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Brax asked in TravelAsia PacificMaldives · 9 years ago

Question about Tourism in the Maldives?

What impacts of tourism on the enviroment of the Maldives? (Details and examples). Including the landscape and flora and fauna of the area.

What are the impacts of tourism on people in the Maldives? This can include locals and Tourists themselves (Details & examples)

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  • TC
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    9 years ago
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    Tourism in the Maldives is carefully managed. The lack of local resources makes it necessary to import virtually everything a visitor needs, so it can't really compete on price. The strategy has been to develop a limited number of quality resorts, each on its own uninhabited island, free from traffic, crime and crass commercialism.

    The tourism strategy also aims to minimise the adverse effects of tourism on traditional Muslim communities. Tourists can make short guided visits to local fishing villages, but must then return to their resort. To stay longer or to travel to atolls outside the tourist zone requires a good reason, a special permit, and a local person to sponsor the visitor.

    The first proper evaluation of tourism in the Maldives was carried out in 1983 after 10 years of tourism development. It was revealed that the pollution of the sea with garbage, piles of waste found in the resorts often close to the tourist cottages, the picking of corals, the use of spearguns were features present that did not fit into the tourists image of the Maldives.

    In 1991, after almost two decades of tourism development in the Maldives, the perception of impacts has changed. According to the present perceptions, the islands offer uncommon visual beauty unspoiled by human settlement, virtually unsurpassed marine environment and the strongest of all, unspoiled, under populated tiny tropical islands replete with natural beauty and abundant sea life.

    The Environmental Protocol prepared in 1992 by the Ministry of Planning and Environment to determine the carrying capacity constraints in the tourism sector concluded that the natural resources of the Maldives are in a sufficiently pristine state, and of such high aesthetic quality, that a period exists in which environmental deterioration can occur without an adverse effect on tourism. However, concern was expressed that the duration of this period cannot be predicted and with increasing environmental pressures, rising environmental sensitivity, and without compensatory

    environmental management, adverse effects may be felt sooner than later.

    According to a survey carried-out in August 1995 involving the management of 47 resorts, beach erosion was identified to be the major existing environmental problem facing the resorts. The highly dynamic Maldivian beaches erode and build in response to wave action associated with storms,the tidal cycle, and the monsoons. The results of a survey carried out in 1992 showed that 12.8 percent of the total shoreline of 32 resorts surveyed consists of seawalls and groynes and is not sandy. The same survey also showed that 12 of the 32 resorts surveyed (38 percent) had offshore breakwaters to protect the beach. The maintenance of natural beach is of paramount importance t o

    attract clients to the resorts and the construction of artificial structures designed to control and limit beach erosion are not only unsightly but also expensive.

    Rubbish on beach is the next environmental problem identified by the resort management. Rubbish on beach mainly results from waste dumped at sea irresponsibly by neighboring resorts and inhabited islands that get washed ashore onto islands with the current and to some extent from the messy habits of certain tourists. The resort management is quite emotive on this issue as this is one issue that will reflect very badly on the image of the resort environment.

    More on this research at:

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  • 7 years ago

    Tourism inside the Maldives will be carefully maintained. The not enough local resources helps it be necessary to be able to import essentially everything website visitor needs, so that it can't actually compete about price. The strategy continues to be to produce a limited variety of quality accommodations, each alone uninhabited tropical isle, free coming from traffic, offense and crass commercialism.

    The vacation strategy furthermore aims to attenuate the uncomfortable side effects of vacation on standard Muslim residential areas.

    Tourists will make short advised visits to be able to local doing some fishing villages, but need to then come back to their holiday resort. To keep longer or to journey to atolls beyond your tourist zoom requires reasonable, a specific permit, plus a local particular person to sponsor the customer

  • 7 years ago

    If you wish to revive from the monotony of robotic way of life, if you ever want to feel the living reality of the idiom ‘when it rains, it pours’ Bangladesh is the right place to be to travel. Bangladesh offers a numbers of tourist attractions. Entire area of the country offers you different topography, culture and customs, foods and drinkss. There are Three World Heritage site in Bangladesh. They are the Historical ancient Mosque Shat Gombuj Mosque at Bagerhat, the Core of the Buddhist Mahabihara at Paharpur, Bogra and the last one is the Sundarban, located in the southern part of Bangladesh. The region’s one of the major significant geographical feature is the world longest Sandy Sea Beach (Cox’s Bazar) lining tile internal eastern coastline of Bangladesh, Starting at the Cox’s Bazar, the white illusive sands stretches all the way

    down to the Taknaf Peninsula, Poking up again briefly at the coral reef island of Saint Martin’s. Mostly the beach is undeveloped except at Cox’s Bazar where native mangrove forests have long been replaced by the jungles of Tourist Hotels.

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