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Original scientific paper

Diaspora tourism: The case of Timor-Leste

Manuel Vong ; Dili Institute of Technology (DIT) of Timor-Leste
Patricia Pinto ; Faculty of Economics, University of Algarve, Portugal
João Albino Silva ; Faculty of Economics, University of Algarve, Portugal

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APA 6th Edition
Vong, M., Pinto, P. & Silva, J.A. (2017). Diaspora tourism: The case of Timor-Leste. Tourism: An International Interdisciplinary Journal, 65 (2), 218-233. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/183654
MLA 8th Edition
Vong, Manuel, et al. "Diaspora tourism: The case of Timor-Leste." Tourism: An International Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 65, no. 2, 2017, pp. 218-233. https://hrcak.srce.hr/183654. Accessed 18 Jan. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Vong, Manuel, Patricia Pinto and João Albino Silva. "Diaspora tourism: The case of Timor-Leste." Tourism: An International Interdisciplinary Journal 65, no. 2 (2017): 218-233. https://hrcak.srce.hr/183654
Harvard
Vong, M., Pinto, P., and Silva, J.A. (2017). 'Diaspora tourism: The case of Timor-Leste', Tourism: An International Interdisciplinary Journal, 65(2), pp. 218-233. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/183654 (Accessed 18 January 2020)
Vancouver
Vong M, Pinto P, Silva JA. Diaspora tourism: The case of Timor-Leste. Tourism: An International Interdisciplinary Journal [Internet]. 2017 [cited 2020 January 18];65(2):218-233. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/183654
IEEE
M. Vong, P. Pinto and J.A. Silva, "Diaspora tourism: The case of Timor-Leste", Tourism: An International Interdisciplinary Journal, vol.65, no. 2, pp. 218-233, 2017. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/183654. [Accessed: 18 January 2020]

Abstracts
Timor-Leste is the newest Asian nation, achieving independence on May 20, 2002, and, after petroleum and agriculture, tourism is considered a strategic sector for its national economic development. The previous literature suggests that new destinations should explore the potential demand for diaspora members to visit or revisit friends and relatives in their homeland as a niche market and an opportunity for tourism development. This is because diaspora members abroad can spread information about the attractions of homeland locations as well as invest directly in building the tourist facilities needed in such locations. Timor-Leste is quite an unstudied country as a tourism destination, especially from the demand perspective. Thus, this study intends to contribute to a better knowledge of diaspora members as potential tourists visiting Timor-Leste. In particular, using data from 362 questionnaires applied to Timorese diaspora members residing in Portugal, Indonesia and Australia, the aim of this study is to explore this niche market by identifying and analyzing their characteristics, including their cultural identity, place attachment, expectations, and motivations related to a potential (re)visit to their homeland in Timor-Leste.

Keywords
diaspora tourism; cultural identity; motivation; travel decision; Timor-Leste

Hrčak ID: 183654

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/183654

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