Harry Gobel (right), his wife Mimin and their children at their homestay in Gorontalo province, eastern Indonesia. Homestays have proved very popular in the country. Photo: Ian Morse
Harry Gobel (right), his wife Mimin and their children at their homestay in Gorontalo province, eastern Indonesia. Homestays have proved very popular in the country. Photo: Ian Morse
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How Indonesia’s homestays give authentic local experiences for tourists, but face concerns from authorities and competition from hotels

  • Indonesian homestays provide struggling families with an alternative revenue source while offering tourists a more authentic experience
  • But government concerns over accommodation standards have slowed development as authorities seek to better regulate the industry

Harry Gobel (right), his wife Mimin and their children at their homestay in Gorontalo province, eastern Indonesia. Homestays have proved very popular in the country. Photo: Ian Morse
Harry Gobel (right), his wife Mimin and their children at their homestay in Gorontalo province, eastern Indonesia. Homestays have proved very popular in the country. Photo: Ian Morse
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