Tourism

 

Revisiting the Pandemic: Surveys on the Impact of Covid-19 on Small Businesses and Workers

June 10, 2021

Publication

The Covid-19 pandemic is leading to a dramatic rollback of economic progress across Southeast Asia. While the region has managed to contain the spread of the virus better than most others, the economic impact on the region has been devastating. As a result of its heavy dependence on the tourism sector, Thailand has one of the worst affected economi… Read more

 

2019 Survey of Travelers to Timor-Leste

May 12, 2021

Publication

The 2019 Survey of Travelers to Timor-Leste provides insights into the country’s developing tourism industry. It revealed that over 38,000 leisure travelers visited Timor-Leste in 2019, spending more than USD$23 million. This survey shows visitor trends and interests, including the most popular travel locations and activities within the country. In… Read more

 

Tourism in Timor-Leste: Small Businesses, Big Impacts

May 12, 2021

Blog Post

Timor-Leste is working hard to reopen its shuttered tourism industry, but a few false steps and a new surge of Covid infections since last month’s flash floods may make it difficult to attract international travelers demanding new levels of safety and hygiene.

 

Covid-19 and the Alignment of Timor-Leste’s Aviation and Tourism Strategies

October 28, 2020

Publication

Before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Timor-Leste’s aviation sector was at an embryonic stage of development, and the shortcomings of its aviation sector were recognized as constraints on the development of tourism. Yet the fact is that international aviation is an extremely complex system. It is critically important that Timor-Leste’s resourc… Read more

 

Timor-Leste Tourism Barometer 2018 – An Overview

June 25, 2019

Publication

The 2018 Timor-Leste Tourism Barometer is the first of its kind for Timor-Leste. It was developed as a tool to identify opportunities and constraints of Timor-Leste’s tourism sector, providing a situational analysis of tourism supply, demand, partnerships, and market outlook. Designed through wide consultation and participation of public and privat… Read more

 

Timor-Leste Tourism Barometer 2018

June 25, 2019

Publication

The 2018 Timor-Leste Tourism Barometer is the first of its kind for Timor-Leste. It was developed as a tool to identify opportunities and constraints of Timor-Leste’s tourism sector, providing a situational analysis of tourism supply, demand, partnerships, and market outlook. Designed through wide consultation and participation of public and privat… Read more

 

Timor-Leste – Connecting Youth to Career Information in the Tourism & Hospitality Sector

January 14, 2019

Program Snapshot Post

One of The Asia Foundation’s main objectives in Timor-Leste is to expand economic opportunity and increase diversification of the non-oil economy. The Foundation, in partnership with the Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Work Force Development Program executed a short 3-month project for Foka ba Futuru (Film the Future). The project… Read more

 

2017 Survey of Travelers to Timor-Leste

August 13, 2018

Publication

The 2017 Survey of Travelers to Timor-Leste provides insights into the country’s developing tourism industry. It reveals that almost 37,000 leisure travelers visited Timor-Leste in 2017, spending more than USD$24 million. This survey shows visitor trends and interests, including the most popular travel locations and activities within the country. I… Read more

 

Philippines: Tourism Industry Training in Senior High Schools

May 30, 2018

Program Snapshot Post

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

Tourism campaign timor 

Timor-Leste Prepares for New Government and Opportunities for Tourist Economy

August 9, 2017

Blog Post

In July, Timor-Leste held its 4th parliamentary election, heralding in a new government, and potentially new leadership both within key ministries and at the prime ministerial level. Such leadership changes come at a critical time for the oil-dependent island nation, with warnings that if it doesn’t diversify its economy beyond oil extraction, the… Read more

 

Asia Foundation Supports Timor-Leste Tourism Strategy

July 17, 2017

News Post

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

News Post

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

Blog Post

“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