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Port Moresby 9 Madang 16 Dive Destinations in PNG 17 Lae 18 Goroka 21 Mount Hagen 22 Alotau 26 PNG Islands: Rabaul & Kokopo 28 Kavieng 30 Manus Island 31 Trekking in PNG 32

Manila 44 Bali 45 Singapore 46 Japan 47 Hong Kong 48

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On behalf of Air Niugini, welcome to the second edition of its Global Destinations magazine. than 600 large and small islands, most of which are fringed with coral reefs and the sub-surface wildlife that they provide a home to.

In this edition, we feature the diverse attractions of Papua New Guinea as well as the many interesting and varied international destinations that Air Niugini flies to. We invite you first to take a peek at our colourful festivals that occur in various parts of the country throughout the year, where displays of brilliant costumes and traditional refineries celebrate the rich and ancient cultural heritage. These include the International Orchid Spectacular, the Milamala Yam Festival (Milne Bay Province), the mysterious Mask Festival and the Warwagira Festival in the East New Britain Province. The famous Goroka Show, the spectacular Mt Hagen Show and the stunning display of the Suli Muli dancers with their iconic black painted faces and distinct headdresses during the Enga Cultural Show are all unique showcases of Papua New Guinea’s rich and diverse heritage. The topography of our country is equally diverse and rugged – from snow-capped Mt Wilhelm and Mt Giluwe along the mountainous spine of the mainland, to the grass valleys and forests of the Highlands down to the coastal river deltas and mangrove swamps. Between these extremes are microenvironments where many weird and wonderful plants, animals, birds and insects are found. Then of course, there are more

As well as showcasing our wonderful country, Air Niugini also offers our customers opportunities to visit Asia, Australia and the Pacific region with the variety of packages available in this magazine. Air Niugini’s focus this year is to expand the airline’s global reach and the continuation of major upgrades to our services. Hand in hand with this focus our priority is also the delivery of exemplary services to our valued travelling public. Providing efficient, affordable and reliable passenger services remains the airline’s “core business” right across the nation, the South Pacific region and beyond. Last year, the airline began its fleet rationalisation in line with its domestic and regional operations and introduced its first Fokker70 jet aircraft. By early 2017 there will be 9 Fokker70 aircrafts. The aircraft provides greater speed, reliability and comfort for our passengers. In the coming months we will be expanding our schedule and capacity with the introduction of a second service to Narita, Japan and increasing frequency to Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. We will be inaugurating services in December 2016 to the Federated States of Micronesia and

Message from our ceo

Message from our CEO towards the latter part of the year Air Niugini will operate seasonal charter flights between Alotau and Brisbane. Contact Air Niugini’s Tours Centre for your next tour package and enjoy great savings on your flights as well as accommodation, sightseeing trips and tours to your destination of choice. Air Niugini is here to provide you with a pleasant travel experience whether you are flying from Port Moresby to Mount Hagen, from Brisbane or whether you are travelling for business or leisure. Our staff are here to always be at your service. Enjoy your travels with us. Simon Foo, CBE Chief Executive Officer Air Niugini

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global calendar destinations

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August 5-7 Aug 5-7 Aug 12-20 Aug 20-Aug 20-21 Aug 5-21 Aug

Sepik River Crocodile Festival Enga Cultural Show Vodafone Hibiscus Festival DWU Cultural Show Mt Hagen Show Summer Olympics

Ambunti, PNG Enga, PNG Suva, Fiji Madang, PNG Mount Hagen, PNG Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

September Sept 6-8 Sept 7-18 Sept 11-16 Sept 15-Sept 16-18 Sept 16-18 Sept 16-18 Sept 18-Sept 25-Sept 25-27 Sept

Grand Sumo Tournament Galungan Festival Paralympic Games Pacific Judicial Conference Mid-Autumn Festival Goroka Show Frangipani Festival Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix Sydney Marathon Intrust Super Cup - Grand Final Lukim PNG Nau Expo

Japan Bali Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Port Moresby, PNG Singapore Goroka, PNG Rabaul, ENB, PNG Singapore Sydney, Australia Brisbane, Australia Port Moresby, PNG

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AFL Grand Final NRL Grand Final Yom Kippur Celebrations Morobe Show

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global calendar destinations

August - february DATE EVENT November Nov 1-Nov 4-6 Nov 1-10 Nov

Grand Sumo Tournament Melbourne Cup Kenu & Kundu Festival Dubai Motor Festival

December 1-3 Dec 3-Dec 5-7 Dec 24 Dec - 1 Jan

The Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Final 14th PNG Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference Hanukkah

January Jan 1-8 Jan 16-29 Jan 28-Jan

Grand Sumo Tournament Brisbane International Tennis Australian Tennis Open Chinese New Year

February 23 Feb - 11 Mar Feb

Dubai Food Festival NRL Preseason

REGION Japan Melbourne, Australia Alotau, PNG Dubai

Dubai Port Moresby, PNG Sydney, Australia Israel

Japan Brisbane, Australia Melbourne, Australia Various countries

Dubai Australia

On occasion, calendar dates change. When booking an event tour, please confirm the date with your Air Niugini Tours team representative.

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global shopping destinations

SHOPPING

Destinations

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is synonymous with shopping because of its dazzling array of shopping options. • Causeway Bay • Tsim Sha Tsui • Central Districts • Stanley Markets • Mongkok Ladies Market

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo boasts a diverse range of shopping from quirky to high fashion. • Ginza • Shinjuku • Harajuku and Omotesando • Shibuya • Roppongi

Singapore

Singaporeans love their shopping as much as they love their food. • Orchard Road • Vivo City • Chinatown Street Market • The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands • Clarke Quay

Rome, Italy

Italians have earned a reputation for being stylish and chic. • Piazza di Spagna • Via dei Condotti • Via del Corso • Via Cola di Rienzo • Porto Portese Flea Market

Dubai

Boasting the world’s largest mall, there’s always something to discover in Dubai. • Dubai Shopping Mall • Wafi Mall • Mall of Emirates • Deira Gold Souk • Global Village (Nov-Apr)

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Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a unique land steeped in culture and mystery. The PNG government’s intention to focus on tourism as well as mining as a key source of revenue will make the region a must-see destination.

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Jackson’s International Airport is located approximately 8kms from Port Moresby’s CBD.

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Over 800 languages are spoken across PNG. Pidgin, Hiri Motu and English are the official languages.

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Monday to Thursday 9am-3pm, and Friday 9am-4pm. There are facilities to exchange money at Jackson’s International Airport.

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Papua New Guinea’s sporting elite. • Get down to the Royal Port Moresby Golf Course in April to take in the PNG Golf Open. • The Pacific Judicial Conference held in September is a biennial meeting of South Pacific judiciary heads,

Port Mor by plays host es the SP Sports Ato wards and the FIFA U-20 Women World Cup ’s

and is pivotal in inspiring diplomatic unification. • In September, Port Moresby plays host to a key event, the Lukim PNG Nau Tourism Expo. • Ending the year on a sporting note, be sure to check out the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

attractions • Parliament House • Nat. Museum & Art Gallery • Port Moresby Nature Park • Advenutre Park • Bomana War Cemetery • PAU Birdwatching site • International Orchid Show • Port Moresby Golf Course • Royal Papua Yacht Club • Varirata National Park – Sogeri

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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS

LAMANA HOTEL

Cnr Hunter & Douglas Streets, Port Moresby Ph: +675 309 3000 reservations@crowneplazaportmoresby.com.pg www.crowneplaza.com

Islander Drive, Waigani, Port Moresby Ph: +675 303 2002 reservations@holidayinnportmoresby.com.pg www.holidayinnexpress.com

1 Famagusta Road, Waigani, Port Moresby Ph: +675 323 2333 www.lamanahotel.com.pg

Crowne Plaza Hotel is located in the CBD surrounded by the leading business houses of Port Moresby. Spectacular views over Coral Sea.

