This chapter includes the following articles.
While Papua New Guinea remains a relative newcomer to the global tourism stage, international arrivals to the country have risen steadily over the past decade, from just over 69,200 in 2005 to more than 198,600 in 2015, according to data compiled by the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority. Although notable, most of the increase has been driven by the influx of business travellers and workers that has accompanied PNG’s recent economic growth as opposed to a substantial boost in holidaymakers. This trend has reversed slightly as economic growth has cooled and as segments such as cruise and adventure tourism have taken hold.
This chapter contains an interview with Tobias Kulang, Minister of Tourism.