By Leanne Jorari – EM TV, Port Moresby
The 2015 Lukim PNG expo was held today at the Port Moresby Nature Park.
The PNG Tourism Industry Association came together with the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority, to host the family friendly expo.
The public was invited to see the products and services on offer by Papua New Guinea’s tourism industry.
Cultural group performances, prize give-aways and other activities were on offer.
The annual event is centered on promoting Tourism in Papua New Guinea while highlighting some of the challenges that the industry is facing.
According to the Papua New Guinea Tourism sector review and master plan, Tourism has the potential to contribute significantly to the development of the PNG economy.
Increased foreign travel into PNG can result in greater foreign currency earnings and reserves, higher employment levels and generate demand for PNG culture and other goods and services resulting in broader economic gains for all people in PNG.
The Trade Day tomorrow, will consist of scheduled appointments with invited international tour wholesalers and agents.
The event will present a unique opportunity to network with industry colleagues and international travel trade professionals.