Holiday Inn Express is the smart hotel choice for business and leisure travellers, offering a relaxed and hassle free stay every time.

Friendly service located in the heart of the CBD, 5 minutes from the airport and close to the National Museum, Parliament House and Government offices.

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Bar Restaurant Pool Club Lounge Parking Satellite TV Fitness Centre

• WIFI • Large Ballroom • Meetings & Events Facilities • Business Centre • Air Conditioning • Room Service

Room Type: Twin / Queen / King / Executive / Presidential Priced from: PGK635.00 + GST per night. Executive room rate includes: breakfast, Club Lounge access with free WIFI and daily cocktail hour. Complimentary airport transfers.

LAGUNA HOTEL

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Parking • Compact Meeting Satellite TV Room Restaurant • Self-service Complimentary WIFI Business Centre Air Conditioning • iPod Docking Complimentary Station Breakfast • Pillow Menu • Breakfast Grab & • Complimentary Go Option Airport Transfers • Self-service Laundry • Comfortable Room Workspace Room Type: Twin / Queen Priced from: PGK560.00 + GST per night. Room rate includes: Breakfast and WIFI. Complimentary airport transfers.

Ilimo Avenue Boroko, Port Moresby Ph: +675 323 8888 | M: +675 7101 6979 info@raintreelodgepng.com www.raintreelodgepng.com

Laguna Hotel is only seven minutes from the airport next to the shopping and convention centre.

A unique hideaway, tucked in the heart of Boroko. Nestled in an enchanting garden, with all the comforts of a boutique retreat.

• Poolside bar • Playground • Room service & restaurant • In room safe • Wifi, cable TV

Room Type: 60 stylishly designed and comfortable rooms for corporate and leisure travelers. Executive / Deluxe King / Deluxe Twin Priced from: PGK499.00 per night. Includes: Complimentary airport transfers.

• Complimentary breakfast daily • Lunch and dinner available for pre-order, dine in, or room service

• Free WIFI • Free airport or general transfers available • Balinese spa onsite • Air Conditioning

Room Type: Executive king suites Priced from: PGK495.00 per night. Includes: Complimentary breakfast daily, free airport or general transfers available.

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ATMs Concierge Hair Salon & Spa Dentist Travel Agency Restaurants Nightclub & Bars 24 Hour Security

Room Type: Queen Deluxe / Twin Deluxe / Executive King / Executive Apartment (one bedroom) Priced from: PGK690.00 per night. Includes: Airport transfers, refreshments on arrival, newspapers, in-room coffee & tea making facilities with biscuits, in-room safe.

RAINTREE LODGE

Section 136 Allotment 8 Waigani Drive, NCD, Port Moresby Ph: +675 323 9333 reservations@lagunahotel.com.pg www.lagunahotelpng.com

• 24/7 reception & security • Grand ballroom, function rooms and boardroom • Large pool

• Spartan Gym • Tennis, Futsal & Volleyball Court • Business Centre (24 hours) • Room Service • WIFI • Foreign Exchange

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CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL

SANCTUARY HOTEL RESORT & SPA Section 275 Lot 60, Pitpit St, Waigani, Port Moresby Ph: +675 7029 8532

Close to the new Conference Centre, Parliament House, Government Offices and Vision City.

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Restaurant Coffee Shop Pool Bar Outdoor Bar Spa & Wellness Centre • Fitness Gym • Aviary & Gift Shop

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Business Centre Car Park In Room Dining Housekeeping & Laundry • Transport & Valet • Free WIFI

Room Type: Standard / Deluxe / Studio Suites Priced from: PGK450.00 per night. Includes: Buffet breakfast, mini bar, coffee & tea, WIFI, Cable TV, NDD phone service, iron & ironing board, hair dryer.

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THE SHADY REST HOTEL

Corner of Taurama and Hodava Road, Boroko Ph: +675 323 0000 | M: 7323 0000 | F: 323 0060 E: shadyrest@live.com E: reservations@shadyrest.com.pg www.shadyrest.com.pg

CITI SERVICED APARTMENTS & MOTEL

THE WELLNESS LODGE

Manu, Korobosea & Lagatoi Place, East Boroko Ph: +675 323 0534 www.moresbyapartments.com

Cnr Vaivai Avenue & Boroko Dr East Boroko, Port Moresby Ph: +675 323 8606 reservations@wellnesslodgepng.com

Short or long term stay, leisure or business travels: we have a great offer for you! Stay to appreciate.

Affordable accommodation with a unique focus on Health & Wellbeing. Accredited by PNG Tourism Promotion Authority.

A great place to stay in paradise. Located centrally in Boroko, The Shady Rest Hotel contains 74 rooms and has all the amenities for the corporate guest.

• The Cellar Restaurant • Mr Mike’s Pizza • Glow Hair Boutique • Conference facilities • Gaming Lounge

• 24hr Reception • 24hr G4S Security • Free Wifi • Executive Rooms with Kitchenettes • Executive Rooms with Kitchenettes

Room Type: Quality Superior, Premier and Executive Rooms. Priced from PGK399. Includes: Complimentary Wifi and Airport Transfers.

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Kitchen Living room Dining area Laundry area Balcony Free parking

• Free Wifi • Free Airport Transfers • Restaurant • Meeting room • Quiet & secure

Room Type: Studio / 1 Bedroom & 2 Bedroom Serviced Apartments Priced from: PGK450.00 per night. Includes: Breakfast, return airfares, return airport transfers and applicable taxes/surcharges.

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Wifi available Cable TV Air Conditioned Restaurant Handicap & Therapeutic Rooms Available • Hire car available

• Conference Facility • Health Spa Services • Catering Services • Organic Cafe & Local food

Room Type: Executive, Standard and Delux Rooms Priced from: PGK299.00 per night. Included: Airport Transfers.

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THE STANLEY HOTEL & SUITES

Sir John Guise Dr, Waigani, Port Moresby Ph: +675 302 8888 info@thestanleypng.com

The Stanley Hotel & Suites is a luxury hotel offering accommodation, dining and relaxation facilities.

• Luxury accommodation • Luxury dining • Cafe • Swimming pool • Gymnasium • Zen Spa

• Club lounge (Suite guests) • Room safe • Iron and ironing board • Limousine service

Room Type: Executive Superior, Standard, Apartments Priced from: PGK600.00 per night. Includes: Transport to and from the International and Domestic terminals.

SOGERI LODGE Sogeri Road Sogeri, Central Ph: +675 7093 8254 | 325 1887 sogerilodge@global.net.pg

Located near the start of the Kokoda Trail and just a 35 minute, scenic drive on a sealed road from Port Moresby. • • • •

Motel Rooms Lodge Rooms Self Contained Units Quality Budget Accommodation • Varirata Bird Watching • Licensed Restaurant

• Secluded Patio • Near Ower’s Corner • Visit Bomana War Cemetary • Local Markets • WWII Mini Museum • Sogeri Spin Getaway Activities

Room Type: Private / Communal / Family Priced from: PGK205.00 per night. Includes: Transfer service available, local tour advice, quality meals at good prices, taxes and surcharges.

HOHOLA APARTMENTS Section 29, Allotment 9 Spondias Street, Port Moresby Ph: +675 323 9133 E: hoholaapartments@gmail.com www.hoholaapartments.com

Quality, affordable, quiet and comfortable in Hohola along the Poreporena Freeway.

