Creating a Climate Friendly Travel System

Welcome to Timor Leste Climate Friendly Travel Chapter

What does the Timor Leste Climate Friendly Chapter Do?

Community of Champions
  1. Build a growing community of like minded individuals who are networked across the LDC + world.
    1. Encourage companies to join the CFT Registry.
CFT Project
      1. Identify and develop a locally initiated project. This could be solar electrification of villages, water sanitation, waste reduction, or any number of other areas related to increasing the Sustainability of Tourism in the country.

Meet the Chapter Leader 

Maximiliana M. C. O. de Araújo
Maximiliana M. C. O. de AraújoTimor Leste
Background of personal tourism with bachelor’s degree of Tourism Management at The International Institute of Tourism and Business-Bali Denpasar. I started my professional carrier with USAID’s Tourism for All Project with the position as National Tourism Coordinator to supporting the implementation of national tourism policy 5P’s through promote Timor-Leste’s competitiveness as an international tourism destination while preserving its unique environmental, and cultural heritage. Supported capacity building activities and playing the role as trainer for raising awareness of climate changes adaptation and mitigation, customer services and business coaching to tourism related business such as coffee and restaurant owners. Accredited by ANZ for financial literacy program to help women with Small and medium enterprises in order to managing and growing their business. Focal point for sustainable investment to facilitated and understand the government and private sector engagement for Dili Waterfront Redevelopment as tourism hub with Public Private Partnership Modality. Facilitated community consultation to identify the tourism potential and created tour package. Supported the domestic tourism campaign with HauNiaTimorLeste hashtag and lead socialized to Universities and the business owners for tourism ambassador competition. Supported the establishment of Inter-Ministerial Commission for Tourism Development, certified by Minister of Economic Affairs through the technical support. Certified by Indonesian Professional Certification Authority and Tourism Bali International Profession Certification Board as Guiding. Have had opportunity for internship at Bali Girimasehe Tours and Travel Services department of Product, Reservation and Operation supported and draft tour product started from the transportation, accommodations and tourism attraction and activities to Bali and beyond. Committee for 15th conference of Asia Pacific Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (APacCHRIE).


Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx Co-founder