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‘Can the private sector reduce poverty at scale? - evidence from the tourism value chain’ in Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book 2009

Book/book chapter

This chapter argues that the need - and opportunity - to harness markets for poverty reduction is evident in tourism. About one third of international tourist trips have a developing country destination and many low-income and peripherally located countries are highly dependent upon tourist receipts. These are some of the reasons why tourism is the largest voluntary transfer of wealth that exists globally.

Jonathan Mitchell, Caroline Ashley