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Tourism and Climate Change


Tourism and Disasters
Pro-Poor Tourism
Considering that the tourism sector is touted as the largest economic sector in terms of the number of people employed or other criteria, its contribution to job creation and income generation for local communities is a very important element for overall development.

This is especially the case for developing countries and households with lower-incomes. Tourism policies with poverty reduction focus provide an alttractive package for local governments to achiee increased job creation and incopme generation goals.

How can the tourism sector contribute to poverty reduction goals? What are the points of intersection between poverty reduction and tourism development goals that have to be targetted for policy development? Is there such a thing as pro-poor tourism?

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The Gateway's "Special Features" focus on the interlinkages between the tourism sector and some of the sustainablity 'hotspots' we are grappling with today - for example, climate change, disaster mitigation or poverty

Have you something interesting to share? Or written something related to the topic? Then share with a wider audience on the Gateway!

GDRC also welcomes offers to create Special Features on new sustainable tourism issues.

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