• Multi Channel TV • Fully Air Conditioned • Safe and Secure • Full Back Up Power • Back Up Water

• Self Contained Units • Single Rooms with Ensuite • Budget Rooms • One & Two BR Apartments • Great Reviews

Room Type: Budget Rooms with Common Facilities / Private Rooms with Ensuite / Self Contained Apartments Priced from: PGK150.00 per night Includes: Airport Transfers, Tea & Coffee, Applicable Taxes and Surcharges

AKU LODGE Kaubebe Street, Boroko, NCD Ph: +675 323 2645 | M: 70047833 reservations@akulodge.com.pg www.akulodge.com.pg

Situated just 5 minutes from airport. Our family friendly lodge makes an ideal stopover or Port Moresby base.

• Restaurant • Conference Centre • Tropical Gardens • Close to Boroko Commercial Centre • TV in all Rooms

• Air Conditioning • Friendly & Fully Serviced • Peaceful Setting • Safe, Secure, Clean • No Smoking • No Alcohol

Room Type: Double / Standard/ Single / Twin Share Priced from: PGK170.00 + GST per night. Complimentary airport transfers.

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• Manam and Karkar Volcano • Balek Sulphur creek • MVCB historical artefacts • War relics at Alexishaffen • Haiya Cultural Village • Diving at Planet Rock

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Cnr Regina & Bauhinia Ave, Madang Ph: +675 422 2656 reception@madangstar.com.pg

Madang Star International Hotel is in the heart of Madang.

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Room Type: Queen / Twin / Self Contained 1 & 2 Bedroom / Executive Priced from: PGK279.00 per night. Limited rooms at this rate. Includes: Complimentary breakfast and free airport shuttle.

Dive Destinations

PNG is renowned for its superb diving. Forming part of the Coral Triangle, the region offers a diversity of marine life and corals not seen anywhere else in the world. If you’re keen on diving in the region, you’re in for a treat. Here are some of the top spots to dive in PNG.

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JAIS ABEN RESORT Riwo Village, North Coast Road 20km north of Madang

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MADANG STAR INTERNATIONAL HOTEL

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Jais Aben is all oceanside with a popular beach bar area and ocean activities.

• 2 Restaurants • Beach Bar & Grill • Ocean & Gift Shop • Conference Centre • Satellite TV

• All Aircon • WIFI • FOC Airport Pickups • Local Tours • Wedding Venues

Room Type: Deluxe / Premier / All bed types Priced from: PGK395.00 per night. Includes: Continental breakfast, airport transfers, applicable taxes.

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With its deep port and central northern location, Lae is the home of industry and export in PNG. Vastly different to the commercial environs of Port Moresby, Lae is responsible for a large portion of the country’s annual economy.

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CROSSROADS TRANSIT HOTEL Awilunga Estate, 9 Mile, Lae Ph: +675 475 1124 / +675 719 02313 Reservations: hngi.reservations@gmail.com

Fourth Street, Top Town Lane, Lae Ph: +675 472 7000 www.laeinterhotel.com

Your first choice for leisure and business alike. 5 minute drive into town, transfers can be easily arranged. A very private place to stay.

• Fine Dining Restaurant • Coffee Shop • Pizza Shop • Bars/Lounges • Room Service • Conference Centre

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Meeting Rooms Business Centre Gymnasium Swimming Pool Free WIFI Cable TV Air-conditioning ATM

Room Type: Premium / Deluxe / Superior Rooms & Suites Priced from: PGK550.00 per night. Includes: Free WIFI, Swimming Pool and Gymnasium.

Events • The Morobe Cultural Show in October showcases the largest group of sing-sings in PNG. The celebrations offer visitors a great opportunity to immerse themselves in the fascinating regional culture.

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LAE INTERNATIONAL HOTEL

A brand new hotel offering peaceful and secure surroundings. Situated halfway between CBD and Lae Airport.

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Restaurant Dining Room Gym Swimming pool Laundry TV/movie channel 24 hour reception • Security

• Airport transfers • Air Conditioning • Power back up system • Panoramic views • Landscaped gardens

Room Type: Double Room / Twin Share Priced from: PGK275.00 per night incl. GST. Breakfast: A la Carte or Buffet from PGK35.

SUH GUEST HOUSE

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Malabu Estate, Independence Drive Lae, Morobe Ph: +675 7235 3582

Coronation Drive Top Town, Next to Coronation College, Lae Ph: +675 479 0411 manager@lti.com.pg

ATTRACTIONS • Lae Golf Club • Lae National Botanical Gardens • Lae War Cemetery • Rainforest Habitat • Wau Ecology Institute • McAdam National Park in Wau • Bisama Waterfall • Limestone caves near Mumeng

Lae Travellers Inn is centrally located and within walking distance to town.

Sandwiched between Lae Biscuit and Unitech in peaceful and quiet surroundings.

• Very secure • Common kitchen & dining • Meals provided • Cable TV • Air conditioning

• Self contained rooms • Big lawn & gardens • Relaxing environment

Room Type: Queen room/twin share/single room Priced from: PGK180.00 per night. Includes: Tea and coffee, tour booking service, transfer service (fee), all taxes and charges.

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Centrally Located Air Conditioned Restaurant Tea & Coffee Facility • Room Service

• Studio & Hotel Rooms • Mini Fridge • Conference Hire • Multi Channel TV • Parking

• Huon Golf • Tami Islands • Salamaua • Labu Tali Turtle Conservation Area • Lae Crocodile Farm

Room Type: Budget / Standard / Twinshare / Premier Priced from: PGK250.00 per night. Includes: Cooked breakfast worth PGK30.00.

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Located in the Eastern Highlands, Goroka is known for many things including its annual show, the famous mudmen and its pottery. While a number of premium products have put Goroka on the map, it is coffee that opened it up as a commercial hub.

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA

• On Independence Day in September each year, Goroka comes alive with the Goroka Cultural Show. The event showcases performances by the Huli Wigmen of Tari and the Mudmen of Asar, among other festive treats.

Attractions • Goroka Market • Raun Raun Theatre • JK McCarthy Museum • Coffee Plantations • Lufa Cave • Kainantu Cultural Centre • Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Area • Gahavisuka National Park • Asaro Mudmen

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• Mt Hagen Market • Coffee plantations • Tea plantations • Mt Hagen Cultural Centre • Kuk Valley Archaeological Site • Baiyer River Wildlife Santuary • Waghi Valley • Yuku Rock Shelter – Baiyer River • Bird Watching and Trekking at Kumul Lodge

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Mount Hagen is renowned for the Mount Hagen Show which occurs in August each year. The festival boasts a feast of activities with 75 tribes from throughout PNG coming together to showcase their colourful costumes and performances. A must see.

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Mount Hagen, the capital of the Western Highlands Province, celebrates the famous Mount Hagen Show every August. The township is named after an extinct volcano in the northwest, which is said to take its name from a German Colonel Officer, Curt von Hagen.

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Highway / Main roads Other roads Lanes Parks Hospital Police Places of interest

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medical travel

medical travel with Accommodation If you have a pre-existing medical condition, prior to booking accommodation you need to make sure that you locate yourself close to the hospital in the region. If you require assistance with this, the Air Nuigini tours team will be more than happy to help you.

Medication

If you have a pre-existing medical condition that requires you to take medication while travelling, make sure your doctor writes you a medical note. The note should outline the type of medication and its required intake as well as stating that it is for your personal use only. Make sure that you pack enough medication to cover your entire travel. In the event that you do run out, refill a script with a doctor present. Your doctor or specialist will also be able to provide you with recommendations and tips for safe travel.

Travel Health Insurance

It is strongly recommended that you take out a comprehensive cover for travel health insurance especially if you have a pre-existing medical condition. Make sure that, in the event of illness or injury, it covers all of your expenses. If you have a partner and/or dependents, check that your insurance covers them as well.

