Poverty Reduction through Tourism

The importance of tourism for job creation and poverty reduction in rural areas of developing and least developed countries (LDCs) should not be underestimated. Tourism is increasingly recognized as a major source of economic growth, especially in poor countries.

Its value chain and its signifi cant connections to other sectors such as agriculture, construction, utilities and transport can contribute to poverty reduction.

With regard to the supply chain in the sector, one job in the core tourism industry indirectly generates 1.5 additional jobs in the related economy.

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