Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA) of PNG holds validation workshop for PSDI-supported National Tourism Policy
Throughout 2023, PSDI has been working with the TPA to develop a National Tourism Policy. The development of the policy reached an important milestone this week, as TPA hosted a validation workshop to gather stakeholder feedback on the draft document. A total of over 50 participants from the public and private sector, academia, and civil society took part in the 2-day workshop, held at the University of Papua New Guinea on 5-6 December.
In his opening remarks, TPA Chief Executive Officer Mr Eric Mossman Uvovo, noted that the National Tourism Policy is “focused on ensuring that all available opportunities for Tourism Development and growth in country are maximized to the best of advancing Papua New Guinea’s capacity to provide world-class facilities and experiences for all our tourists in the next twenty years.”
“The NTP process, has allowed us to review our current frameworks, reflect on past experiences, including lessons learnt, and strategically realign for what we feel is better approach in rebuilding tourism in PNG. Our objective as a government agency is that we as an industry are able to not only be sustainably prosperous but most importantly to be resilient by adapting to the rapid trends of development and environmental impacts at the global scale.”
Feedback gathered through the validation workshops will inform the final draft of the policy, which will be submitted for government endorsement early in 2024.
TPA Chief Executive Officer Mr Eric Mossman Uvovo speaks at the validation workshop for the National Tourism Policy.
Participants at the validation workshop for the National Tourism Policy.
PSDI Tourism Analyst Ms Alcinda Trawan speaks at the validation workshop for the National Tourism Policy.