Ministry of Tourism
Official Invitation Letter for Tour de Timor | 2 – 6 September, 2013As Timor-Leste’s new Minister of Tourism I am delighted to confirm that 2013 will be the most exciting annual tourism event calendar in Timor-Leste’s history The well-established international sporting events, the tour de Timor and the Dili Marathon, are now under the direction of the Ministry of Tourism and will complement a year-round portfolio of exciting sporting, cultural and community events.
Timor-Leste provides a unique setting for athletes from around the world to meet and compete in the spirit of international friendship and athletic excellence. The Tour de Timor and Dili Marathon are more than just world class sporting competitions; they are vital tools in promoting peace, national pride and development in the community.
The key theme of the 2012 Tour de Timor was ‘Peace has no borders’ and for the first time the race took a history journey through Indonesia, to visit Timor Leste’s thirteenth district of Oecusse. The streets of Timor Leste and Indonesia alike were lined with thousands of excited children, local and international visitors.
Continuing to draw hundreds of enthusiastic riders thanks to local and international branding as well as the broadcasting of a new series on the ‘Outdoor Channel’, the Tour de Timor is able to offer unique and distinctive brand opportunities to its event sponsors.
The Tour de Timor is a 100% non-profit official event of Ministry of Tourism and it is with great pleasure I invite you to be part of this year’s event.
HE Francisco Kalbuadi Lay
Tour de Timor 2013 Secretariat
Dili Convention Centre Caicoli Rd