2022, Report Tourism Asset Mapping Report |
This is the final consultancy report of a Tourism Asset Mapping (TAM) conducted under an Asian Development Bank (ADB) technical assistance project “Cross-Border Trade and Cooperation between Indonesia and Timor-Leste.” Between 2017 and 2018, ADB conducted a scoping study on enhanced cross-border cooperation and integration between Indonesia and Timor-Leste. One of the potential opportunities identified was development of cross-border tourism itineraries, supported by reduction in transport barriers and costs. This focused on creating joint itineraries under the banner “One Island-Two Nations” and creating niche products for tourists which combines highlights from West Timor in NTT and Timor-Leste in a non-competitive manner.
In May 2019, the Governments of Indonesia, Timor-Leste and the ADB signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support cross-border trade and cooperation which included commitments to progress tourism cooperation. This agreement is currently being supported by the Cross-Border Trade and Cooperation between Indonesia and Timor-Leste technical assistance project which commenced in July 2019 and completed in December 2021. One of the main activities on tourism cooperation is to conduct a tourism asset mapping (TAM) with stakeholders of assets and attractions in Timor-Leste and West Timor and use these results to identify viable
joint island itineraries. The objective of the report is to explain the methodology and findings of the TAM conducted on Timor Island.
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