Volume 6 Issue 3 June 2008 Applied Research Note 1

Tourism valuation in Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India: A pre & post tsunami analysis

by Pradeep Chaudhry (Arid Forest Research Institute)

The Andaman & Nicobar Islands of India are the paragon of beauty and present a landscape with scenic and picturesque extravaganza. The tsunami of December, 2004 completely dislocated the life-style of the islanders and the tourism sector suffered a huge blow. Due to untiring efforts of local administration, the tourism sector not only regained its lost ground after four years of tsunami; the islands registered a higher tourism value in terms of more numbers of domestic and foreign tourists as well as number of tourist spots visited in interior areas. Travel cost methodology (TCM) has been used for discussing the tourism value of the islands from domestic tourists’ view point before and after December, 2004 tsunami.

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