Indian Inclusive Tourism Anti-Poverty Model and Its Enlightenment for China

Zhizhang WANG, Yang LUO


The tourism has become the one of the biggest economic support industries under the background of integration with the global economy in 21st century. As a big tourist destination country, India has created the most jobs by tourism industry in the world with substantial support of government. And also, India has been exploring the path of poverty reduction and achieving some success on pro-poor tourism. Based on the theory of inclusive growth and the case study of India, the paper discusses the enlightenment and innovation of its tourism antipoverty model and proposes the model of inclusive tourism. This model is based on the construction of support system by five aspects: state power sector, local governments, tourism-related businesses, civil society organizations, public opinion assessment. These five aspects are interactions and linkages to build a support system to help poor people get rid of poverty.


On-equilibrium development; Inclusive tourism; Tourism antipoverty; Social equity

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