Pro-poor tourism, climate change and sustainable development
Peeters, P. (2009) Pro-poor tourism, climate change and sustainable development. Tourism Recreation Research, 34 (2), 203-205.
The critical probe on pro-poor tourism by Scheyvens is most welcome, as it asks generally the right questions which should have been answered long ago to substantiate the common optimistic views of governments and tourism officials. A generally overlooked problem of scale is that of the impact of pro-poor tourism (PPT) on climate change. This is also the case in the probe. Therefore, in my reaction to the probe, I will not only try to show why PPT is at odds with sustainable development, but also why the opposition against mitigating climate change of tourism by some PPT proponents may lead to an increase of poverty.
Keywords: Pro-poor tourism; climate change
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