Can investing in tourism alleviate poverty?

Economic Impacts of Private Tourism

This study assesses the potential impacts of private investments in the hotel industry in Jamaica, looking at GDP, employment generation, poverty, and inequality. You will learn:  

  • How a $600 million private investment in the hotel industry in Jamaica could impact the economy and reduce poverty.
  • About the positive impact that private tourism investment can have on GDP, employment and household consumption.
  • How an increase in private sector investment in tourism, combined with an increase in foreign tourism demand, could reduce poverty in Jamaica by 0.3 percentage points.

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