An Israel tourist who worked as a tour guide operator for Trans Niugini Tours in Papua New Guinea celebrated his 30th anniversary the other day.
Raz Cherbeile celebrated his anniversary with the Omngar people at the Waghi guesthouse in Onil, North Waghi district, Jiwaka Province. The was served by him for 30 years after joining Trans Niugini Tours in 1990.
Mr Cherbeile left work in 1993 and returned to his home country but he still is still mixed up in tourism industry.
As a token of appreciation for his work, the Onil people contributed garden food, two pigs and live chickens that they presented to him with 14 other Israeli tourists that accompanied him to the united states.
The team spent eight days with the Sepik people in Wewak before going to Madang also to Jiwaka.
They stayed in Jiwaka for just two days before going to Mt Kuta in Mt Hagen, Day Mt Hagen cultural show western Highlands Province to wait the two.
Mr Cherbeile said tourism industry isn’t like petroleum and mining industry where it could stop some day.
He said tourism handles people but a lot of people usually do not realise this.
Mr Cherbeile said unlike mining that could close down, tourism will not.He said tourists have children who’ll follow the footsteps of these parents later on which will continue and he appealed to individuals to provide for the surroundings and the original cultures.
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