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PNG International Visitor Survey

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is partnering with the Papua New Guinea Government through the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA) to survey international visitors to the country.
“The International Visitor Survey will be carried out throughout the course of the 2017 year and will measure travel patterns and behaviour of visitors arriving by air.  It will also track visitor expenditure by market segment, provide important data on consumer behaviour, profiles and preferences,” said PNG TPA chief executive officer Mr. Jerry Agus.
Mr. Agus further stated that the survey will give PNG TPA essential data to be more strategic in its national tourism policy and marketing efforts and assist industry partners and stakeholders make evidence-based decisions to meet their market needs.
Starting January 1, 2017, PNG TPA began registering email addresses of visitors supplied on the Arriving Passenger Card at the Jackson’s International Airport in Port Moresby.  Visitors will be emailed a survey link asking them for their participating in the survey.
The New Zealand Tourism Research Institute of Auckland University was engaged by the IFC to conduct the online survey and will be supporting the PNG TPA in capturing and measuring data.
The information collected from the survey will assist the PNG TPA develop a national tourism policy as well as provide insight into the travel trends and market needs of international visitors.

For further information contact PNGTPA marketing research and statistics coordinator Mr. Noah Mikmik, email:

Papua New Guinea Visitor Survey

Papua New Guinea Visitor Survey

Information for participants
As a recent visitor to Papua New Guinea, we invite you to participate in research designed to improve the visitor experience as well as support us to make good decisions for tourism in our beautiful nation. The research is funded by the IFC/World Bank and conducted by the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute at AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand.  If you are a permanent Papua New Guinea resident, employed in Papua New Guinea or under 18 years old, thank you for your interest, but this survey is focused on non-resident visitors to Papua New Guinea, visitors that are not also working in Papua New Guinea and those above 18 years. All answers are confidential and can in no way be linked to your personal details. By taking the survey you are giving consent to be part of this research.  Participation is entirely voluntary. To take part in this research, simply click on the button below. The survey asks a number of questions where you select your answer from a range of options given. Some questions ask you to type your comments in your own words into the box provided. We would appreciate it if you could fill this survey out as accurately as possible. All questions are optional. The survey will run until the end of 2017.  This survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
For further information about this research contact:
Project Coordinator: Michelle Hunt, New Zealand Tourism Research Institute, AUT University. Ph: +64 9 921 9999 ext 8890
Team Lead, Simon Milne:, New Zealand Tourism Research Institute, AUT University. Ph: 09 921 9245
Questions regarding the conduct of the research should be notified to the Executive Secretary, AUTEC, Kate O’Connor:, Ph: +64 921 9999 ext 6038
Approved by the Auckland University of Technology Ethics Committee on 14 November 2016. AUTEC Reference Number 16/410.

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