Chill out in Paradise

Chill out in Paradise

Poker Face
Poker Face

June 15th, 2011, 2:44 am #1

If tourism is to be a major contributor to Papua New Guinea economy, then it is only proper to build five-star hotels equipped with casinos, bars and tropical luxuries, improve the sex industry with show girls and topless performers in casinos.
I’ve noticed that a lot of citizens are concerned with the negativity of casino gambling on a larger scale especially the five star hotel in Pom.
Well, there are two main concerns. 1. Economically, it’s positive. 2. Socially, it’s negative.
Take for instance, if I travel to a certain Pacific country, I wouldn’t only want to see the natural attractions and boring people, I would definitely want to chill out in Paradise, have a good beer or two, relax in a bar, and make some extra cash. All green and no color ain’t fun at all.
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Nau yu save?
Nau yu save?

June 17th, 2011, 10:16 am #2

What you fail to understand is that it's almost impossible to compete when there's already a better alternative. Why on earth would anyone come to POM to gamble and stay at a 5 star hotel, when they can go to much more beautiful places and have the same experience at the same or lesser price?

No one's ever gonna come to POM for such nonsense as long as they have Cairns or Bali as nearby alternatives.

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Poker Face
Poker Face

June 20th, 2011, 6:27 am #3

Don't worry about others, it's about customer service and location buddy, that's two of the fundamentals in running a business.
If PNG is paradise and if im a tourist, i'd love to crash at a five star and have fun, don't you think?
Just brainstorming on how to improve tourism in the country so you can relax.
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Tanget
Tanget

June 20th, 2011, 8:03 am #4

Oh come on. Hardly anyone even knows where PNG is, much less thinks it's paradise. You simply aren't looking at reality!
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Poker Face
Poker Face

June 27th, 2011, 1:18 am #5

That is exactly the point, no one knows much about PNG, so we turn it around and put the map on the world map, easy?

The reality is PNG is paradise, it's the attitude and behavior of people that deface our country because people are socially still wearing tangets, know what i mean?
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tuvuvur
tuvuvur

June 27th, 2011, 11:13 am #6

It's odd you say that. The tourists I've met through the years say that they're uninterested in our cities, they like traditional culture and village life. Haven't you ever talked to real tourists to PNG? They're not interested in coming here to see the same stuff they can see in any poor developing country.
They also seem to love diving on unspoilt coral reefs and lush tropical forests. Of course we've cut down or burnt up a huge amount of our tropical forests and we're continually littering and dynamiting our reefs so I guess we really don't want tourists. Or let them visit casinos instead, ha ha!
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Poker Face
Poker Face

June 27th, 2011, 11:58 pm #7

Then these people are too boring, too less adventurous. You know what they say when they go back to their homes? "Wow, we had a great time in PNG, they're still living in the past with their diverse cultures and primitive lifestyles. They seem content with doing that and it's great. But they need to get more tourists from around the world to go there and see for themselves. Problem is they lack proper infrastructures, their hotels suck, we had to sleep with repellents on our body and swat at flies everywhere, their cusine is basic not too popular but ok, their mentality and approach much more reluctant, It's too rude that people stare wherever we go, for entertainment we had to sit around camp fires and tell ghost stories of cannibalism and mthys,haha, i don't wanna go back there.

I'd love to see you put up a point on what you think can help boost tourism.
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not quite
not quite

June 28th, 2011, 4:53 am #8

You really don't understand tourists, do you? The most adventurous ones of all are the ones willing to get out in the bush and into the villages. Not those coming to cities. You can't convert people into what fits your perspective or image. Instead, you need to get away from your pet ideas, step back, and look at how tourists actually behave. Only then can you develop strategies that might actually attract some more to PNG. The fact is, as long as there's a Cairns and a Bali, it will be a steep uphill climb.
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Poker Face
Poker Face

June 28th, 2011, 6:10 am #9

I still am all thumbs up for hotels and casinos for tourism.
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TK
TK

June 28th, 2011, 11:10 am #10

All in yur dreams!!!!!
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