Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Resort Trends

Tourism: Could the Indian Ocean Tourism Market Realize its Potential in 2017?

Whilst tourist figures are increasing, former Seychellois president and tourism ambassador Sir James Mancham believes there’s still a long way to go to.

Whilst Seychelles, La Réunion, Mauritius and the Maldives have been successfully engaged in tourism development over the last 25 years, developments have remained relatively stagnant in the rest of the Indian …Read More: Tourism: Could the Indian Ocean Tourism Market Realize its Potential in 2017?

Island Issues

Asia: Conservationists Rally to Save the Raya Islands from Destruction

(A popular beach on Raya Yai Island)

Two islands near Phuket serve as a cautionary tale of how small resort islands can be seriously harmed by a rapid influx of thousands of tourists.

(A popular beach on Raya Yai Island)

Phuket and its surrounding islands have long been known as an …Read More: Asia: Conservationists Rally to Save the Raya Islands from Destruction

Governments buying Islands

India May Take Over Conco Island in Goa for Tourism

(Image Sourced from www.wikipedia.com)

The Indian government recently announced that it may acquire and develop Conco Island, a lush isle found just metres away from one  of Goa’s top beaches. However, there may be more to this proposal than meets the eye.

(Image Courtesy of Gotsaga.com)

When it comes to tropical destinations for the …Read More: India May Take Over Conco Island in Goa for Tourism