YuMi Tourism Partners (Alotau) – VilLink Tours & Expeditions PNG

“With what I’m doing, I want to encourage the other young women out there, that they can also have the chance to make a difference.  Not only in earning money, but sharing what they know, and getting other communities involved.”

– Maleta Tokwakwasi, VilLink Tours & Expedition PNG

Last year, the YuMi pilot program took us to Alotau in Papua New Guinea, where we worked with difference maker, Maleta.  We love that Maleta’s business model focuses on sharing culture, connecting to community, and promotes women’s empowerment.  We continue to be inspired by the difference makers we work with and their more inclusive and considered business models.

While international borders are closed due to COVID-19, many of the businesses we worked with in Alotau have had to adapt – turning to local tourism or finding other revenue streams locally.  Again, we are inspired by this different way of doing business – diversified rather than specialised.

And… When borders open again, we hope you can experience the joy of Alotau through the wisdom of the local businesses. 

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