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

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
Topic |   Asia travel
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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