Literature on the links between tourism development and poverty alleviation is surprisingly fragmented. A new model, the Tourism-Poverty Interdependence Diamond (TPID), from Dr. Jorge Ridderstaat and Dr. Xiaoxiao Fu, UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, offers a tool to unravel the complexities of this relationship. Using Honduras as a case study, this new approach clearly shows that tourism development can impact poverty, and highlights that poverty can also impact tourism development, with the links ranging from direct to indirect.
Ridderstaat J., Fu, X., Lin, B., 2022. A framework for understanding the nexus between tourism development and poverty: Application to Honduras. Tourism Management, 93. 104620. doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2022.104620
Ridderstaat, Jorge; Fu, Xiaoxiao; and Lin, Bingna
"Unravelling the Tourism–Poverty Nexus,"
Rosen Research Review: Vol. 4:
1, Article 9.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/rosen-research-review/vol4/iss1/9