WHILE Papua New Guinea is blessed with rich natural resources in the non-renewable and extractive sector, our government is mindful of the potential for tourism as a sustainable industry for the future.
As such, tourism will continue to play an important role in our development and participation in APEC’s agenda.
PNG has recognised the importance of tourism to economic growth and overall human development. Tourism is a major economic sector activity in our long-term development plan known as Vision 2050 and also in the current medium term development plan (2011-2015).
PNG intends to continue to ensure it moves in rhythm other APEC member economies.
A major part of this development is in the capital, Port Moresby, where the international airport is being upgraded in preparation for the Pacific Games in July 2015 and the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in 2018.