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Tourism and the Poor: Analysing and Interpreting Tourism Statistics from a Poverty Perspective

March 2004
Dilys Roe, Caroline Ashley, Sheila Page and Dorothea Meyer

This paper is intended to assist development professionals in assessing the scale and relevance of tourism to economic development in developing countries. How should national and international data on tourism be interpreted from a development perspective? What are the caveats and myths that need to be taken into account, and what further information is needed? There is a wealth of data on tourism, but little is accessible to non-tourism specialists, and most focuses on growth trends in the industry, rather than its contribution to development in poor countries.

International Economic Development Group
Private Sector and Markets

Working paper (pdf, 29 pages)