Practical tips and advice for the business traveller.
Internet: Web access in Port Moresby has improved immensely in recent years. Although it remains costly, all the Port Moresby hotels listed in this guide provide a fast-speed internet service. In other urban centres, you may still be relying on dial-up. For those staying longer, wireless internet via a USB modem is available, although download speeds can vary. Phone: International mobile phone roaming is possible in PNG but it is costly. A cheaper option is to buy a local SIM card and prepaid credit (including data packs for smartphones). It is much cheaper to make international calls from PNG than vice versa. them to provide a driver (around PGK400 per day). With the poor state of roads, especially in Lae, 4WDS/SUVS are recommended. Airport transfers: For arrival/departure in Port Moresby, any of the hotels listed in this guide will provide a complimentary transfer. Domestic flights: Travelling within PNG often means taking an internal flight (for instance, you cannot drive between Port Moresby and Lae) with Air Niugini, its subsidiary Link PNG, or private airline Airlines PNG. Air Niugini offers passengers the chance to book (and check in) online but make sure you print out a copy of your receipt to show at the check-in counter. Aircraft and helicopter charter services are available for travel to remote locations.