World surf event set for 2017 in Madang

first_imgThe 2017 inaugural PNG-World Surf League Men’s and Women’s Longboard World Championships Tour will take place at Tupira Surf Resort in Madang Province, PNG.SAPNG president Andrew Abel confirmed that the event has been moved from January to March 18-25 with a total of 11 countries participating.This will see 36 male and 18 female of the world’s best longboarders from Australia, Hawaii, Peru, South Africa, France, Great Britain, United States, Brazil, Japan, Reunion Island and PNG take part.It will be televised to 120 million viewers worldwide and will also be seen on EMTV and Kundu TV.It will also include initiatives on empowering women with equal rights and opportunities.Abel said earlier this year that the event will also address violence against women with participation from world champion female surfers who strongly advocate support for SAPNG initiatives.“This event will deliver massive global promotion and will be great for the tourism marketing perspective for SAPNG as we move towards greater focus on product development in growing our tourism sector,” said Abel.last_img read more

Petition against Jetstar takes flight

first_imgPetition against credit card surcharges delivered. An online petition against Jetstar’s credit card surcharges has gained further support, with more than 35,000 signatures.The petition, constructed as a giant paper plane, has been delivered to the airline’s Melbourne headquarters.Gold Coast businessman Klaus Bartosch started the petition earlier this year, demanding Jetstar scrap the AU$8.50 credit card surcharge on purchases.“Every credit card holder in Australia should be worried,” Mr Bartosch said.“It’s just a complete rip-off.”Jetstar said customers had a choice on how to pay for flights, including using direct deposit.“Our customers can choose from four different payment methods when booking to avoid a booking and service fee,” a Jetstar spokesperson said.Earlier this year, e-travel Blackboard reported that certain domestic airlines and CabCharge had been branding card surcharges as a ‘booking fee’, a ‘booking and service fee’ or a ‘fee for financial services’. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T.last_img read more