'Practical strategies for pro-poor tourism' is a collaborative research project of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT), the International Institute for the Environment and Development (IIED) and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), together with in-country case study collaborators.
This work is a follow-up to a desk-based review of tourism and poverty conducted for DFID in 1999 by Deloitte and Touche, IIED and the ODI. The review identified a number of strategies for developing or supporting pro-poor tourism, but noted that these strategies had not been tried or tested.
The project reviewed the experience of pro-poor tourism strategies based on six commissioned case studies. The case studies have been written up as seven Pro-Poor Tourism Working Papers.
This brief explains why poverty does matter to tourism businesses and describes what companies – both in the originating and destination countries – can do to contribute to the global effort on poverty reduction.
This report reviews practical experience of ‘pro-poor tourism strategies’ in order to identify useful lessons and good practice. It synthesises findings from 6 case studies of pro-poor tourism interventions, in South Africa, Namibia, Uganda, St Lucia, Ecuador...
This paper argues strongly in favour of using pro-poor tourism as an approach to poverty reduction.