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Responsible Tourism

Preserving Nature

The Maldives is a global tourism hotspot, attracting close to 2 million visitors per year. People visit the Maldives for many reasons; for our beaches, our wildlife, water sports or luxury resorts.  

It is clear that tourism underpins our economy and influences the lives of many Maldivians. But how does it impact our precious islands and marine life?  

Explore this module to find out why tourism is important, and how we can secure a sustainable future for tourism in the Maldives. 

Watch this video to learn more about tourism in the Maldives.    

The importance


Take a look at the infographic below to find out why tourism is important to the Maldives.  

Why is tourism important
in the Maldives? 

But tourism doesn’t come without complications.  
View the infographic below to find out more about the challenges of tourism. 

The hidden cost of tourism   

Read the following infographic to see some inspiring examples of responsible tourism in action.   

Responsible Tourism   

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Approximately how many tourists visit the Maldives per year?