Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste 2013 Development Partners’ Meeting

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Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste 2013 Development Partners’ Meeting<\/h2>

[if 148 not_equal=\”\”]BACKGROUND Paper[\/if 148][if 149 not_equal=\”\”] -\u00a0Implementing The Strategic Development Plan[\/if 149]<\/p>

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The Fifth Constitutional Government, led by Prime Minister HE Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão took
office in August 2012. The election result was an endorsement of Prime Minister’s Fourth
Constitutional Government and the policies set out in the Timor-Leste Strategic Development Plan

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[if 143 not_equal=\”\”]Year:<\/strong> 2013[\/if 143]
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[if 160 not_equal=\”\”]Organisation\/s:<\/strong>Government of Timor Leste[\/if 160]<\/p>

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Sustainable Tourism Sector Development and Institutional Strengthening, Republic of Timor- Leste

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Sustainable Tourism Sector Development and Institutional Strengthening, Republic of Timor- Leste<\/h2>

[if 148 not_equal=\”\”]UNWTO/UNDP Project for the Government of Timor- Leste[\/if 148][if 149 not_equal=\”\”] -\u00a0Environmental Planning Inputs[\/if 149]<\/p>

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1.1 Key Environmental Features and Core Attractions
The UNWTO Phase 1 assessment of tourism for Timor Leste highlighted that the country is heavily dependent on its natural resources for tourism. The surrounding marine environment with world-class coral and abundant fish life is arguably the country‟s core tourism asset.

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[if 143 not_equal=\”\”]Year:<\/strong> 2006[\/if 143]
[if 144 not_equal=\”\”]Author<\/strong>: Robert Basiuk[\/if 144]
[if 160 not_equal=\”\”]Organisation\/s:<\/strong>Government of Timor Leste, UN World Tourism Organization, United Nations Development Programme[\/if 160]<\/p>

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Timor Leste National Tourism Policies And Strategies

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Timor Leste National Tourism Policies And Strategies<\/h2>

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[if 144 not_equal=\”\”]Author<\/strong>: Jose Quintas[\/if 144]
[if 160 not_equal=\”\”]Organisation\/s:<\/strong>Ministry of Tourism[\/if 160]<\/p>

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Tourism Development Strategies For Timor-Leste

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Tourism Development Strategies For Timor-Leste<\/h2>

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Tourism is a nascent industry in Timor-Leste with significant potential for growth and revenue generation. Our unspoilt beaches, rich history and spectacular interior landscapes have already begun to draw small numbers of adventurous travellers. Divers and deep-sea fishermen are discovering our coastal waters. Additional visitors are trickling in en route to the oil platforms on the Timor Sea.

Our country has a unique opportunity to build a tourism sector that avoids both the social and environmental negatives of tourism, and maximizes its contributions. Careful management is key: our strategy involves a focused and incremental approach to development with an emphasis on sustainability and community participation.
Timor-Leste cannot and should not try to offer all things to all people. A solid foundation for growth in this sector will best be achieved by concentrating efforts and resources on key propositions: those attractions most likely to bring about high satisfaction levels among a targeted category of travellers. This exercise provides a blueprint for initial development, and generates a clear story about our country for use in marketing initiatives.

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Prospects for the Establishment of a Community-Based Tourism Network in Timor-Leste

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Prospects for the Establishment of a Community-Based Tourism Network in Timor-Leste<\/h2>

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The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste is a fledgling nation which became independent only in 2002, and is among the least developed Small Island Developing States. Timor-Leste (also known as East Timor) is located on the east part of Timor Island. The western part of the island forms part of Indonesia’s province of Nusa Tenggara Timur. Timor Island is located 640 km northwest of Darwin, Australia, and is a part of the Lesser Sunda Archipelago (CIA 2010). While figures from the CIA World Factbook (2010) record rapid GDP growth, absolute numbers are still low. A United Nations Human Development report ranks Timor-Leste 120th out of 169 ranked countries in its Human Development Index, which is based on life expectancy, adult literacy, education enrolment rate and GDP per capita (UNDP 2011).

