I am actually wondering if tourism in Madagascar will be affected by the current financial turmoil.

In times of general crisis, it is expected that most potential tourists will adopt the  “staycation strategy” (which is staying at home on holiday in a bid to save money),

On the other hand, knowing that most of DMO like the Office National du Tourisme à Madagascar mainly fills its budget gap from donor’s fund (main income is generated by taxes, out of which 50% is shared with regional tourism offices), and since the currently affected countries are also some of the main donor countries, it is expected that their contributions will lower.Does it mean that marketing efforts from our national DMO will also lower for 2009?

What’s your view on this?