents of the 12 LLGs, tourism operators and magazine sponsors were present at the lanch.
MTB chairman John Malai thanked the sponsors that included BSP-Lorengau, Telikom PNG, Manus provincial government, Pokapin Enterprises, Handy Man Hardware, Papindo, Habourside Hotel, Chaukau Car Rentals and No. 1 Hire Car.
Mr Malai urged the people to change their attitudes and keep the town clean to help attract tourists.