About Us

“PNG (Papua New Guinea) Holidays aims to promote Papua New Guinea as a safe and exotic holiday destination to the rest of the world.  We will provide accurate and up to date travel information, exciting and unique holiday experiences to a destination unlike anywhere else in the world.  We will encourage respect and understanding of Papua New Guinea Culture and Nature and will ensure that future tourism activity to and within Papua New Guinea is sustainable for the future  of everyone - locals and visitors alike”.

PNG Holidays is the vision of a few of us who have experienced PNG first hand and have a passion and understanding for Papua New Guinea and its exotic cultures, wildlife and pristine natural landscapes that remain virtually untouched by modern civilization. There has been much negative press towards PNG and its political instability, equally so mis-representation has taken place with regards to many of the outlying provinces that remain unscathed by the security issues of the capital - Port Moresby. We intend to redress the balance.

Martin Keating and Andrew Bowes have lived in Papua New Guinea having travelled extensively throughout the country. Together we have put together a holiday program to raise awareness of what PNG is all about and what it has to offer.

Certain parts of PNG have very little infrustructure so the best way of showcasing Papua New Guinea has been to build "Safe" holiday packages complete with airfares, accommodation and tours.  The hard work is already done.  PNG is an "easy" destination (When for example compared with Bali, Thailand and Fiji - all with their own problems but we have decided to offer PNG to the world ONLY via the Australian Travel Agency Network).  It is important to us and our Travel Agent network that visitors to Papua New Guinea are well briefed before their departure and this is just not practical via the Internet.  On our website, you will find a showcase of packages from these diverse cultures, the idyllic scenery and amazing activities which have been put together with many niche activities such as trekking, bird watching, surfing and diving - but we must stress that to fully enjoy the experience you must know everything and this is only possible via your local Travel Agent.  All packages on our website - and in our soon to be released brochure are ex-Australia.

The time has arrived to reveal the hidden gems of  Papua New Guinea and open the doors to a country that as a Tourism Destination is already gaining momentum and developing it's own tourism infrastructure and understanding the importance of this aspect of it's economy.  We will help Papua New Guinea to achieve this every way we can.

The Kokoda Track has really begun Papua New Guinea's success into tourism with numbers increasing dramatically over the last 5 years but there is so much more on offer there.  We hope you will support our initiative and we endeavour to provide as much relevant information and support in providing existing and tailored holiday packages inviting you to visit some of the more remote locations in Papua New Guinea that will tantalise you and leave you wanting more!

PNG Holidays is IATA accredited (IATA Number 0235056) and Australian Government Licenced (Licence Number TAG82)

PLEASE NOTE: BLT (QLD) LTD, TRADING AS PNG HOLIDAYS, IS AN INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AUSTRALIAN COMPANY WITH NO ASSOCIATION WITH ANY OTHER COMPANIES WITH A SIMILAR OR  THE SAME NAME.

COMMENTS MADE ON WEB-SITES SUCH AS TRIP ADVISOR ARE NOT RELATED TO OUR COMPANY. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS COMPANY, PLEASE SEE THE 'OUR TEAM' SECTION OF THIS SITE.


Our Team

Andrew Bowes

PNG Holidays Travel Specialist

Andrew lived in Papua New Guinea in the 1990s, managing retail and wholesale outlets in Madang, Lae, Goroka, Kainantu and on the remote Manus Island. He makes regular trips back to PNG inspecting properties and tours, in order to make the right choice to suit your requirements. 

Andrew takes care of the website so if you are the owner of a business in PNG that you'd like us to promote, send him the information and he will be in contact with you.

Martin Keating

PNG Holidays Travel Specialist 

Martin has travelled extensively throughout Papua New Guinea and has more than 25 years of customer service oriented management experience in retail operations, logistics and airline roles. "Within two hours of first arriving in Papua New Guinea I landed in Goroka in the Eastern Highlands - that was a culture shock!

Over the next four years I lived in Kainantu and Lae and visited most other parts of the country.I have seen tribal fights fought the traditional way, attended village 'sing sings' (traditional dances), Seen the Highland show in Mt Hagen, chewed on Betel Nut and smoked tobacco rolled up in newspaper. I have eaten the best tasting lobster, coconut crab, and reef fish imaginable, overdosed on bananas and the biggest, juiciest mangoes you ever saw. I have seen the devestating effects of a volcanic eruption - but managed to go inside the volcanic crater first, experienced countless gurias (mini earthquakes) I met and made friends with the most amazing and friendlist people that I have ever met - before or since. I have seen some incredible reminders of World War 2 - wrecks of aircraft and ships and war cemeteries and submarine bases and have dived and snorkelled in some of the warmest, clearest waters imaginable - So many fish and so much coral! Papua New Guinea you just have to see it for yourself."