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The China Ready initiative, led by Port Moresby City Governor, Honorable Powes Parkop, MP, and the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA) since July last year, aims to position Amazing Port Moresby as a premier destination for Chinese tourists.

With a holistic approach encompassing cultural enrichment, infrastructure enhancement, and targeted promotional campaigns, concerted efforts are underway to enhance Port Moresby’s appeal to Chinese travelers.

Collaborations with local and national tourism industries, alongside a partnership with Guangdong Province, seek to establish Port Moresby as a pivotal hub for tourism and business, fostering sustainable growth and global connectivity.

On Wednesday, April 17, 2024, PNGTPA, in collaboration with Governor Parkop, hosted a meet and greet reception to highlight the upcoming China Ready Workshop scheduled for Thursday, April 25, 2024, at APEC Haus from 8 am to 5 pm.

The exclusive event served as a prelude to the forthcoming China Ready Workshop, offering stakeholders an opportunity to convene and discuss crucial matters shaping the future of tourism in Amazing Port Moresby, the Capital City of Papua New Guinea.

The meet and greet reception aimed to facilitate networking and dialogue among stakeholders from various sectors of the tourism industry.

Attendees seized the opportunity to connect with key players and exchange insights on strategies to prepare Port Moresby for the rapidly growing Chinese tourism market.

Governor Parkop emphasized that the event, attended by various stakeholders, demonstrates a commitment to fostering relationships with the Chinese tourism market.

“The China Ready Workshop represents a pivotal milestone in our endeavor to ready Port Moresby for the burgeoning China tourism market. This initiative underscores our commitment to nurturing economic prosperity and forging enduring partnerships for the benefit of our people,” said Governor Parkop.

Governor Parkop highlighted that NCDC and PNGTPA have been actively driving the China Ready project, recognizing its significant potential.

He affirmed NCDC's commitment to becoming China Ready by bolstering its tourism office and allocating funds from this year's budget to support its tourism initiatives.

The NCD Governor emphasized that PNG boasts numerous tourist attractions, including diverse tribes, music, and traditions, making it a compelling destination compared to other Pacific island nations, Australia, and New Zealand.

“We have the potential to attract tourists from all corners, but it hinges on everyone in Port Moresby and the country. Preparedness is key; if we demonstrate readiness and preparation, tourists will come,” Governor Parkop remarked.

Eric Mossman Uvovo, CEO of PNGTPA, stated, “The workshop marks a crucial juncture in our efforts to tap into the vast potential of the Chinese tourism market. Through informative sessions and interactive discussions, stakeholders will gain valuable insights into preparing and promoting Port Moresby as a top destination.”

The China Ready Workshop will delve into key topics such as market updates, post-COVID-19 traveler insights, and effective strategies for attracting Chinese tourists and businesses to Port Moresby.

Certified participants will receive a Certificate of Completion and an ID number for 12 months of continuing education.

“Let us join forces to pave the way for an extraordinary future for tourism in Port Moresby.”