A meeting between Air Niugini and Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA) executives was held this Monday the 27th March, with the focus to create a mutual beneficial partnership for tourism growth across Papua New Guinea.
During the meeting, Air Niugini’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Gary Seddon and PNGTPA CEO, Eric Mossman Uvovo shared Ideas, discussed challenges and opportunities that may rise if they work in partnership, and how this partnership can encourage a more collaborative approach toward tourism development in the country.
Mr. Seddon recognised PNGTPA’s efforts to restart tourism after years of uncertainty and restrictions and stated that Air Niugini is about to undertake a major investment program in its fleets thus this will improve reliability and expand their network.
“Next generation aircraft will improve reliability and expand our network, for the benefit of our country.”
Seddon added, “These aircraft will be larger and more efficient.”
With Air Niugini offering to support greater access through a competitive range of airfares, TPA is willing to establish an MOU with Air Niugini to commit to a series of tourism initiatives that would build on existing products across the country, said the PNGTPA CEO Mr Uvovo.
“Tourism grows local economies with substantial jobs growth therefore TPA is excited about the prospect of partnership if it benefits tourism SMEs and PNG tourism businesses.”