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Important Message
Anupama Bangaru

Maldives

Tourism is the largest economic industry in the Maldives, as it plays an important role in earning foreign exchange revenues and generatingemployment in the tertiary sector of the country. The archipelago of the Maldives is the main source of attraction to many tourists visiting the country worldwide. Maldives is very famous for its natural beauty which includes the blue ocean and white beaches, accompanied by clean air and pleasant temperatures. The climate of the Maldives is ideal for visitors to get engaged in water sports such as swimming, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, water-skiing.windsurfing and kite boarding. Due to its extraordinary underwater scenery and clean water, Maldives is ranked among the best recreational diving destinations of the world. Workers in the tourism industry are represented by the Tourism Employees Association of Maldives (TEAM). TEAM argues the 25,000 workers employed in the industry face poor conditions and have very low wages (between US$80 to US$235 monthly) given the cost of living. The employers' organisation is known as Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI)...