A Book Review of Tourism, Poverty and Development by Andrew Holden


Andrew Holden’s book titled “Tourism, Poverty and Development [1] gives a solid introduction of how a pro poor tourism agenda can be used to alleviate poverty and propel development in Least Developing Countries (LDCs). The book uses case studies to paint a picture of the prevailing conditions in LDCs and how some countries are trying to use tourism as a stepping stone towards freeing themselves from economic and social bondage. The book also brings into question the motivation behind Bretton wood institutions and their halfhearted attempts to alleviate poverty in developing economies. Some of the drawbacks in this book include the lack of a holistic view of the African continent that primarily has a majority of LDCs especially with the lack of attention to North African countries and the status of poverty there.

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Riungu, G. (2015) A Book Review of Tourism, Poverty and Development by Andrew Holden. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-2. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1101446.

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[1] A. Holden (2013) Tourism, Poverty and Development. Routledge, New York.
[2] Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) (2009) The Chronic Poverty Report 2008-9: Escaping Poverty Traps. CPRC, Manchester.

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