In partnership with local businesses and the Ministry of Tourism, Commerce and Industry, USAID’s Tourism For All Project has launched a campaign to promote domestic tourism under the banner “Ha’u-nia Timor-Leste” (My Timor-Leste). The campaign aims to inspire the public to support local businesses by becoming tourists in their own country: eating at a favourite restaurant, taking a road trip, going diving or just enjoying a cup of local coffee made by an expert barista. People are encouraged to show their support by taking photos of their experiences, beauty spots, cultural and historical places and wildlife, using the hashtag #HauNiaTimorLeste when they share them on social media, to help get the word out to family and friends
The campaign was launched at a series of events to celebrate World Tourism Day, including a 5-day Domestic Tourism Expo with informative presentations from tourism associations and industry professionals, and a Tourism Fair, giving businesses the opportunity to offer special packages directly to the public.
Click on the link to see a video about the Ha’u-Nia Timor-Leste Tourism Fair: