Philippines: Tourism Industry Training in Senior High Schools

May 30, 2018

Program Snapshot

Turo-Turismo is a project run by The Asia Foundation in the Philippines, through our Coalitions for Change (CfC) partnership with the Australian government. Beginning with a pilot program in Bohol in 2014, later expanded to the adjacent island provinces of Cebu and Siquijor in 2016, the tourism-focused training and immersion program prepares high s… Read more


Asia Foundation Supports Timor-Leste Tourism Strategy

July 17, 2017


The Asia Foundation is pleased to support the efforts of the Government of Timor-Leste to advance the country’s tourism and economic development opportunities. Designed to take Timor-Leste to the global market, the inaugural official tourism campaign was unveiled by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture at a recent session of Council of Ministe… Read more


The Asia Foundation hosts 2017 National Development Forum on Sustainable and Inclusive Tourism Development in Timor-Leste

Dili, June 12, 2017


The Asia Foundation hosted the 2017 National Development Forum Sustainable and Inclusive Tourism Development in Timor-Leste today at Agora Food Studio in Dili. The event attracted 60 representatives from the government, industry and development partners who identified opportunities and challenges of building Timor-Leste tourism sector and agreed up… Read more

Tourism in Timor 

Timor-Leste’s Non-Oil Economy Must Look to Tourism

June 22, 2016


“From its ruggedly beautiful landscapes to its centuries-old traditions, Timor-Leste offers one of the world’s last great off-the-beaten-track adventures,” begins Lonely Planet’s description of Asia’s youngest country, which fought to gain independence from Indonesia 14 years ago. The description is indisputable, but so too are the Southeast Asian… Read more