Travelers palm, a travel cards program developed by the Government of Papua New Guinea, aims to reduce the cost of travelling by increasing the value and quality of passport applications.
The program is being rolled out to more than 80 countries.
“Papua New Guinea is committed to reducing the cost to people by making it easier for them to travel and to use the benefits of the country’s passport,” the Government’s Chief Tourism Officer, Simeon Kupang said in a statement.
The program has been expanded in the past several months to include the United Kingdom, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand.
Travelers palm aims to provide travellers with access to benefits like international travel insurance, free airport transfers, and expedited visa services.
As of April 1, travelcards.com was providing free online travel insurance for travellers who have a passport, which costs $150.
According to a spokesperson for the program, the program has also been expanding to more destinations including the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore and Canada.
There are a total of 8,800 people participating in the program.
Since its launch in 2013, travellers palm has become one of the most popular online travel products in the world.
Last year, more than 11 million people applied for more than 10 million travel cards, which was more than twice the amount of applicants from 2016.
In the past, online travel was the only way to obtain a passport.
However, the expansion of travelcards has made it easier to travel to more countries.
According to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), in 2015 there were more than 3 million passport applications made online.
In 2016, there were nearly 4.2 million online applications, which increased by more than 50 percent from 2015.
Papau New Guinea has the world’s fourth-largest population after the Philippines and Singapore, with over 1.3 million people.
It has the second-largest economy and is a popular tourist destination.
More to come.