HOw to develop Addu as a Tourist destination

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Topics: Maldives, Tourism
EXCECUTIVE SUMMARY
Addu Atoll is the main economic and administrative centre in the south of the country, and the only place to rival Male’ in size and importance. Its 28, 000 people spread out over seven inhabited islands is a huge number in the Maldives. Apart from the five inhabited islands, there are many uninhabited islands in Addu including Gan , where an international airport is located.
This report is based on different ways to develop Addu City as a tourist destination within two years’ time.

INTRODUCTION

TOURISM

From a very humble beginning in the 1970s the tourism in the Maldives has evolved and matured into an industry, which is a key player of the domestic economy. Tourism in the Maldives began in 1972 with 2 tourist resorts namely Kurumba Village and Bandos Island Resort with a bed capacity of 280. Today, there are more than 105 tourist resorts in Maldives and over 900000 tourists visit Maldives every year.
Today tourism contributes over 30% to the country 's GDP, generating more than 60% of foreign exchange earnings and more than 90% of government tax revenues.
ADDU
Definitely one of the best places for in¬dependent travelers to come, heart-shaped Addu Atoll is the most southern extreme of the country and has a very different feel to it for a number of reasons.
Addu Atoll is the main economic and administrative centre in the south of the country, and the only place to rival Male’ in size and importance. Its 28, 000 people spread out over seven inhabited islands is a huge number in the Maldives. Addu holds numerous unique features that can be perfect attractions for tourists. As such, whether it is seaside tourism, rural tourism, historic tourism or even adventurous tourism, it is the perfect place.

ACCOMODATION FOR TOURISTS

Although there are many tourist attractions in Addu, and thousands of tourists can be brought, the most important thing is to find Accommodation for them. Since there are only two tourist



References: Addu City , retrieved 21st September 2013 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addu City Ministry of Tourism. (nd). Environmental Guidelines for tourist Resort Development and Operation in the Maldives Retrieved on 20 th September 2013 from www.tourism .gov.mv Yoosau, M ( 2000) AdduKanduHuraskohHuvadhuAttolhu ah ( White Term- Addu Sea Across to Huvadhu Atoll): Haveeru (Daily newspaper in Dhivehi).

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