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Economic crisis, international tourism decline and its impact on the poor

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Written by Alberto Lemma

The 2009 global economic crisis has significantly impacted international tourism, causing a decline in international tourist arrivals and international tourism revenues. This study looks into the effects of the decrease in international tourism demand on the employment, income opportunities and the livelihoods of poor and vulnerable groups, as well as on the capacity of households to cope with such shocks. The report combines a comparative large-N macroeconomic analysis with case studies on the Maldives, Costa Rica and Tanzania.
Dr Christian Steiner, Dr Thomas Richter, Dr Sabine Dörry, Dipl Geogr. Vera Neisen, Dr Marcus L Stephenson, Alberto Lemma, Jonathan Mitchell