Document Type : Research Article


1 Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Mittal School of Business, Lovely Professional University, Punjab (India)

2 Associate Professor Department of Finance College of Administrative and Financial Sciences Saudi Electronic University, Dammam (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia),

3 Lecturer Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University Dammam (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)


Blue tourism is important for sustainable development and become one of the largest industries
to generate income and promote economic growth and development. Blue tourism is a highincome,
healthy and clean industry for the country which has borders with the sea and free water.
The growth of blue tourism contributes to poverty alleviation and its prosperity reflects the
political, economic, social, security, cultural, and scientific stability of the countries of the world.
Tourism has a profound effect on the economic situation of some developed and underdeveloped
countries in recent years, making it one of the largest economic sectors in many countries today
with the potential to impact poverty reduction. The study used the Ordinary Least Squares (OLS
method), which attempted to share the impact of ocean tourism on poverty in India during the
time series period (2001-2019. The findings prove Ocean Tourism and Poverty have a positive