Over 30 NCD tourism stakeholder’s participated in the PNGTPA's information session about the Safe Traveler Initiative.
21 July 2021
SINCE the declaration of the global health pandemic in March 2020 and the emergence of the Novel Coronavirus within the PNG borders, the heightened public health measures and border restrictions have had a severe effect on an economic sector that relies heavily on cross-border activities - the Tourism sector.
The PNG Tourism Promotion Authority, in its endeavor to guide the industry to build back stronger, has developed the Safe Traveler PNG initiative for the tourism industry. The Safe Traveler PNG initiative will provide industry operators and service providers simplified guidelines of health and safety protocols and best practices on how to implement these safety protocols into the different types of businesses, regardless of whether an individual tour guide or an established tour company with facilities, these guidelines will cater to all.
On Friday 16th July, PNGTPA hosted an information session for over 30 NCD tourism stakeholder’s, including accommodation owner’s, tour operators, event organizers, hire vehicle services, food and beverage services, hospitality services etc. The information session was delivered to the tourism industry stakeholders of Port Moresby to raise awareness on the certification process of the Safe Traveler initiative and provide an opportunity for information sharing by relevant authorities on the frontline of mitigating the risks of Covid-19 and clearing misconceptions surrounding vaccination.
SAFE TRAVELER PNG IS A CERTIFICATION PROCESS OPEN TO ALL SUPPLIERS AND PROVIDERS IN THE TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY OF PNG – IF YOU ARE:
Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Eric Mossman Uvovo thanked the SOE Controller’s Office and the Department of Health for their support and endorsement of these guidelines, “following the endorsement of these guidelines by our PNGTPA Board, it was vital endorsement be sought also from the SOE Controller’s Office and Department of Health as these guidelines were basically a sectoral approach towards the implementation of Niupela Pasin”.
Registration and participation in this program is FREE and VOLUNTARY. Click to register here.
By participating in this program, you agree to comply with health and safety standards applicable to the service you provide and will be listed as a SAFE TRAVELER OPERATOR or SERVICE PROVIDER in PNG on the PNGTPA official website and collaterals.
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