Poverty reduction through community-based sustainable tourism

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Abstract: With a view to further support governments and other institutions in their endeavours, UNWTO has produced this publication in the series on Tourism and Poverty Alleviation, including concrete examples of private or public tourism projects and operations that have been presented by UNWTO Member States as good, sustainable practices in poverty reduction through tourism.

2. Tourism and development at work: 15 years of tourism and poverty reduction within the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation John Hummel and Rene van der Duim.

Influenced and influential: the role of tour operators and development organisations in tourism and poverty reduction in Ecuador Louise Mary Erskine and Dorothea Meyer. Tourism – Key to Poverty Reduction in the least Developed Countries (LCD) The tourism industry has the potential to be a serious catalyst in the reduction of poverty.

Sustainable tourism development can empower these underprivileged communities and offer a real economic escape. The book provides a clear understanding about a strategic view of poverty alleviation through Sustainable Tourism Development in developing countries like- Bangladesh.

The Sustainable Tourism-Eliminating Poverty (ST-EP) Initiative and Foundation was launched and endorsed as a key driver for poverty reduction and sustainable development (UNWTO, ). While MDG I was not achieved by the end ofsome gains were made and positive developments recorded in many countries.

A model is deductively developed through review of relevant previous studies linking tourism and its relationship with development, poverty, food security, livelihoods and sustainability.

The book offers a comprehensive and integrated approach to the topic of tourism development and its contribution to the fight against poverty.

Tourism development is credited to be a powerful source of regional development and improvement in developing countries, and the focus of the book is on the world's poorest areas and how tourism connects to.

developed to link tourism with poverty reduction, large-scale poverty reduction from tourism depends upon clear strategies consulted, articulated and monitored through national poverty reduction strategy plans.

Targeted interventions Economic growth is an essential but not a sufficient condition for poverty reduction. Downloadable. Tourism continues to be a major activity in India, which inevitably produces economic, political, social, cultural and ecological consequences.

In India, Tourism has created employment opportunities for airline executives, hotel sales managers, structural engineers, city planners, horticulturists, computer programmers, artisans, textiles workers, etc.

ST-EP aims to use tourism as a tool to combat poverty through seven mechanisms: 1/ Employment of locals in tourism enterprises. 2/ Supply of goods and services to tourism enterprises by locals or by enterprises employing the locals. 3/ Direct sales of goods and services to visitors by locals.

4/ Establishment and running of tourism enterprises. Scott A. Hipsher, in The Private Sector's Role in Poverty Reduction in Asia, Abstract: Poverty reduction is one of the world's most important challenges, and it is proposed the private sector has an important role to play in creating the economic growth, employment and purchasing options needed for significant poverty reduction.

The Poverty Reduction through Community-Based Natural Resource Management Project (the Project) aims to promote sustainable natural resource management (NRM) and contribute to poverty reduction in rural Mongolia. These goals will be achieved through policy strengthening and implementation in support of sustainable NRM in the Onon River Basin at the basin, soum (district), and.

Poverty reduction, or poverty alleviation, is a set of measures, both economic and humanitarian, that are intended to permanently lift people out of poverty. Measures, like those promoted by Henry George in his economics classic Progress and Poverty, are those that raise, or are intended to raise, ways of enabling the poor to create wealth for themselves as a means of ending poverty forever.

Through an intercultural approach, the ‘BOCOTO-project’ is engaging youth organizations & stakeholders to work together to develop & promote CBT as a catalyst for inclusive & sustainable economic growth, youth employment, social inclusion, well-being & poverty reduction, while at the same time protecting cultural values and the natural.

The results show that pro-poor needs are complex and meaningful contribution of corporate social responsibility to poverty reduction can be linked to the size of the organisation. Although poverty alleviation through corporate social responsibility remains a contested issue, the findings suggest that tourism businesses should adopt preferential.

IIPT’s Montreal Conference: “Building a Sustainable World through Tourism” was the first major international conference on sustainable tourism. The Conference was instrumental in the World Bank beginning its support for tourism projects aimed at poverty reduction in developing nations.