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Destinations Food and Water Consumption

If you’re travelling to a destination where the food and water is not universally sanitised then ensure that you only eat cooked food and fruit that has not been peeled or cut. Always drink bottled water and use this to brush your teeth with. Avoid ice in your drinks.

Vaccinations and Preventative Medication

Consult your doctor to find out whether you need to be vaccinated or take preventative medication when travelling to destinations prone to disease. Avoid interaction with animals that carry diseases like rabies. Ask your doctor for any other precautionary information for travelling to these destinations.

AVOIDING DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (DVT)

To avoid blood clots, wear loose clothing, flex your calves while sitting, walk up and down the aisle occasionally, stay hydrated with water, drink minimal alcohol and avoid sleeping tablets. If you have a pre-existing condition that puts you at risk of DVTs, wear compression stockings during the flight.

Medical Supplies and Kits If you are travelling to a destination that has subsidiary medical facilities and supplies, make sure that you pack supplementary supplies so that you don’t run out. This may include: prescribed medications, female hygiene products, contraception and nappies. Be sure to also pack a basic medical kit that contains analgesics, a disinfectant lotion, bandaids, insect repellent and sunscreen.

On Arrival Back Home

If you have been exposed to a pathogen while travelling to a destination, it can take a couple of weeks for the symptoms to present. If you become sick on arrival back home with non-descript fever, rashes, vomiting and/or diarrhea please seek medical attention.


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papua new guinea - alotau TAWALI LEISURE AND DIVE RESORT

Alotau, Milne Bay Ph: +675 7364 0607 | 7396 0521 reservations@tawali.com | www.tawali.com

Located on a volcanic bluff overlooking the clear protected waters of Milne Bay, Tawali offers a unique location to dive, relax and enjoy unspoiled wonders.

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Restaurant Bar Pool Dive Shop Nitrox Cultural Tours

• Conference Centre • Air Conditioned Rooms • Laundry Service • Learn to Dive

Room Type: Deluxe Bungalows, each with own balcony and ocean views Priced from: PGK493.00 per night. Includes: All meals, transfers, applicable taxes and surcharges. Diving packages also available.

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Lorengau

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Alotau is a picturesque town located on the northern shore of Milne Bay in the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea. The township provides the quintessential place to relax, but that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty to see and do. It’s the perfect base from which to explore Milne Bay.

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Every November, Alotau showcases the Kenu & Kundu Festival.

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The annual Kenu and Kundu Festival which launched in 2003 pays homage to Milne Bay’s fascinating heritage. With their rich connection to the water, the locals recreate the beautifully crafted war canoes that were once built to endure battle and secure victory against the enemy. During the festival, you can witness proud locals dressed in traditional warrior costumes battle it out against competitors in thrilling canoe races. The sound of beating, rhythmic kundu drums, customarily used in rituals, is also a highlight of this festival. Make sure you check out the unique cultural performances amongst all the wonderful festivities.

attractions • Hotsprings at Fergusson Island • Yam houses at Trobriand • Kwato church (established in 19th century by missionaries) • Milne Bay Military Museum • Wawela Beach Lagoon • Bat caves • Skull caves • Underwater caves at Kaibola on Kiriwina Island • Matawa Village • East Cape, most eastern tip of PNG mainland • Trekking and kayaking

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rabaul and kokopo East New Britain, with its evergreen rainforests and rugged terrain, is a must-see when visiting Papua New Guinea. Its capital, Kokopo, is located not far from the original capital of Rabaul. There’s plenty to see and do in the region from diving to birdwatching to exploring amazing cave systems.

events • The National Mask and Warwagira Festival is one good reason to leave the mainland and travel to the beautiful island of East New Britain. Occurring in July each year, this colourful event brings together the exquisite masks of Papua New Guinea, the art of storytelling and varied cultural performances. • The Frangipani Festival occurring in Rabaul on Independence Day is symbolic of the township’s rejuvenation and regrowth. The festival celebrates this event with a float parade, fire dancing, sing-sings and colourful costumes.

attractions • East New Britain Historical & Cultural Centre • Vunapope Catholic Mission (old colonial buildings) • Bitapaka War Cemetery • Malmaluan Lookout • Japanese Barge Tunnels • Sub. base off Tavui point • Vulcan & Tarvurvur (active) Volcanoes • Warwagira Festival • Kokopo Market • Duke of York Islands • New Guinea Club & Rabaul War Museum • Admiral Yamamoto’s Bunker • Japanese air craft wrecks on Matupik Island • Peter ToRot’s Cemetery & Memoral Church • Hot Springs • Volcano Observatory Lookout • Queen Emma’s Steps • Queen Emma’s House • Beehives

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Kokopo, East New Britain Ph: +675 982 9489 or +675 982 9944 reservations@rapopo.com | www.rapopo.com fb: Rapopo Plantation Resort - Absolute Beachfront

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Beautiful Rapopo Resort has absolute beach front overlooking the waters and islands of Rabaul, East New Britain.

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Restaurant & Bar Cable TV Tour Desk Air Conditioning Free WIFI Laundry Services Room Service Coffee/Tea in rooms Pool

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Day Spa Dive Centre Snorkelling Dolphin Watching Canoeing Free airport transfer Awarded Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

Room Type: Standard / Twinshare / Premier Executive Suite Room rate includes complimentary hot breakfast.

GAZELLE INTERNATIONAL HOTEL Makau Esplanade, Kokopo East New Britain Ph: +675 982 5600

Centrally located in the heart of Kokopo with panoramic views of the active Mt. Tavurvur and pristine waters of Blanche Bay.

• Casual & fine dining • Premium club bar & gaming lounge • Large functions & conference facilities • ATM facilities

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IDD telephones Secure parking Internet access Resort pool Near golf course Tours & sightseeing • Laundry service • Hair salon

Room Type: Deluxe / Premium / Executive Interconnected rooms with Juliet balcony Priced from: PGK420.00 per night. Includes: Full English breakfast, airport transfers, 100MB Wifi on check in.

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Kavieng

Kavieng in New Irelan tropical pardadisisae waiting to be explored.

Nestled in a picturesque harbour, Kavieng is located at the northern tip of New Ireland and is the commercial hub of the region.

attractions • Malangan Carvings at the Kavieng Hotel & Malangan Resort • Local Jewellery on Nusa Island • Luka Barok Festival (shark calling) • Malangan Show • Buluminski Highway Cycle Tour • Laraibina Eel farm • Utu Village Malangan Carvings • Libba Village Carvers • Panamafei Lookout • Tigak Sea Kayak Adventure • Bulau Picnic Spot-Fissoa • Palm Hill Rapids

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• Loniu Passage and Cave

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SEEADLER HOTEL Manus Island Ph: +675 970 9589 reservations@seeadlerbayhotel.com www.seeadlerbayhotel.com

Offers magnificent views and convenient access to Lorengau’s favourite attractions. Exceptional facilities for business or leisure.

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• 26 Cable TV Channels • Absolute Waterfront • Refreshing Horizon Views

Room Type: Standard Single / Deluxe King / Seaview Priced from: PGK170.00 per night. Includes: Continental breakfast, airport transfers, discounted fishing tours.

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Trekking Destinations Boasting diverse and fascinating landscapes of mountain ranges and volcanoes, PNG provides the perfect environment for avid hikers to pit themselves against nature. The Kokoda Trail located near Port Moresby is one of the most renowned hiking trails in the world today. Visitors travel from far and wide every year to experience its rugged conditions and World War II legacy.

