Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTA) is the official naming rights sponsor of the 2019 Miss Pacific Islands Pageant. Today they presented K250, 000 to host the 2019 Pageant here in the country’s capital, Port Moresby.
The event which will take place next month will feature the theme ‘Pacific We Are, One Step, and One Aspiration’.
“PNG TPA as the organisation in charge of tourism in the country is mandated to promote PNG as a destination and Port Moresby as a MISE hotspot and so PNG TPA is supporting the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant PNG because we want to bring a lot of people to PNG so that it raises the profile of Port Moresby and so it is fitting for us to get behind the Miss PNG Pacific Islands Pageant. We want to host a successful regional pageant to send a positive message out there and so achieving our mandate while supporting this worthy cause,” PNG TPA CEO, Jerry Agus stated.
Agus commented that it would be wonderful to take the island queens to all parts of Papua New Guinea, however, expressing disappointment he said:
“… we all know this is not possible so we hope to show them a glimpse of PNG by taking the island queens to East New Britain Province as part of their official pageant week program.”
Mr Agus said PNG looks forward to welcoming all the island queens and their delegations to Papua New Guinea.