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PNG tourism fears after attack on trekking group

PNG tourism fears after attack on trekking group

Updated 12 September 2013, 9:16 AEST

Tourism operators in Papua New Guinea are worried about the impact a brutal attack on a group of trekkers will have on the country's reputation and their businesses.

A group of Australians and a New Zealander were attacked by a group of machete-weilding bandits on the Black Cat Track on Tuesday.

Other trekking companies operating elsewhere in PNG fear the attack will fuel the stereotype that PNG is a dangerous and lawless land and will scare off tourists.

Reporter: PNG correspondent Liam Fox

 

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