Sustainable Tourism in Fragile Environments
The main purpose of the workshop is to study the environmental, social and cultural characteristics of the Maldivian Tourism System. A specific focus is dedicated to the “One Island – One Resort” model and to the national policies concerning community-based and sustainable tourism. The course is divided into a series of lectures and field activities (visits to resorts, site inspections and meetings with the local management) coordinated by Italian researchers and professors. Lessons are held at the Marine Research and High Education Center. All field activities in the sea are carried out in snorkelling and it is not expected for the students to use SCUBA equipment.