From small-scale fishers to ecotourism entrepreneurs

Photo c. Blue Ventures

In Timor-Leste, ecotourism is a growing trade and is enabling coastal communities to diversify their livelihoods. In Beto Tasi, a semi-rural community located on the fringe of the capital of Dili, families are now opening the doors of their new homestay businesses. Inspired by a learning exchange with the Atauro Homestay Association facilitated by marine conservation organisation Blue Ventures, families from Beto Tasi are honing their hosting skills and welcoming guests from across the country into their homes.

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