Sustainable Tourism Development in Rote Ndao

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UTS ePress
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, 2016, 13 (2 (Designing Futures in Indonesia)), pp. 1 - 18
Issue Date:
2016
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Located in the eastern province of Nusa Tenggara Timur (West Timor), Rote Ndao is an island of 120,000 residents that can be accessed via ferry from the West Timorese capital of Kupang. Prior to East Timorese independence in 2002, Kupung saw direct international flights from Australia, since redirected through Bali and Jakarta. Rote Ndao is traditionally focused on subsistence farming and the harvesting of the Lontar Palm; however, recent years have seen an influx of foreign interest as domestic and international investors buy up large tracks of beach front property. White sand beaches and world class surfing, Rote is a quintessential island paradise and many are predicting that this remote part of eastern Indonesia will become the new Bali of the 21st century.
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