This Briefing Paper summarises key findings from a comprehensive review of literature on the impacts that tourism has on poverty. Findings from many disciplines and destinations build a more comprehensive, though still piecemeal, picture than existed before. Tourism can have important pro-poor impacts and these can be strengthened by deliberate public policy interventions. Tourism can affect the poor via three, quite different pathways. But there is not a single destination where poverty impact has been assessed in terms of all three.
Jonathan Mitchell and Caroline Ashley