FACTS AND FIGURES: PNG TOURISM
While over 182,000 people visited PNG in 2013, only 41,000 of these, or 22.5%, came to PNG as tourists. While this is a small figure, it was an encouraging 8% increase on the previous year. To put this in context, regional tourism leader Fiji reported visitor arrivals in 2011 totalling 675,050, while Vanuatu had 248,868 tourists. PNG is still a niche destination by comparison. Around half of all tourists visiting PNG came from Australia, while the USA was the next largest source, followed by the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Indonesia.