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Western Highlands • Mt Hagen • Kubor Range

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travel tips and apps

Travel Tips • Roll clothing before packing. • Pack comfortable shoes. • Pack a hat to suit the weather. • Pack chargers for all electricals. • Write down your bank’s international phone number. • Make copies of your passport, drivers licence and visa. • Pack toothbrush, medications, ear plugs and something warm in your carry on.

ARRIVING • Learn the local rules and customs. • Ask a local for recommendations. • Try eating where the locals dine. • Set aside extra money for emergencies. • Know the exchange rate. • Keep your accommodation address on you.

EXPLORING • Find out what a taxi should cost. • Learn some basic words to converse with the locals.

5 great travel APPS PackingPro (iPhone)

Trip Journal (iPhone & Android)

A digital travel journal that allows you to document your amazing trip via blog entries, images and videos, and share with your family and friends.

Allay your worst fears with Packing Pro. This app will make sure you remember to pack every item so that you can relax and enjoy your travels.

Emergency (iPhone) Phone Numbers

This handy app will find your location and provide you with the emergency phone numbers for the region.

• Wear a money belt. • Dress appropriate to your destination. • Wear sunscreen everywhere. • Be open to new experiences. • Don’t plan your whole itinerary.

The Converted (iPhone)/The Converter (Android)

Apps that help you to convert exchange rates, temperatures, metrics, clothes sizes, and more, with no fuss.

TripAdvisor (iPhone & Android)

Find great advice and reviews about eateries, attractions and tours in your travelling destination. Leave a review yourself!

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Country The holy lands TOUR

Israel

Israel is home to one of the holiest cities in the world – Jerusalem, which is also the nation’s capital. Entrenched in its religious heritage, a number of public holidays occur throughout the year that are dedicated to major holy events. Visitors arrive in droves each year to explore the holy sites of this fascinating country.

FACTS Airport Ben Gurion Airport is located approximately 20kms from Tel Aviv CBD.

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Hebrew and Arabic Over 8.4 million

The Israeli Shekel

Generally Sunday to Thursday 8:30am5pm and Fridays 8:30am-12pm, though branches vary.

Business hours Generally Sunday to Thursday 8am-5pm and Friday mornings.

Visa Visitors to Israel are visa exempt for travel up to 90 days.

Departure Tax Included in airfare; departure tax may apply crossing borders into Jordan.

Emergency numbers Police – 100, Fire – 102, Ambulance – 101, Emergency number from a mobile – 112

Dress To suit the weather; modest attire when visiting Holy sites.

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Jordan is a country steeped in history with ancient relics attesting to its fascinating past. The ancient city of Petra is Jordan’s predominant tourist attraction. By contrast, Jordan’s capital, Amman, is a modern city that offers great shopping, restaurants and Arabic pop music.

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Amman Queen Alia International Airport is located 32kms from Amman CBD

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Arabic is the official language, with English commonly spoken

Population Currency Banking hours 9.5 million

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Sunday to Thursday 8:30am-6:30pm, hours vary during Ramadan

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Non-Arab visitors require a visa to enter Jordan. Specific countries can obtain a visa on arrival, while others must apply for one prior to arrival. For more information, visit international.visitjordan.com

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• The Old City of Jerusalem • Bethlehem • The Western Wall (Wailing Wall) • Dome of Rock • Church of Holy Sepulchre • Mount of Olives • City of David • Ein Karem

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Country Australia

Australia

Known for its laid back character, Australia is a popular holiday destination simply because of its sheer diversity of landscapes. Boasting rolling red desserts, fertile eucalyptus forests, stunning shorelines and picturesque alpine ranges, there’s really nothing you can’t do in Australia.

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Sydney is a bustling cosmopolitan city that is as exciting as it is beautiful. Nestled on a stunning harbour, much of Sydney’s attractions and activities are centred on the great outdoors. When the lights go down, you can enjoy alfresco dining, world-class cuisine, cool bars and great entertainment.

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• Bondi Beach • Taronga Zoo • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium • Sydney Harbour

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• In January, witness incredible sporting feats at the Brisbane International Tennis Tournament. • As the weather cools down, warm your taste buds at the Paniyiri Greek Festival in May. • In August, Brisbane plays host to the Brisbane Marathon, the EKKA Brisbane Show and the Bridge to Brisbane Day fun run. • For culture vultures, the Brisbane Festival in September offers an enthralling program of dance, theatre, music, opera, circus and more. • In October, the Brisbane International Garden Show is just the event for garden enthusiasts. • For movie goers, the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF) in November brings together a range of exciting cinematic experiences.

Attractions Brisbane • Brisbane River Cruise • Kangaroo Point • Southbank • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary • Story Bridge Adventure Climb

The Gold Coast • Surfers Paradise • Dreamworld and Warner Bros. Movie World • Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

The Sunshine Coast • Noosa • Scuba diving • Australia Zoo

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Asia

Asia is a vast continent that offers so many contrasts in terms of its landscapes, people and flavours. Visit the bustling city of Hong Kong to shop until you drop, or escape the hustle and bustle on a stunning tropical island in Indonesia.

The Philippines With 7,000 islands dotted throughout the Philippines, there’s never a dull moment for visitors to the region. Travel through never-ending rice fields, trek up volcanoes, dive glorious reefs, bask on pristine beaches and island hop. There’s so much to see and do in the tropics.

Indonesia With over 13,000 islands stretching across the archipelago of Indonesia, diversity and beauty are predominant features of the region. While its capital, Jakarta, is a fast paced city showcasing a collision of cultures and people, Bali is a laid-back retreat where the best of the tropics can be enjoyed.

Singapore Singapore is a melding pot of cultures boasting a blend of Malay, Chinese, Indian and western influences. Singapore city is renowned for its pristine environs and takes gastronomical and shopping ventures to a whole new level. The city also has a flourishing arts scene which adds a sparkle to this already dazzling urban centre.

JAPAN

Japan is a country that seamlessly blends traditional culture with an edgy, contemporary attitude. Japan’s capital, Tokyo, demonstrates this perfectly with its hunger for innovation and preservation of age old traditions. It’s what makes Japan such a fascinating culture. Well, that and its spectacular cuisine.

Hong Kong An aerial shot of Hong Kong at night conjures up images of stalagmites, such is the proximity of its skyscrapers in the city’s CBD. Underneath Hong Kong’s urbane façade, however, lies a city rich in cultural diversity with a mighty fine gastronomy record. Hong Kong is renowned for its endless shopping opportunities.

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Departure Tax Emergency numbers Dress PHP750

Police & Fire – 117, Lifeline Ambulance – 16-911 According to weather

attractions • Manila Ocean Park • Intramuros • Manila Metropolitan Theater • Rizal Park • Razil Shrine • San Augustin Church • Fort Santiago • Quiapo Church • Star City Amusement Park • Splash Island

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events • Occurring during January and on Good Friday in Manila, the Black Nazarene boasts a renowned procession with a black statue of Jesus being carried through the street. • During the third week of January, the people of Panay Island celebrate the Ati-Atihan Festival (otherwise known as the Filipino Mardi Gras) which honours Santo Niño. • The Sinulog Festival, also in January, pays homage once again to Santo Niño and Cebu comes alive with beautiful costumes and dance.

• In February, Manila showcases its premier cycling event, Le Tour de Filipina. • In May, the Flores de May is a month long festival that celebrates the Holy Mary with song, dance and great food. • The Fête de la Musique, World Music Day in Manila, occurs in June and is a free music event. • New Year’s Eve in Manila sees the skyline erupt in a spectacular display of fireworks. The city welcomes in the new year on New Year’s Day with more festivities.

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in March, the BaliSpirit Festival brings together yoga, music and dance.

