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TOURISM AS MAINSTAY OF THE WORLD ECONOMY
Undoubtedly, Papua New Guinea is one of the major Cultural tourist areas in Pacific. Tourism is a billion dollars industry. It is fast becoming one of the most popular global leisure activities in the world today. In 2010, it was reported that over 940 million international tourists noted worldwide.

By definition, tourism is described by the World Tourism Organization as people "traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes" while some other school of thoughts sees it simply as traveling just for recreational, leisure or business purposes. Whatever is the reason, Tourism is an important phenomenon now-a -day in the current economy, because it generates a lot of income in form of payment for goods and services available in the area, creation of Job opportunities for the tourist industries, transportation services, entertainment venues, marketing centers etc. amongst many others advantage.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA AS A TOURIST CENTER
Papua New Guinea is an Eastern portion of Island of New Guinea. Island of New Guinea occupies the northern part of Australia, and various islands outlaying it. It is one of the territories in the southwestern hemisphere of Pacific Ocean, an area popularly known Melanesia since the early 19th century. Papua New Guinea is officially known as Independent State of Papua New Guinea.

It is one of the most culturally diverse countries on Earth. The first inhabitants of the island were Papuan, Melanesian, and Negrito tribes, who altogether spoke more than 700 distinct languages. Currently, about 841 different languages are listed for the country, though, about 11 of them is said not to have any known living speakers. It regarded as one of the world's least culturally and geographically explored countries with myriads of undiscovered species of plants and animals.

Presence of Japanese is prominent on the region around 1942, after which it becomes a United Nations trusteeship, administered by Australia. After several external rules, it gains it independent from Australia in 1975.

The adjoining country to the west is, Papua and west Papua portion of Indonesia. The country to the south is Australia. The part of the Papua Guinea bordering the territory to the East and the North are: islands of Manus, New Britain, New Ireland, and Bougainville. The combination of all the territories in the region is called Papua and New Guinea (PNG). Most of the societies in the region practice agriculture, supplemented by hunting and gathering. It has a lot of tourism potential because of its history, geography and its bio diversities.

FURTHER READING:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKQ9gAB8Fiw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKOLI53AqYk
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papua_New_Guinea
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