PNG’s tourism industry is young and developing with endless potential.
The culture of the people of Papua New Guinea attracts collectors, photographers, and artists. The vast areas of tropical rainforest provide perfect habitats for a wide variety of bird life. Of the 43 known species of birds of paradise, 38 are found in Papua New Guinea. The rugged mountain terrain offers trekkers, climbers and caving enthusiasts wonderful opportunities for adventure. The country's massive river system provides many location choices for canoeists, kayakers and fishing enthusiasts.
Papua New Guinea is also home to some of the world's most pristine and spectacular diving sites. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it is said to have twice as many marine species as the waters of the Red Sea, and up to five times as many as the Caribbean.
Tourism is mostly dominated by corporate travel resulting from inbound of foreign businesses. Although promising a diversity of adventure and natural attractions, the country is a destination for the dauntless. Major hotels are situated in major cities and tourists travelling to more rural locations will experience a rural-type village setting.
We provide a full range of audit, advisory and taxation services tailored for the industry. We can also help you set up hotel operations in Papua New Guinea by providing advisory services on operating structures to maximise taxation benefits, assist you with incentive applications and give you relevant and focussed advice on taxation compliance issues.
Managing Partner, PwC Papua New Guinea
Tel: +675 321 1500 | 305 3100
Principal, PwC Papua New Guinea
Tel: +675 472 2644