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dc.contributor.convenorJenny Davies
dc.contributor.authorShakeela, Aishath
dc.contributor.authorRuahen, Lisa
dc.contributor.authorBreakey, Noreen
dc.contributor.editorMichael Gross
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:59:51Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:59:51Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.modified2011-09-28T06:50:47Z
dc.identifier.refurihttp://www.cauthe.com.au/proceedings.html
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/41024
dc.description.abstractAdvocators of tourism development in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) promote tourism in policy agendas on the grounds that it can enhance the lives of local people through the creation of employment and income streams. However, empirical research conducted in the Maldives, a SIDS in the Indian Ocean, highlighted an array of social, human resource, economic, institutional and religious factors that inhibit the participation of the local community in the Maldivian tourism labour market. This paper specifically examines the findings related to the social factors that were identified as: negative images of the industry, proximity to home and work, social isolation, parental influence, effect on family life while working away from home island, role of woman as mother, the lack of awareness of tourism jobs, social problems at workplace, disinterest in tourism employment, tourism industry being male dominated, and issues with safety and security at workplace. A number of these findings are discussed, as is the role of tourism operators and the government in addressing the social inhibitors to tourism employment in the Maldives.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversity of South Australia
dc.publisher.placeSouth Australia
dc.publisher.urihttps://cauthe.org/services/conferences/conference-2011/
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameCAUTHE 2011 National Conference
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleCAUTHE 2011: Tourism - Creating a brilliant blend
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2011-02-08
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2011-02-11
dc.relation.ispartoflocationAdelaide, Australia
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchImpacts of Tourism
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150601
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150603
dc.titleThe Local Gaze: Social Inhibitors to Engagement in the Maldivian Tourism Industry
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conferences
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management
gro.rights.copyright© 2011 CAUTHE. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2011
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gro.griffith.authorShakeela, Aishath


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