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Tourism and the Development of the Maldives

Sathiendrakumar, R. and Tisdell, C.A. (1985) Tourism and the Development of the Maldives. Massey Journal of Asian and Pacific Business, 1 (1). pp. 27-34.

Abstract

In the Maldives, a small, resource-poor LDC with an economy principally based on fishing, international tourism has been fostered since the early 1970s as a means of economic development. It is now the major earner of foreign exchange for the Maldives and its third largest contributor to GDP. Most tourists are from Europe but Japan is now an important source. Tourism management matters discussed include the isolation of tourists from local inhabitants, excess capacity in tourist accommodation, variability and seasonality of tourist demand, pollution from tourism, and geographical and environmental limits on the expansion of the industry. The consequences of international tourism for local development are critically examined.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Murdoch Business School
Publisher: Department of Management and Administration, Massey University, New Zealand
Copyright: Department of Management and Administration, Massey University, New Zealand
Publishers Website: http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/department...
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/9299
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