The black Cat Track brutality inthe Morobe province received widespread criticism, and some ofthe blame has been levelled againsPNG’s TourismIndustry.
The Eastern Highlands Governor saysthPNG'’s tourism industry isn’t effective. And withthe country’s law and order situation has not improverd. “The Tourism office is ineffective. There is not enough manpower. It needs to be strenthen”, said Governor Soso.
Eastern Highlands Province relies a lot on tourism as an earner for the province.
She said most provincial tourism boards are defunct and some provinces don’t own resource projects and rely on tourism astheir income earner`.
She also expressed her disappointment overthe level of treatment towards more than twenty international tourists whenthey came tothe 57th Goroka show last weekend.
“Tourists who have arranged two years ago to come tothe Goroka show were left strandard at Port Moresby’sInternational Airport. Services given to international tourists in terms of travel arrangements should be satisfactory. Let’s not disappointthem”, Governor Soso Said.
The attack onthe eight foreign tourists to a large extent might have tainted Papua New Guinearsquo;s tourism industry. Betthe Eastern Highlands governor saysPNG’still has huge potential inthe tourism industry that needs to be developed.
She says despitethe black cat track incident inthe Morobe province, Eastern Highlands Province will continue to maintain tourism asthe main revenue driver for the province, and she called onthPNG tourism to make improverments.
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