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[if 143 not_equal=\”\”]Year:<\/strong> 2007[\/if 143]
[if 144 not_equal=\”\”]Author<\/strong>: Denis Tolkach, Brian King and Michael Pearlman[\/if 144]
[if 160 not_equal=\”\”]Organisation\/s:<\/strong>TLSA Conference[\/if 160]<\/p>

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The Prospects for a Community Based Tourism Network in Timor-Leste

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The Prospects for a Community Based Tourism Network in Timor-Leste<\/h2>

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[if 143 not_equal=\”\”]Year:<\/strong> 2011[\/if 143]
[if 144 not_equal=\”\”]Author<\/strong>: Denis Tolkach, Brian King and Michael Pearlman[\/if 144]
[if 160 not_equal=\”\”]Organisation\/s:<\/strong>Unknown[\/if 160]<\/p>

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2014 Survey of Travelers to Timor-Leste

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2014 Survey of Travelers to Timor-Leste<\/h2>

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The development of an international tourism industry is crucial if Timor-Leste is to diversify avenues for economic growth, and reduce its reliance on oil. The Government of Timor-Leste’s Strategic Devel- opment Plan identifies tourism as one of five sectors critical to the country’s economic development and one that can spark private sector industries that earn export dollars. Despite this, there exists a current dearth in available data relating to traveler experiences that could otherwise inform those responsible for policy formation.

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[if 143 not_equal=\”\”]Year:<\/strong> 2014[\/if 143]
[if 144 not_equal=\”\”]Author<\/strong>: Gobie Rajalingam[\/if 144]
[if 160 not_equal=\”\”]Organisation\/s:<\/strong>The Asia Foundation[\/if 160]<\/p>

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Sustainable Tourism Sector Development and Institutional Strengthening Project

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Sustainable Tourism Sector Development and Institutional Strengthening Project<\/h2>

[if 148 not_equal=\”\”]VOLUME 1 – MAIN REPORT[\/if 148][if 149 not_equal=\”\”] -\u00a0[\/if 149]<\/p>

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Timor-Leste has few natural resources – mainly oil, gas and fish. Although development of oil and gas resources provide needed revenue to fund the national budget, it will not generate employment and livelihood opportunities for rural communities, which suffer from low agricultural productivity and food shortages, due to steep, rocky topography and dry climate. The tourism sector in Timor- Leste has the potential to bring socio-economic development to rural areas providing employment and income to rural communities along popular tourist routes and in areas where there are clusters of tourism attractions.

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[if 143 not_equal=\”\”]Year:<\/strong> 2007[\/if 143]
[if 144 not_equal=\”\”]Author<\/strong>: Various[\/if 144]
[if 160 not_equal=\”\”]Organisation\/s:<\/strong>Government of Timor Leste, Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, UN World Tourism Organization, United Nations Development Programme[\/if 160]<\/p>

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Coastal & Marine Ecotourism Values, Issues & Opportunities on the North Coast of Timor Leste

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Coastal & Marine Ecotourism Values, Issues & Opportunities on the North Coast of Timor Leste<\/h2>

[if 148 not_equal=\”\”]Final Report[\/if 148][if 149 not_equal=\”\”] -\u00a0[\/if 149]<\/p>

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Well-managed coral reefs have the potential to provide significant economic benefits for Timor Leste. Within South East Asia (SEA), the potential value of coral reef fisheries is 38.5% of the global total of US$5.7 billion, while the potential value of tourism is 50% of the global total of US$9.6 billion. This reflects the continued high dependence of countries within the SEA region on coral reefs for food security and increasing tourism related revenue.

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[if 143 not_equal=\”\”]Year:<\/strong> 2009[\/if 143]
[if 144 not_equal=\”\”]Author<\/strong>: Edyvane K, McWilliam A, Quintas J, Turner A, Penny S, Teixeira I, Pereira C, Tibirica Y, Birtles A[\/if 144]
[if 160 not_equal=\”\”]Organisation\/s:<\/strong>Government of Timor Leste, Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries[\/if 160]<\/p>

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Marine Megafauna Surveys in Timor Leste

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Marine Megafauna Surveys in Timor Leste<\/h2>

[if 148 not_equal=\”\”]Identifying Opportunities for Potential Ecotourism[\/if 148][if 149 not_equal=\”\”] -\u00a0Final Report[\/if 149]<\/p>

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The aim of this study was to determine if cetaceans and other megafauna aggregated in the nearshore waters of Timor Leste, and if so, to assess opportunities for regional ecotourism industries based on this resource. The project included (i) monthly aerial surveys (ii) field ground-truthing using boats and (iii) training of TL government staff in aerial survey techniques (manual prepared) and GIS analysis of data.
A light plane was used for aerial surveys of megafauna within two nautical miles of the coastline on a monthly basis from April to November 2008. During four days in November megafauna were also surveyed using a boat along the Dili region of the coast.

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[if 143 not_equal=\”\”]Year:<\/strong> 2009[\/if 143]
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[if 160 not_equal=\”\”]Organisation\/s:<\/strong>Government of Timor Leste, Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries[\/if 160]<\/p>

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