The tourism sector has been an important contributor to a healthy economy in many countries. But when most of the tourist destinations are islands and archipelagos secluded in a remote corner of the world, of course, tourism is the only means to build up their economy. Apart from increasing the GDP, an increase in the number of tourists also helps in the increase in employment rates in these places. A lot of them located in the Indian Ocean, South Pacific and the Caribbean dominate the tourism sector due to their remoteness and temperate climate. Over time, they have also developed good air and water links with mainlands that have encouraged tourism. But during these grave times of the pandemic, many of these tourist destinations have been secluded. They are having quite a hard time meeting their revenue goals.
So, without further ado, let’s look at the top tourist destinations that are dependent on the travel sector.
Mostly known for its crystal clear beaches, extensive reefs and blue lagoons, Maldives has been considered as the most romantic getaway. It attracts approx 1.5 million tourists every year! No wonder the tourism sector in this tropical nation has contributed to one-third of the archipelago’s travel economy.
The British Virgin Islands come under the territory of Her Majesty’s Land. Comprising more than 60 small volcanic islands and cays, you can enjoy the blissful sceneries that resemble the wallpapers on your computer screens. A palm tree shadowing a lounge chair, a stone’s throw away is the cool blue water where the sunlight keeps dancing with the waves. Yes, British virgin islands are the perfect exotic place with quaint vibes. So it is no surprise that a lot of people would want to visit this beautiful place and help out the travel economy while enjoying to their fullest.
Known as the “Vegas of Asia”, Macao is a hotspot for glitz and gamble. No wonder this gambling mecca of the world makes so many tourists jump with delight. Although, the city has much more to offer apart from world-class luxury entertainment. The beaches, architecture, the UNESCO heritage sites, all make for a wonderful experience in this city. To make the trip a lot more memorable, Macao even has a mix of Portuguese and Chinese cultural hotspots that are worth visiting. Also, the stunning Macao Towers attracts a lot of tourists all round the year for the amazing views from the top.
With miles long white-sand beaches, plenty of resorts, and a cute capital called Oranjestad, Aruba in the Southern Caribbean Sea is all about sun, sand, and spending money. It is one of the most popular places where the Americans escape the chilly winters and come here to lounge and enjoy the wind-swept vistas. They also come here to gamble in the casinos, enjoy the local and continental delicacies in some of the excellent restaurants, and explore the wild side of this place through and wreck diving, snorkeling, and visiting Arikok National Park. No wonder anyone would want to make their winters this happening and contribute to the travel economy of this happy island!
One of the most dreamy tourist destinations, Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands located off the coast of East Africa. This is one of those picture-perfect places which you often see in the movies. The turquoise waters, the white sands, and the mountains covered in a thick green blanket are sure to make your trip a special one. Moreover, famous celebrities like Abhishek Bachhan and Aishwarya Rai, as well as Kate Middleton and Prince William have come here to enjoy their exotic honeymoon. Apart from the natural beauty, Seychelles offers beautiful British colonial and French architecture that you can explore in Victoria, the capital of the main island, Mahe.
Known for some of the best beaches in the world, the Bahamas islands are popular tourist destinations among millions of tourists worldwide. There is a huge range of natural, historic, and cultural attractions that attract people other than the obvious yet striking vistas. Although and inescapably pricy destination, but sailing along with the Abacos island’s historic cays, swimming with wild pigs in the Eleuthera’s pink sand beaches, or partying in the Paradise Island’s Atlantis resort- all are worth enjoying with the omnipresent background of the mesmerizing blue.
You must have noticed that most of these tourist destinations are islands and beaches. In the long run, keeping these destinations sustainable will be as important as attracting more and more tourists. And after the pandemic when the travels resume, although the GDP of these places will be a strong argument to visit here, people will hopefully be more aware of the consequences that their actions have on the natural beauties of mother earth.