Press Releases

Papua New Guinea

Published Sep 15, 2015 12:00AM


New Video Series with Swain Destinations and USTOA Itinerary Finder Inspire Adventure Travel  

NEW YORK – September 15, 2015 – With hard-to-reach villages and a way of life largely untouched by influences from the western world, Papua New Guinea is a paradise for adventure seekers. Travelers can access this remote hotspot and experience the local traditions and culture with tour operator members of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA).

Interested travelers can find their ideal itinerary by typing Papua New Guinea within the “Find Your Dream Vacation” section of the USTOA homepage. This new function navigates a database of USTOA member tours, showing trip highlights, length of trip, price and a link for more details, making it easy for travelers to find and book the perfect vacation.

Travelers looking for a taste of Papua New Guinea and a sense of what could be in store when they visit can watch USTOA’s newest series of experiential travel videos from this remote destination.  Created in partnership with Tourism Papua New Guinea and Swain Destinations, highlights of this remote region include a Huli tribal dance known as a Sing-sing; a visit to a wig school where young men carefully create elaborate wigs used during ceremonies; a basket weaving lesson, and a search for birds that don’t exist anywhere else in the world.  The videos inspire travel through a variety of authentic local experiences accessible through USTOA tour operator members.

The videos are the most recent installment in USTOA’s Travel Together campaign, an ongoing collection of videos and blog posts from featured destinations around the globe produced in collaboration with video journalist Kelley Ferro and AFAR Magazine.

Travel Together videos and blog stories can be found at and, as well as Consumers can follow the adventures on Twitter by using #traveltogether, Instagram, and by joining Facebook chats at

Videos and blogs about new destinations visited with USTOA tour operator members will be added monthly as part of the Travel Together campaign.

For questions and more information on USTOA, visit, call 212-599-6599, or email

About USTOA: 

Representing more than $13.5 billion in revenue, the member companies of U.S. Tour Operators Association provide tours, packages and custom arrangements that allow nearly 8 million travelers annually unparalleled access, insider knowledge, peace-of-mind, value and freedom to enjoy destinations and experiences across the entire globe.   Each member company has met the travel industry’s highest standards, including participation in the USTOA’s Travelers Assistance Program, which protects consumer payments up to $1 million if the company goes out of business. 

As a voice for the tour operator industry for more than 40 years, USTOA also provides education and assistance for consumers and travel agents.


Gina Dolecki/Liz Carty                                          

Redpoint Marketing PR., Inc.




Latest USTOA Blog Posts

Unexpected Holiday Dishes Around the Worldwith recipes
Unexpected Holiday Dishes Around the World – with recipes By: Gina Bang, Director of Marketing, Avanti Destinations One of the best-loved parts of any holiday is the special food we celebrate with, both savory and sweet. Here, we present 12 holiday specialties – with links to recipes – from countries as diverse as Morocco, Japan,… Read More
Floating Down the Path to Zero Waste 
Floating Down the Path to Zero Waste  By: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Some travelers start to worry when they see their favorite brands start developing “greener practices.” Maybe they suspect greenwashing, maybe an excuse to cut costs… or maybe they care deeply about sustainability, but don’t want to make sacrifices with their hard-earned vacations.   Not… Read More
Meet Australia’s First Nations in Three Amazing Stops 
Meet Australia’s First Nations in Three Amazing Stops  By: Christian Baines Australia is a land of superlatives. Besides the world’s biggest island, it’s also home to the world’s oldest living culture. Around 500 Aboriginal nations are spread across all six of Australia’s states and two territories today. With distinct languages, traditions, legends, and methods of… Read More
USTOA $1 Million
Travelers Assistance Program

A travel vacation should not only be an unforgettable experience, but offer solid peace of mind. That’s why USTOA created a consumer protection fund which protects consumers who book with our Active Members.

Learn More

Our website is set to allow the use of cookies — for more information click here. If you consent to cookies please click "Proceed" or simply continue browsing