• In February and September, the Balinese adorn bamboo poles, dress in traditional costume and feast to celebrate the Galungan Festival. The Kuningan Festival commences at the end of the Galungan Festival and is celebrated with dance and ceremony. • Nyepi Day in March, also known as the Day of Silence, brings Bali to a standstill each year. Before and after the event, the Balinese pay homage to the day with unique cultural celebrations. Later

• From June to July, the Bali Arts Festival offers up an array of exciting visual and performance art. • Witness the flamboyant and technicolour kite designs at the Bali Kite Festival in July and August. • In August, the Sanur Village Festival offers up a delicious mixed bag of arts, culture, gastronomy and sports. • From July to November, the Makepung Buffalo Races is a wholly unique experience for first timers.

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bali Bali, an island of Indonesia, is the perfect tropical getaway boasting beautiful beaches, pristine rainforests and a dynamic nightlife. It’s the kind of place where you always have something to do or you can do nothing at all. Blending a laid back atmosphere with the charm of the Balinese people, this is one holiday you’ll always remember.

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Business hours Monday to Friday 8am-5pm, shopping til late

Visa Most countries visa exempt for strictly 30 days. Visa on Arrival available to extend stay for another 30 days.

Departure Tax Emergency numbers Rp200,000

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Country asia - singapore

Singapore Singapore is a beautiful modern city that offers plenty of interesting things to see and do. It also boasts a number of premier events throughout the year not to mention great shopping.

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Population Currency Banking hours 5.54 million

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Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, Saturdays from 9am-1pm

Visa

Certain passport holders require a visa to enter Singapore for 30 days. For more details, visit www.ica.gov.sg.

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attractions • Sentosa – Universal Studios • Singapore Zoo • Singapore Botanic Gardens • Jurong Bird Park • Marina Bay Sands • Singapore River • Orchard Road • Civic District • Shopping

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events • Chingay Parade in February is a multicultural event showcasing a vibrant parade, and many energetic and colourful performances. • Join in the festivities and extravagant fireworks at the National Day Parade in August, or be privy to light installations and performances at the Singapore Night Festival.

• For culture vultures, you can’t go past the Singapore International Festival which occurs across August and September. • In September, cheer your heart out at the Formula Grand Prix at the Marina Bay. • Enjoy Chinese mooncakes and colourful lanterns at the Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration. • The Hindi population celebrates spiritual purity at the Festival of Light late October to early November.

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Japan is a region renowned for its rich cultural heritage fused with modern influences. From architectural ingenuity dating back to the fuedal period to unique natural landmarks, this country has so much to offer.

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FACTS Airport

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Just over 127 million Japanese Yen (JPY) Monday to Friday 9am-3pm. ATMs close at night but more 24 hour ATMs are now in operation.

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events • Witness the spectacle that is the Grand Sumo Tournaments occurring in January, March, May, July, September and November across Japan. • The Sapporo Snow Festival in February is a week long winter event showcasing stunning ice sculptures among other festivities. • In March, Japan celebrates The Hina Matsuri, otherwise known as the doll festival. • Japan puts on a spectacular display of cherry blossoms each year with Cherry Blossom Festivals occurring at different times throughout Japan – usually between March and May. Tokyo typically

sees its first bloom around the third week of March.

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attractions • Mount Fuji • Snow Skiing

• Kanda Matsuri held in Tokyo during May is a time when festival goers welcome in fortuity and wealth.

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• In July, Kyoto plays host to one of the most renowned festivals in Japan, Gion Matsuri. The Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka is often touted as the best boat festival in the world.

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• Get your rev on at the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix in Mie during October.

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• Tokyo Imperial Palace • Nara Park • Kinkaku-ji • Tokyo Tower • Shinjuku Gyeon

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hong kong Hong Kong is a region blessed with diversity. For stunning views of its urbanscapes be sure to visit The Peak, or meander down the Avenue of Stars which pays homage to local film stars. If you’re seeking family entertainment then head out to Hong Kong Disneyland. And don’t forget to take advantage of the great shopping!

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Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am1pm (not all branches) Monday to Friday 9am-6pm, shopping between 10am-10pm Requirements differ for countries. Some passport holders like Australians do not require a visa for under 90 days of travel, while others require a visa. Check with your Chinese Consulate.

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attractions • Ocean Park Hong Kong • Hong Kong Disneyland • Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens • Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre • Lamma Island • Lantau Island • Victoria Peak • Shopping

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Events • If you’re around during Chinese New Year you’re in for a treat. See Hong Kong light up with an array of festivities and colour! • In April and May, the city celebrates culture and tradition with the iconic birthdays of Buddha and Tin Hau, along with the Cheung Chau Bun Festival. • In June, join thousands of spectators as you cheer along your favourite dragon boat at the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival.

• October heralds the popular cycling event, Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon. If food is more your thing, then enjoy the gastronomic delights of Hong Kong Wine and Dine month. • During WinterFest in Hong Kong, the city skyline illuminates in a kaleidoscope of colour and festivities abound. • The year culminates in merriment and spectacular fashion at Hong Kong’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.

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Country The south Pacific - vanuatu

Vanuatu

HIU

VANUATU

TORBA PROVINCE

LINUA

‘Welcome to Paradise’ is the phrase that most visitors hear on arrival to Vanuatu, probably because this unique island nation is just that: a paradise on earth. Boasting three official languages and a rich, diverse local culture, Vanuatu is the perfect island getaway.

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MOTA LAVA VANAU LAVA Sola Banks Islands

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MAEWO PENAMA AMBAE PROVINCE Longana Sara Luganville PENTECOST MALO Lonorore Norsup MALEKOULA

South West Bay

Coral Sea

Airport

SHEFA PROVINCE

AMBRYM Ulei

Language Population Currency Banking hours Business hours

MALAMPA PROVINCE

EPI

Valesdir

Shepherd Islands

EMAE

PORT VILA

Bauerfield International Airport is located 6kms from Port Vila.

ÉFATÉ

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English, French, and Bislama

Pacific Ocean

Dillon’s Bay

Over 280,000

Port Narvin Ipota ANIWA

Lowital TAFEA PROVINCE

Ni-Vanuatu Vatu (VT)

TANNA

ANATOM Anelghowhat

Monday to Friday 8:30am-3pm Generally Monday to Friday 7:30am-5pm (a siesta occurs between 11.30am-1.30pm), shopping between 8am-5:30pm.

Visa

Most countries are visa exempt for short-term travel to Vanuatu which include Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Departure Tax

VT3,500 per person (over the age of 12 years) included in airfare price

Emergency numbers

Police – 22 222, Fire – 22 333 & Ambulance – 22 100

Dress

Modest, casual attire

events • Between April and June bare witness to the spectacular land diving on Pentecost Island. • May heralds the Vanuatu Marlin Classic Competition, a tag and release tournament that sees man go up against the marine variety. • In June, Efate and Santo get into action with the Port Vila Swim and the Santo Aore Swim.

• Bastille Day and Independence Day both occur in July, with a number of key events occurring in Efate such as a beauty pageant and horse racing. • In July, Ambrym Island reveals its traditional rituals steeped in magic and sorcery at the North Ambrym Magic Festival. • If you’re a golfing enthusiast, in August Port Vila hosts the Vanuatu Golf Open. • Yes you heard right, the Melbourne Cup is celebrated in Efate in November. • Don’t miss Christmas in the Park in Port Vila in December.

attractions • Crystal Blue Lagoon • Eton Beach • Eton Blue Hole • Sara Beach • Takara Thermal Springs • Siviri Caves • Havannah Harbour • Mele Cascades • Hideaway Island

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If you’re visiting the Solomon Islands for the first time, you’re sure to be swayed by its irresistible charm: the generous nature of the locals, the remarkable beauty of the tropics and the untouched war history that abounds throughout the region.

