COM­MU­NI­CA­TIONS

Prac­ti­cal tips and ad­vice for the busi­ness trav­eller.

Business Advantage Papua New Guinea - - Business Travel Guide To Papua New Guinea -

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.

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