Tourism Development and its Impacts in Shaheed Dweep of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: An Understanding from the Host Community Perceptions


  • Seemanta Kumar Deka Department of BBA(Tourism), JNRM, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India.
  • Rashmi Baruah Department of Business Administration, USTM, Meghalaya, India.



Host community, Tourism Development, Impacts, Perceptions, Shaheed Dweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands


Tourism has both positive and negative impact on the host community. This paper tries to find out the perceptions of the host community towards tourism development and its impacts in Shaheed Dweep of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. A simple random household survey was conducted among 353 respondents of Shaheed Dweep to know about perceptions on two factors of impact: (i) Costs of Tourism Development and (ii) Benefits from tourism Development. An exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was applied for it. The findings reveal that tourism development has created lots of employment opportunities as one of the positive impacts but on the other side as a negative impact, it found that due to the seasonal nature it is creating more part-time job than full-time among the host community.

Author Biographies

Seemanta Kumar Deka, Department of BBA(Tourism), JNRM, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India.

 Research Scholar (USTM) and Assistant Professor (HoD)
Department of BBA (Tourism), JNRM, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India

Rashmi Baruah, Department of Business Administration, USTM, Meghalaya, India.

Research Guide and Associate Professor (HoD)
Department of Business Administration, USTM, Meghalaya, India


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How to Cite

Kumar Deka, S., & Baruah, R. (2021). Tourism Development and its Impacts in Shaheed Dweep of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: An Understanding from the Host Community Perceptions. Atna Journal of Tourism Studies, 16(2), 41 - 63.