FACTS

events

Airport

• Immerse yourself in the wonderful culture at Santa Catalina in May when locals celebrate the Spear Dancing Festival.

Honiara International is located approximately 11kms from Honiara CBD.

• July 7 is Independence Day in the Solomon Islands and there is a parade in Honiara and other festivities.

Language Ninety local languages are spoken in the Solomon Islands with English and Pidgin being the official languages.

• Cheer on both local and international marathon runners at the Honiara Marathon held in September.

Population Currency Banking hours Business hours

attractions • Bonegi I and Bonegi II • Marovo Lagoon • Mataniko Falls • Tenaru Falls • Kavachi Volcano • Tetepare Island • Ghizo Island • Skull Island • Wreck diving

• In October, witness canoe races among other water activities at the popular Lagoon Festival.

Around 600,000

The Solomon Islander Dollar (SBD)

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The Solomon Islands

Monday to Friday 8:30am-3pm Monday to Friday 7am-4:30pm, Saturdays 7:30am-12pm

Visa Most countries are visa exempt for a 30 day visit which include Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Departure Tax Emergency numbers SBD40

Emergency – 999, Fire – 988 & Ambulance – 911

Dress Modest, casual attire

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the south pacific - fiji

Fiji

Comprised of 333 islands, Fiji is a tropical oasis offering visitors the chance to kick back, relax and unwind. With its beautiful beaches, stunning marine life and fertile landscapes, Fiji is just ripe for exploration.

FACTS

Events

Airport

• The coloured powders thrown during the Holi Festival are symbolic of cultural unification. Held in Suva each March.

Nadi International Airport is located 9kms from Nadi town centre.

Language Fijian, English and Hindustani are the official languages of Fiji.

Population Currency Banking hours Over 850,000

• In August Suva plays host to Fiji’s oldest charity event, the Hibiscus Festival. Find out who will be crowned ‘Miss Hibiscus’.

• The Nadi Bula Festival in Nadi is held a few weeks before the Hibiscus Festival and celebrations include a parade, live performances and a beauty pageant.

• In September the sugar capital of Fiji, Lautoka, pays homage to its heritage by commemorating at the Sugar Festival.

• Coinciding with the full moon in July and August, the Hindi people of Fiji celebrate valour at the South Indian Fire Walking Festival.

• Each New Year’s, Suma comes alive with its Annual Street Party.

The Fijian Dollar (FJD)

Monday to Thursday 9:30am-3pm, Fridays 9:30am-4pm

Business hours Monday to Friday 8:30am-5pm, (shops also open) Saturdays 8am-3pm

Visa Most countries are visa exempt for up to four months of travel in Fiji.

Departure Tax Emergency numbers Dress Included in the airfare

FIJI

Labasa

VANUA LEVU

Emergency – 911, Police – 917 Bua

Modest attire. Do not wear a hat when

Bligh Water

visiting any villages as this is disrespectful

Nabouwalu

to the village chief. TAVUA BAY

Lautoka Nadi

Ba Koroyanitu National Heritage Park

Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Temple

Sigatoka

Tomanivi (Mt Victoria) 1324 metres

Pacific Navua Harbour

Tavoro Waterfalls

TAVEUNI

KORO

Nayavutoka OVALAU Korovou

Colo-i-Suva Forest Park

CORAL COAST

VATULELE

Rakiraki

VITI LEVU

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Nausori

Pacific Ocean

GAU

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Koro Sea


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Country fiji - nadi

nadi Nadi is the tourist hub of Fiji as it offers the perfect base from which to explore Fiji. Island hop over to the Yasawa or Mamanuca Islands to swim, snorkel, dive or hike.

attractions • Temple Sri Siva Subramaniya • Snorkelling and diving • Sailing around the islands • Denarau Island • Nadi Produce Markets • Nananu-i-ra • Kula Eco Park • Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park • Mamanuca Islands

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Suva is the capital and commercial hub of Fiji. If you’re interested in exploring the country’s heritage then make sure you get down to the Fiji Museum. Otherwise Suva offers everything else in terms of sumptuous Indo-Fijian cuisine, picturesque parks and shopping aplenty.

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suva

attractions • Fiji Museum • Thurston Botanical Gardens • Government House • Colo-I-Suva Forest Park • Suva Market • The Navua River

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Country italy

Italy

La Dolce Vita – the sweet life – pretty much sums up Italy. Boasting ancient architecture, sprawling lakes and a cuisine loved by all, this country offers plenty to explore. Enjoy Rome for its iconic attractions and buzzing lifestyle. Be sure to travel further afoot because a trip to Italy wouldn’t be the same without visiting the magnificent cities of Florence and Venice.

Whiz down to the Amalfi Coast renowned for its stunning beauty.

facts Airport Leonardo da Vinci Airport is 26kms from Rome CBD.

Language Population Currency Banking hours Business hours Visa Italian

Approximately 60 million

The Euro (EU)

Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:40pm

Monday to Friday 9am-6pm

Certain countries are visa exempt when travelling to Italy for up to 90 days. Papua New Guineans do require a visa and

ITALY N

HUNGARY

AUSTRIA SLOVENIA

Lake Como

Milan

Venice

Venice Canals

should visit or call their nearest Italian

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Consulate for more information.

Departure Tax Emergency numbers Dress

Florence Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore

Genoa

Florence

Included in the airfare

Adriatic Sea

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Police – 113, Fire – 115, Ambulance – 118

To suit the weather

FRANCE

ROME

CORSICA

Colosseum

Tyrrhenian Sea

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CROATIA

Naples

Pompeii

AMALFI COAST

SARDEGNA

Cagliari

Palermo SICILY

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TUNISIA

Ionian Sea


The bustling capital of Italy is home to some of the most iconic attractions in the world. The Colosseum and the Sistine Chapel are a must for visitors wanting to witness the stunning architecture and art.

florence An architecturally beautiful city, Florence is the quintessential Italian getaway if you want to gorge on all things art. Churches such as Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce stand as art pieces in themselves. Be sure to check out Florence’s Cathedral, Baptistery and the Accademia Gallery during your stay.

country Italy - Rome - cityflorence venice

Rome

venice Venice is a place that continues to charm and fascinate visitors with its gondolas and water canals, and seemingly buoyant landscape. The Venetian cuisine, its architecture and unique art all nestled in a captivating location, make this one destination in Italy not to be missed.

attractions

rome Events

• The Colosseum

• Papal Audiences and Masses with Pope Francis are held on Wednesday in St Peter’s Square (in summer) when he is in Rome. Easter and Christmas masses at the Vatican are held at St Peter’s Basilica. Tickets for all events are free but visitors should book in advance. • In February in Rome, enjoy the cinematic feats at the Independent Film Festival. • Rome plays hosts to both the Eurochocolate Festival and Rome Marathon in March.

• Rome’s Easter Good Friday Procession retells the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

• Sistine Chapel • The Pantheon

• The Tennis Masters is one of the city’s top events in May along with the Festa del Primo Maggio on Italian Labor Day.

• Pompeii

• During Festa de’ Noantri in July, Romans pay homage to the Virgin Mary with a procession and, in typical Italian style, lots of food and wine.

• Florence

• In November, celebrate Italian cinema at Rome’s International Film Festival.

• Lake Como

• Amalfi Coast • Venice • Leaning Tower of Pisa • Tuscany

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Country middle east - dubai

Dubai

Founded on innovation and ambition, Dubai is a beautiful modern city located within the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Boasting the tallest building in the world, Dubai transcends its showy exterior with its welcoming and eclectic culture. Great food and shopping complete the Dubai experience.

FACTS Airport Dubai International Airport is located approximately 4kms from the Dubai CBD.

Language Arabic is the official language, but English is more commonly spoken.

