Sustainable tourism and community development in East Timor
Achieving human development through sustainable community approaches to tourism
A two week field program
About the East Timor Program
The field program provides students with the opportunity to experience the natural and cultural attractions of East Timor while exploring issues specifically focused on sustainability and community based models of ecotourism development. The group travels to some key tourism destinations to experience different examples of tourism development and investigate their contributions to community development, (income generation, empowerment, equity as well as resource use and environmental outcomes), and their contribution to the tourist experience of East Timor.