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Over 125 tourists will visit Timor-Leste with the Le Laperouse Cruise ship from the French

Over 125 tourists will visit Timor-Leste with the Le Laperouse Cruise ship from the French

LE LAPEROUSE, Passenger (Cruise) Ship (Photo/special)

DILI, 12 september 2022 (TATOLI)– The Director General of the Minister of Tourism, Trade, and Industry (MTCI), Jelino Soares informs over 125 tourists will visit Timor-Leste on 14 and 15 September by the Le Laperouse Cruise from France.

Director General of MTCI, Jelino Soares said the Ship will sail from Australia and will load at the Baucau and the Dili port with three hours to spend on the coast of Baucau before sailing into DILI on 15 September 2022.

“MTCI and AUSTRONE EXPEDITION Board have set a fixed schedule for itineraries around the city of Dili, over 125 tourists, along with 35 crew members, will spend 9 hours in the city, from 6 am to 7 p.m. local time,” said Soares.

Concerning the travel activities in Dili, MTCI has provided travel transportation services for tourists to visit the target places.

“We coordinate with several relevant agencies consisting of APORTIL and the Maritime Police, as well as target institutions such as the Timor-Leste Resistance Museum (MRTL), Chega National Commission (CNC), historical sites, Crito Rey, and also the Coffee Association, as well as the Tais traditional market,” he added.

In addition to the target places, MTCI also collaborates with women’s business groups to provide local products at mini market stands around the Dili port for visitors.

“Ten groups are available with local products such as traditional clothing (TAIS), accessories, and others as souvenirs for tourists,”

As scheduled after leaving Timor-Leste, the Tourists will continue their journey to Indonesia.

So far, Le Laperouse ship is the flagship of the Ponant Explorers class Cruise ships operated by Ponant, Each member of the class has been assigned the name of a famous French explorer, and Le Lapérouse is named after the naval officer Jean Francois de Galaupo, Comte de Laperouse.

The ship was built on March 1, 2017, in Romania by an Italian shipbuilding company based in Italy, The company builds commercial and military ships.

Currently, the ship is sailing under the flags of Wallis and Futuna.

 

 

Journal: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Nelia B.

 

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