Population Currency Banking hours

Approximately 2.4 million UAE Dirham (AED)

Saturday to Thursday 8:30am-3pm, some branch hours are longer; hours may vary during Ramadan

Business hours Sunday to Thursday 8am-1pm and resuming 4pm-7pm, hours may vary during Ramadan

Visa 39 countries are visa exempt for short travel to Dubai. For more information, visit www.visitdubai.com.

Departure Tax Emergency numbers Dress AED35

Police – 999, Fire – 997, Ambulance – 999 Modest attire that covers your legs, women should also cover their arms and décolletage

attractions • Burj Khalifa • Dubai Mall • Palm Jumeriah • Burj Al Arab • Dubai Marina • Traditional Dubai • The Desert

Events • Explore the gastronomy of the region at the Dubai Food Festival in February and March. • The Dubai World Cup in March celebrates more than 20 years of horse racing. The following month showcases camel races at the Al Marmoom Heritage Festival. • Held over two months from June to August, Modhesh World inspires a summer of family entertainment. • Dubai Motor Festival in November is a celebration of the automobile. • In December, The Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens returns for sporting heroes to battle it out. The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) offers up a bevy of cinematic delights.

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Port Moresby National Capital

Air Niugini Domestic offices Port Moresby

PO Box 7186 Boroko Sales Domestic & International Tel: 327 3444 Fax: 327 3308 Reconfirmation Domestic & International Tel: 327 3444 Arrival & Departure Information Tel: 327 3300 Cargo Enquiries Tel: 327 3245 Cargo Charter Enquiries Cargo: 327 3226 Pass: 327 3370 Head Office Airport & Administration Jacksons Airport Saraga Tel: 327 3200/325 9000

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Alotau

PO Box 3 Alotau Gurney Airport Tel: 641 0158 Administration & Reservations Tel: 641 1031 Fax: 641 1636

Buka

PO Box 169 Buka Sales Tel: 973 9655 Fax: 973 9656 Airport Tel: 973 9082

Goroka

PO Box 683 Goroka Reservations Tel: 732 1444 Fax: 732 1439

Kavieng

Lae

Kimbe-Hoskins

Lihir

Administration, Reservations & Cargo Tel: 984 2135 Airport: Tel: 984 2105 Fax: 984 2337 PO Box 181 Kimbe Administration, Reservations & Cargo Tel: 983 5077 Fax: 983 5669 Arrival & Departure Information Tel: 985 0012

Kundiawa

PO Box 847 Kundiawa Tel: 735 1273

Administration, Domestic, Reservations & Cargo Tel: 472 3111 Fax: 472 4758 International Reservations Tel: 472 4744 Reservations Tel: 986 5151 Fax: 986 5134

Lorengau/Manus

PO Box 170 Lorengau Administration, Reservations & Cargo Tel: 470 9092 Fax: 470 9382

Ower’s

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Bismarck Sea Rabaul KOKOPO

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BUKA

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Solomon Sea Trobriand Islands

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Alotau

Madang

PO Box 140 Madang Administration & Reservations Tel: 852 2255 Fax: 852 2079 PO Box 210 Mendi Administration & Reservations Tel: 549 1233 Fax: 549 1250 Airport Traffic Tel: 549 1320

Tabubil

PO Box 545 Tabubil Domestic Reservations Tel: 649 3244 International Reservations Tel: 649 3325 Fax: 649 9189

PO Box 213 Wabag Administration Tel: 547 1274 Arrival & Departure Information Tel: 547 1286

Rabaul

Tari Agent

Waigani

PO Box 3120 Rabaul Reservations & Sales Tel: 983 9325 Fax: 982 9034 Tokua Airport Arrival & Departure Information Tel: 983 9821

Mt Hagen

Wabag & Wapenamanda

Popondetta

PO Box 145 Popondetta Reservations Tel: 329 7022 Fax: 329 7227 Airport Tel: 329 7191

Mendi

PO Box 3 Mt Hagen Reservations Domestic Tel: 542 1183/542 1122 Reservations International Tel: 542 1039 Enquiries Tel: 545 1444 Fax: 542 2361

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Tel: 540 8023

Vanimo

PO Box 239 Vanimo Tel: 857 1014 Fax: 857 1473 Airport Tel: 857 7166

PO Box 7186 Boroko Tel: 325 1055 Fax: 325 3683

Wewak

PO Box 61 Wewak Sales Tel: 856 2433 International & Domestic Tel: 856 2367 Fax: 856 2203 Airport Tel: 856 2367

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STOCKHOLM

LONDON

MOSCOW

COPENHAGEN

AMSTERDAM

FRANKFURT VIENNA

PARIS ZURICH

ROME

ISTANBUL

MADRID

DUBAI

HONG KONG MUMBAI

KUALA LUMPUR NAIROBI

SINGAPORE JAKARTA

BALI

INDIAN OCEAN

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Brisbane

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Cairns

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Sydney

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Manila

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Auckland/Cook Islands

Walshes World Tel: (64 9) 9772230

Cebu, Philippines

Destinations Specialists Tel: (6332) 231 2461 Fax: (6332) 231 0852 Email: marget@destinationscebu.com

Hong Kong

Tam Wing Kun Holdings Ltd Tel: (852) 2527 7098 Fax: (852) 2527 7026

Honiara

Travel Industry Services Tel: (67) 720 336 Fax: (67) 723 887 Email: kevin@gts.com.sb

Italy

Spazio SRL Tel (39) 064985621 Fax (39) 064985201

Jakarta

P.T. Ayuberga Tel: (62) 21 835 6214-217 Fax: (62) 21 835 3937


TOKYO

LOS ANGELES

SHANGHAI

PACIFIC OCEAN

MANILA CEBU

PORT MORESBY HONIARA PORT VILA NADI

CAIRNS

BRISBANE SYDNEY AUCKLAND

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Kuala Lumpur

Port Vila

Abadi Aviation Services Tel: (603) 2148 4313 Fax: (603) 2141 2322 Email: pxkul@abadi.com.my

Los Angeles

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Perth, Australia

World Aviation Systems Tel: (61 8) 9229 9370 Email: Leigh.Cathcart@worldaviations. com.au

Sri Lanka

Vanuatu Travel Services Ltd Tel: (67) 822 2836 Fax: (67) 823 3583

Jetwing Air Tel: (94) 114732400 Email: airniugini@jetwing.lk

Seoul

Suva, Fiji

Sharp Inc Tel: (82) 2734 7100 Fax: (82) 2734 7108

Singapore

Deks Air Tel: (65) 6250 4868 Fax: (65) 6253 3425 Email: px_sales@deksair.com.sg 300 Beach Road #13-05A The Concourse Singapore 199555

Discount Flight Centre Tel: (679) 331 7870 Fax: (679) 331 7873 Shop #5, Sabrina Building Victoria Parade Suva, Fiji

Tokyo

Alconet Corporation Tel: (81) 3 5733-2567 Fax: (81) 3 5733-2568 Email: yogi@alconet.jp

United Kingdom

Flight Directors Tel (local call): 0871 744 7470 Tel: (44) 1293 874 952 Fax: (44) 0870 24 02 208 Email: airniugini@flightdirectors.com

Taipei

Cha May Travel Service Tel: (88) 6 2500 7811 Fax: (88) 6 2500 7970

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Linking our country Kavieng

Lihir

Hayfield (outside Wewak) Rabaul Tabubil

Kiunga

Telefomin Tari Moro

Wapenamanda Mt Hagen

Mendi

Chimbu

Jacquinot Bay

Hoskins Lae

Buka

Kandrian

Bulolo Popondetta Daru

Port Moresby

Losuia (Trobriands)

Gurney

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