Province sends representatives to China for tourism seminar

Youth & Careers

EIGHT people from East New Britain have been selected to attend a three-week seminar on Tourism Human Resources for Papua New Guinea in Hainan, China.
They are expected to leave for China tomorrow.
Administrator Wilson Matava briefed the team last Saturday.
He said it was a huge opportunity for ENB as it focused on tourism development.
He said being the country’s tourism hub, the industry could be a catalyst to other economic developments and benefits.
He said with the mix of participants comprising the tourism sector, Tvet (technical and vocational education and training) schools, the media and critical divisions within the administration, they would be exposed to the China’s tourism market and should bring back with them their learning outcomes and exposure to the Chinese tourism industry, which was one of the biggest in the world in both visitor numbers and revenue earning.
Matava said the provincial government had bigger plans to develop ENB into a tourism hotspot that would eventually be known globally, similar to that of Bali in Indonesia.
He said strategies to achieve this was through the capacity building of key personnel having to learn from other thriving countries.
Matava advised the selected participants to take the opportunity seriously and be good ambassadors of ENB and PNG while abroad.
Team leader Dominic Tulo of Rabaul Discovery thanked Matava on behalf of the team for the opportunity and assured him that the team would strive to represent ENB and PNG well during the trip.
The trip was fully funded by the Chinese government.

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