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Fact sheet on Poverty Reduction Through Tourism

Type: Fact sheet
Date issued: 01 August 2013

Hotels, catering and tourism is a labour-intensive and employment generating sector, especially for those with limited access to the labour market. It can be significant for women, youth, migrant workers and rural populations in developing and least developed countries (LDCs). Tourism is increasingly recognized as a major source of economic growth, particularly in poor countries.

Tags: poverty alleviation, service sector, tourism

Unit responsible: Sectoral Activities

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