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Articles & Analysis | PNG seeks to attract adventure tourists from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2017

 

With an increase in international sporting events in recent years attracting a growing number of visitors, Sports tourism has emerged a potential growth market for Papua New Guinea. Valued at $600bn a year, and expected to grow annually at around 6% for the next five years, sports tourism is a major contributor to the global travel industry....

Articles & Analysis | PNG investing to showcase tourism appeal from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2017

 

As one of the world’s most culturally diverse nations, Papua New Guinea offers visitors the chance to experience a country with unique appeal. Surrounded by coral reefs and volcanic islands, the natural beauty of PNG has seen the country gain international recognition as an increasingly popular tourist destination.

 

In line with UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), objectives, Papua New Guinea’s Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA) has placed sustainable tourism development at the core of its organisational goals. These targets aimed at supporting grassroots tourism products have been highlighted in previous government strategies, and continue to serve as...

 

Success has come at a price for Thailand’s tourism industry. With total visitor numbers increasing very rapidly and for many years, infrastructure is under strain. According to the World Bank, bottlenecks are starting to develop in places such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket. The situation at the country’s airports is particularly...

 

China is essential to the tourism sector in Thailand, as the country provides the most visitors and the highest growth rates in terms of tourist numbers.

 

Tourism remains one of the primary drivers of economic growth in Thailand. While manufacturing and exports are sluggish and consumer demand weak, visitor numbers were up in 2016 and are expected to hit new records in 2017. After a slight dip in 2014, the upward trend seems to have been re-established. Looking ahead, tourism will remain an...