PNG’S MOROBE PROVINCE RAMPS UP TOURISM EFFORT

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PNG’S MOROBE PROVINCE RAMPS UP TOURISM EFFORT

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (The National, Feb. 8) - Tourism is set to take a leap in Papua New Guinea’s Morobe Province this year with the revamping of the Morobe Tourism Association (MTA) to network stakeholders and help develop Morobe’s tourism industry.

[PIR Editor’s Note: Morobe province is on the central north coast of the Papua New Guinea mainland peninsula.]

At the forefront of this is the Morobe Tourism Bureau, which made the move to revamp the association because of the growing tourism interest in the province.

"With the growing interest of tourism industry in Morobe Province, the current management and board of the Morobe Tourism Bureau felt the need to reactivate the association and have representation of resource owners and stakeholders involved in the industry – working together to promote and develop the industry in Morobe," the Morobe Tourism Bureau said in a statement.

A new executive has been appointed to the Morobe Tourism Bureau as part of the exercise headed by president Sam Ifid of Gabensis village and Rerehan ecotourism project.

Morobe Tourism Association plans on conducting general awareness amongst members to carry out a membership drive establish a working committee and affiliate to the Papua New Guinea Tourism Industry Association.

It will also be seeking funding and donations from various bodies to assist in its drive.

The Morobe Tourism Association incorporated through IPA on November 23, 1998, had representation of hotels, guesthouses, tour operators, dive companies, arts and craft centers or dealers, attraction sites, Morobe Tourism Bureau, and a few resource owners.

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