The role of tourism in poverty reduction: An empirical assessment.

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Tourism Economics, 20(2), Research Objectives. Drs Croes and Rivera focus their work on the potential of tourism as a tool of poverty alleviation.

They recently published a book, Poverty Alleviation through Tourism Development: A Comprehensive and Integrated Approach. A World Bank study said the EVFTA will help an additional – million people escape poverty byequivalent to a reduction of percent in poverty rate compared to a no-EVFTA scenario.

The gender-based income gap will be narrowed by an additional percent, with the group of 40 percent of families with lowest income benefiting.

A toolkit on poverty reduction through tourism has been produced.

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It aims at assisting developing and least developed countries to create a sustainable tourism industry and businesses based on decent is oriented towards SMEs and local communities in rural areas and includes case studies, training sessions and best practices. Today, tourism generates 10% of the world’s GDP, one in every 10 jobs, and 30% of world trade in services.

It is key to many countries’ economies and livelihoods. The United Nations General Assembly has designated as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, underscoring its power to help eradicate poverty.

Introduction. Water resources are critical for food security, economic development, and ecosystem services (Oki and Kanae, ).Poverty and water scarcity are global biggest challenges and among the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which are particularly serious for arid developing regions around the world (Reynolds et al., ; Sietz et al., ; Xu et al., ).by the Government of Ghana as part of its poverty reduction agenda in five pilot districts in the country sought to use community participation to reduce rural poverty and to build and strengthen capacities for effective local government administration.

Through the. The SDG Book Club aims to use books as a tool to encourage children ages to interact with the principles of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a curated reading list ofbooks.

Considers how to implement children's rights in the twenty-first century through a child rights-based approach to sustainable development.

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Climate Change and Sustainable Development Mohamed Abdel Rahim M. Salih — in Business & Economics. Dorothea Meyer is Senior Lecturer in Tourism, and leads the special interest research group ‘Political Economy of Tourism for Development', at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

She specialises in the political economy of tourism development, and the role of tourism as an agent for poverty reduction in less economically developed countries. The central aim of this study was to establish whether tourism as evident in the Spier Tourism model is a sustainable poverty-reduction strategy.

The specific objectives of this study were to examine the socio-economic impact of Spier tourism initiatives on its workers (previously. SDG 1: No Poverty: Government has prioritised ending poverty.

Some of the initiatives that Government has taken to address poverty include: Launch of an Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (IPRSP) in September as part of Governments international re-engagement efforts, and to eradicate poverty and ensure inclusive growth.

“Toolkit on Poverty Reduction through Tourism”. It is aimed at assisting developing and LDCs to benefit from sustainable tourism development in a way that directly leads to local empowerment, economic development and poverty reduction.

It explains how tourism can contribute to local / regional. Community-based tourism enterprises development in Kenya: an exploration of their potential as avenues of poverty reduction. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 15(6): Spenceley, A., Meyer, D. Tourism and poverty reduction: theory and practice in less economically developed countries.

Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 20(3): The event featured Hotels, Catering and Tourism (HCT) as one of the fastest-growing economic sectors worldwide which can significantly contribute to social and economic development as well as to poverty reduction in LDCs. A fact sheet on Poverty reduction through tourism has been prepared in the context of ILO's contribution to the LDC-IV.

A Different Perspective on Tourism and Poverty Index CONTENTS Encouraging tourism in poor countries is, surprisingly often, an effective way of achieving poverty reduction through inclusive economic growth.

But not always. Sometimes international tourism development does little for the local economy and the livelihoods of the poor. Our.Globally, the number of people living in extreme poverty declined from 36 per cent in to 10 per cent in But the pace of change is decelerating and the COVID crisis risks reversing.Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Development.

Author: Dr Eureta Rosenberg (Article Type: Opinion) Looking after the environment and looking after destitute people go hand in hand – a point that the idea of sustainable development is meant to convey.