Pro-Poor Tourism as a means of poverty reduction- Benchmarking and Performance Measurement of pro-poor activities in developing countries

Sarah Hussmann (April 2010)

Can tourism reduce poverty? Is it feasible? How can performance be measured and projects be evaluated and compared in terms of global thinking? The discourse on this matter results as the consequence against the difficult background that there are several ways of reducing poverty and that there no fixed rules and common defini-tions about how tourism and different tourism types can generate benefits to the poor.

Originally, this thesis was solely supposed to describe community-based tour-ism, but new methodology like the value chain analysis and approaches like the creation of business linkages were found. 

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