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East Timor official tourism website launched

Lusa - October 12, 2004

Dili – East Timor has launched an official website to promote tourism in the world's newest nation.

The new site www.turismotimorleste.com has versions in Portuguese and English and contains key facts on Timor's history and culture, as well as information on accommodation and specialist holidays including hiking, diving and bird watching.

In his welcome to the site, State Secretary for Tourism, Environment and investment Josi Teixeira describes tourism as the "world's peace industry" and says Dili aims to boost the sector to "ensure sustainable development".