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The Government of Timor-Leste approved the National Tourism Policy in March 2017. The National Tourism Policy, titled Growing Tourism to 2030 – Enhancing a National Identity, is a call to action for all stakeholders to work collectively towards achieving the true potential of our country as an international tourism destination.

The headline goals of the Policy are by 2030:

• Revenue from international tourists and visitors will reach US$150 million.

• Employment in tourism will increase to 15,000 jobs.

• 200,000 international visitor arrivals per year, compared to 55,000 in 2014.

In 2014, tourism related activities generated an estimated US$14 million in direct benefits to Timor-Leste’s economy. The tourism sector supports approximately 4,300 jobs in the accommodation, restaurant and other tourism related services. Tourism has significant potential to generate employment, contribute to economic diversification and increase exports. Tourism also generates employment in rural areas, for young people and women.

The National Tourism Policy provides the framework to deliver on this ambition and we look forward to working with the industry, tourism agencies, government departments, academic institutions and everybody with an interest in Timor-Leste tourism to ensure we achieve our vision.

Please refer to below to download the full version of the National Tourism Policy:

1. Timor-Leste National Tourism Policy (English version)

2. Timor-Leste National Tourism Policy (Portuguese version)

3. Timor-Leste National Tourism Policy (Tetum version)

The following is the Timor-Leste official Tourism website: