FACTS AND FIG­URES: PNG TOURISM

Business Advantage Papua New Guinea - - 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.

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