Bougainville continues to attract International cruise ships boosting tourism, economic and cultural opportunities throughout island according to Bougainville Tourism CEO Lawrence Belleh speaking from Buka
“The World ( pictured above) latest visit arrived into Buka on 8th June and morning 9th June at Pokpok Island ( pictured above from Simon Pentanu see below) , Central Bougainville. 130 Pax came down to visit Buka, 20 walked around Buka town and 24 of them went diving.” said Mr Belleh
Tours to the Parliament Haus, Rahats Botanical Garden and see a mini cultural show at Hutjena Secondary School Hall.
Picture above: International tourists transferring to Buka via Kuri Village Resort
Another one will visit Kieta on the 20th of this month with 330 guests and will come in from Vanuatu, goes off and returns to Kieta on the 23th of August this year.
The September visit will see another one to Buka and then Buin.
There have increases in the number of visits by cruise ships this year then other years. A good sign for tourism into the region.
Updated Report From Simon Petanu
MS The World is registered in Nassau, The Bahamas as a private residential cruise ship serving as a residential community owned by its residents from 19 different countries. Visited Buka 08062014 & Kieta (Arovo Island) 09062014. Looking so alive in all its symmetry, beauty and reality on water off Arovo.
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