Asosiasaun Turizmu Koleku Mahanak Ataúro (ATKOMA)
A group of tourism advocates has been working together since 2000 to pursue a common vision for developing low-impact tourism in Timor-Leste. Comprised of local tourism providers and community representatives, Asosiasaun Turizmu Koleku Mahanak Ataúro (ATKOMA) has remained steadfast in its dedication to seeing Ataúro develop as an ecotourism destination. This group of dedicated tourism champions is not only advocating for the interests of the tourism industry and future visitors, but is also committed to ensuring tourism economically supports the people of Ataúro and minimizes negative environmental and socio-cultural impacts. ATKOMA’s main activities include destination marketing, tourism training and mentoring, research, planning, development and advocacy.
Why book with us?
There are many benefits to booking with ATKOMA! As Internet access is difficult to obtain in most parts of the island, we are truly the only group that can help organize your trip from on the ground. We offer easy online booking and the ability to make inquiries directly through our website.
- Additionally, we know the ins and outs of our home: where to visit, how to find an authentic local experience, and how to get the most out of your stay. As this island is our home, we maintain close relationships with vetted local contacts and tested tours & itineraries to ensure that your trip to Ataúro can suit any of your needs. We are the singular trusted liaison between the operator and the traveler (you!)
- Timor-Leste is a developing nation that is working hard to shake off the scars of the past and progress into the 21st century. As an island with minimal economic opportunities, Ataúro is dependent on tourism to help us develop and provide a better future for our people. By supporting our organization, your spending directly impacts a greater proportion of people on this island.
Please enjoy a stress-free vacation and help support our mission of empowering our citizens through sustainable tourism! Our association is the first of its kind in our country and thus every tourist is a catalyst for change here. Benvindu – Welcome!