Beyond Bali to Timor Leste

Timor Leste Wants Bali to Become Gateway for Tourism and Training Center for 1st New Sovereign State of 21st Century
The Government of Timor Leste is aiming to make Bali its tourism gateway to upport national goals to make itself Asia’s newest destination through 2030.

As reported by Beritabali.com, the Minister of Tourism for Timor Leste, Manuel Vong, said that while Timor Leste is focusing on developing its petroleum resources, agriculture, and tourism sectors; only the tourism sector has an unlimited scope for future development.

“We have a strategic plan for the period 2018-2030 to make Timor Leste the ‘new destination’ in Asia,” said Vong during a meeting in Bali with Governor Made Mangku Pastika on Friday, May 18, 2018.

While admitting air access between Bali and Timor Leste was still limited, Vong said he hope tourist visitors to Bali would also make the opportunity to visit nearby Timor Leste. The Timor Leste Tourism Minister said his country has many religious, cultural, and historical attractions, including the recent renovation of the Giri Natha Balinese Temple.

Vong also said he hoped that young people from Timor Leste would be able to obtain quality tourism training in Bali.