Poverty Alleviation and Women Empowerment through Tourism Development – an Explorative Study of Model Ventures

  • Priyakrushna Mohanty Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India
  • Anu Chandran Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India
Keywords: tourism, women empowerment, feminization of poverty, sustainable development, gender


Although research on tourism, poverty alleviation and women empowerment are being carried out extensively, integrative studies linking all three aspects are scant. This paper is an attempt to bridge the existing gap in the literature by connecting the concepts of tourism-driven poverty alleviation and gender empowerment through tourism and feminization of poverty.


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