Considerations for marketing Timor-Leste as a tourist destination

2015, Research Papers
Considerations for marketing Timor-Leste as a tourist destination
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This paper has discussed the four core destination attributes of Timor-Leste and the implications for promoting these assets for tourism. While each attribute provides an important angle for tourism marketing, the risks and implications of each must be considered alongside the advantages. The paper has argued that Timor-Leste’s image is negatively impacted by past violence and that its true situation, as a beautiful and peaceful nation, is still little known.

Organisations: Unknown

Authors: Sara Currie

Sustainable Destination Management in Timor‐Leste

2011, Research Papers
Sustainable Destination Management in Timor‐Leste
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This study tackles the status quo of sustainable destination management in Timor‐Leste. The fact that the tourism sector in Timor‐Leste is still at a grassroots level must be understood as a huge chance to choose a ‘right’ pathway of tourism development, always bearing in mind that misguided developments cannot easily get adjusted in future.

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Authors: Christian Wollnik

Sustainable Tourism And Alternative Livelihood Development On Ataúro Island, Timor-Leste, Through Pro-Poor, Community-Based Ecotourism

2016, General
Sustainable Tourism And Alternative Livelihood Development On Ataúro Island, Timor-Leste, Through Pro-Poor, Community-Based Ecotourism
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Timor-Leste, as a small island developing state and a fragile, post-conflict nation, faces major human development challenges, particularly in the areas of poverty alleviation, rural economic development and development of the ‘non-oil’ economy. Tourism has been identified as a key sector for economic development in the Timor-Leste Strategic Development Plan 2011–2030, with community-based ecotourism (CBET) and pro- poor tourism (PPT) identified as the major tourism models. Over the past two decades, Ataúro Island has been a national and international model of CBET and PPT development. This study assesses the economic, socio-cultural and environmental impacts and benefits of CBET and PPT programmes for local communities on Ataúro Island through island-level, participatory mapping and spatial analysis of ecotourism assets and key infrastructure.

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Authors: José Filipe Dias Quintas

Development Of Tourism Policy And Strategic Planning In East Timor

2001, Policy Papers
Development Of Tourism Policy And Strategic Planning In East Timor
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On 5 May 1999, it was announced from New York by the United Nations that ‘popular consultation’ would be held in East Timor to determine its political future as an independent nation or an autonomous state within Indonesia. After a number of delays, the newly elected Indonesian President, B. J. Habibie, announced that the referendum would occur on 30 August 1999, overseen by the United Nations.

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Authors: R. W. (Bill) Carter, Bruce Prideaux, Vicente Ximenes, Adrien V. P. Chatenay

Tourism Development Strategies For Timor-Leste

Unknown, Policy Papers
Tourism Development Strategies For Timor-Leste
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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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