Tourism and the economic development of the Maldives

Sathiendrakumar, Rajasundram and Tisdell, Clem (1989) Tourism and the economic development of the Maldives. Annals of Tourism Research, 16 2: 254-269. doi:10.1016/0160-7383(89)90071-6


Author Sathiendrakumar, Rajasundram
Tisdell, Clem
Title Tourism and the economic development of the Maldives
Journal name Annals of Tourism Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0160-7383
1873-7722
Publication date 1989
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0160-7383(89)90071-6
Volume 16
Issue 2
Start page 254
End page 269
Total pages 16
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Abstract Tourism continues to play a major role in the economic development of Asian and Pacific countries. However, tourism development is not without concerns. This article considers the economic and related consequences of international tourism for the Maldives. The Maldives, like many island developing countries has a narrow resource base, its main natural resources consisting of fisheries and a marine environment conducive to international tourism. The article pays particular attention to the ability of the tourist industry to absorb fisherman displaced by technological change. In considering the costs and benifits of international tourism, attention is given to such factors as the extent to which the tourist industry employs local inhabitants (as distinct from foreigners) and provides alternative employment opportunities for them; its possible consequences for the balance of payments and public finance; and competition and opportunity cost considerations.
Keyword The Maldives
Economic development
Foreign exchange
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Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Economics Publications
 
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