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What role can tourism play in development?

The World Tourism Organisation argues that responsible tourism can play a significant role in eradicating poverty and meeting the millennium development goals. But is it right?

This podcast discusses what, if anything, can be done to make tourism work for development. Madeleine Bunting is joined by the director of Tourism Concern UK, Tricia Barnett, research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute and co-author of Tourism and Poverty Reduction: Pathways to Prosperity, Jonathan Mitchell, and president of the World Travel and Tourism Council, David Scowsill.

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