Volume 6 Issue 1 February 2008 Applied Research Note 2

Poverty alleviation through tourism: a case study from Paraguay

by Daniel Peak

Poverty alleviation through tourism has practiced by developing countries since the 1960s. However it is only in the last 10 years that it has become an academic discipline. Much like the terms “eco tourism” and “sustainability” many academics debate what actually constitutes pro poor tourism. This document gives a synopsis on the work to date in Paraguay with the Canadian International Development Agency. The paper explains the project and explores the difficulties of setting up sustainable tourism in a country with social inequity and political instability.

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