How to find a poor traveler in Papua New Guinea
Posted February 17, 2019 05:37:00 It may be hard to believe, but Papua New Guineans are poor travelers.
They’re a group that travels on a low-budget and often without the money to buy a ticket, according to a new study.
For this group, cheap flights from the city of Lae are the best way to make the journey.
But how do they know which ones are cheap?
For the new study, researchers tracked the average cost of a trip from Lae to Kampung, one of the world’s largest cities, from January 1 to December 31, 2018.
The researchers also tracked the cost of food, clothing and other expenses.
They found that the average trip cost about $2,100, including accommodation and other costs.
“The average cost for a domestic flight from Kampung to Lae is $4,200, which is well below the international price of $10,600,” said Dr. David Dzirg, lead author and a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Health Sciences and Policy at University of Sydney.
“It’s probably an underestimate.”
Lae has a population of nearly 3 million people, which means the average costs of flights from Lamek to Kampun are well below $1,000 per person, according the study.
“This is an important finding for the poor travelers who rely on cheap travel, which could have a negative impact on the economy,” Dr. Dzirk said.
The study looked at the cost to travel from Lekang to Kampong by domestic and international flights.
The average cost to fly from Lleida to Kampang is $5,700.
The cost of an international flight from Lledo to Kampunko is $6,000.
The most expensive trip was from Kampunku to Lleidabang, which cost $6.5 million.
For each trip, the researchers calculated the costs of lodging and food for four days.
The authors found that it costs $1.35 to rent a hotel room in Kampung and $1 to pay for food and clothing in Lleido.
The cheapest hotel room cost $2.95, while the cheapest food and clothes cost $1 per day.
“We know that people are very vulnerable and very poor in Papua,” said senior author and research fellow Dr. Jumana Kibiswa.
“They are often dependent on friends and family for support, so there’s a huge amount of pressure on them to save money.”
The researchers plan to continue to monitor how people use their travel dollars.
“Our study suggests that if the government supports the poor, the economy will grow and so they will be able to pay off their debt and live a more comfortable life,” said study co-author and postdoctoral fellow Dr Zhiyong Liu.
Dr. Liu said the study highlights the need to support the poor while also ensuring that they are safe and comfortable.
“In Papua, poor travelers are often forced to travel on a high-cost flight, which can have a very negative impact for their health,” Dr Liu said.
“For example, if a passenger flies from Lulei to Kampuk, he or she will end up with very poor health.”