One of the goals of privatisation is to increase long-haul international flights and thus facilitate the arrival of tourists to the islands.
It is a boon for the local economy providing employment to a large number of people as they offer services ranging from transportation to hotels. The variables were first measured using a 5-point semantic differential scale.
The income generated helps the national balance of payments, earning revenue through direct taxation, as well as from indirect taxes on goods and services purchased by the tourists. Although the respondents said that tourism development was generally positive, a certain percentage was indifferent or stated that tourism development was negative.
However, the large majority of the residents interviewed Both positive and negative social, environmental, cultural and economic impacts are closely linked.
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