Papua New Guinea Invites North Americans to “Face Your Tribe”

Papua New Guinea is one of the last frontiers of adventure travel, providing an unparalleled array of natural beauty, exotic wildlife and cultural tradition. Located just north of Australia, PNG is the second largest island in the world – slightly larger than the state of California. With over eight hundred known languages, travelers can immerse themselves in a vibrant collection of cultural possibilities. Papua New Guinea offers a range of vacation activities from hiking remote jungle trails, cruising the mighty Sepik river, surfing the waves of Vanimo and New Ireland, fishing some 8,000 miles of coastline and experiencing some of the world’s best scuba diving amongst coral reefs, wrecks, walls and caves.

The What Tribe Are You? sweepstakes is a fun and interactive way to learn more about your next holiday to Papua New Guinea. Home to over 700 distinct tribes, users can take a quick 7-question quiz that will ultimately reveal which tribe they belong to. After they learn about their origins, they will be given the opportunity to visit their tribe through seven different travel companies, all offering unique “Getaway” packages tailored to the user’s personality. Once their tribe is revealed, users are automatically entered to win a trip to visit their respective tribe in Papua New Guinea. The campaign includes a unique Facebook component, where users can choose to adorn a photo of themselves in traditional Papuan headdresses as their profile picture in order to proclaim their affinity for their tribe.

Tribes Include:

1. Huli Wigman - Males of the Huli Wigman tribe go into an 18-month period of seclusion to learn to grow their hair long.
2. Asaro Mudman - Legend has it that Asaro Mudmen cover themselves in mud to pretend to be ghosts to keep their enemies away.
3. Malagan Carver - Malagan Carvers are world famous for the beautiful wood carvings they create.
4. Tufi Tribesman - Tufi Tribesmen are known for their intricate and beautiful facial tattoos.
5. Karawari Sago Maker - Sago is the staple food of the Sepik River, and its’ creation requires a lengthy process that occurs daily for those who live on the River.
6. Trobriand Islander - The Trobriand Islands is home to one of the few matriarchal societies on earth.
7. Baining Fire Dancer - It is said that as a rite of passage, men in this tribe drink python blood to gain the strength to walk on fire.