About Us

Who We Are

PNG Tourism Industry Association Inc. was incorporated on the 24th January, 2001 under the Associations Incorporation Act of Papua New Guinea. It has been operating for the past 20 years; providing a platform for Tourism Sector business operators to come together and form a collective voice. It is the only professional and non-profit peak body that brings together all actors of the tourism sector value chain. It was established primarily to pursue and influence policy directions, programs and legislation that are responsive to the needs of the tourism industry.

Our Vision

To be the most proactive and progressive industry body in Papua New Guinea, raising tourism standards and revenues of our members through capacity building, advocacy and promotion.

Our Mission

The Papua New Guinea’s tourism industry is motivated by the fundamental principle that tourism is and will continue to be based on PNG’s rich environmental and cultural resources.

It also recognises that the sensitive management of these resources that will foster growth of the industry into the future.

The PNG Tourism Industry Association is committed to providing one strong voice when representing its members to all stakeholders in PNG Tourism.

To protect, promote and develop the interest of the tourism industry and the people within in industry through the establishment of standards, legislation, and to promote good relations with all stakeholders in the industry.
 

Meet The Board

Alois Mateos

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President

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  • Ambunti Lodge

  • Sepik Surfsite Lodge, Wewak

  • Sepik Adventure Tours, Wewak

  • Surfing Wewak

  • Wewak Cruise Ship Shore Excursions

Carmella Gabina

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Vice President

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PNGTIA 3 terms on the board 

  • Ordinary Member on board

  • Vice President on the board

Margaret Potane

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Secretary

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  • Director Commerce Culture & Tourism Enga Provincial Administration

  • Wabag Lodge, Enga Province

Autu Autu

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Treasurer

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Owns and Operates

  • O2 Visuals PNG

  • Discover PNG

  • BreakFreePNG

Andrew Abel

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Board Member

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  • Surfing Association of Papua New Guinea

  • PNG Surf Management Plan

Gavin Cathcart

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Board Member

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Robin Taman

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Board Member

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  • Director Commerce Culture & Tourism Enga Provincial Administration

  • Wabag Lodge, Enga Province

PNG Tourism Industry Association Inc.

Level 2, CHM Corporate 1 Building

Allotment 26 Section 496

PO Box 75, Port Moresby

National Capital District

Ph: +675 323 8465

Email: tourismindustryassociation.png@gmail.com

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