The tourism value chain

Analysis and practical approaches for development cooperation projects

Sustainable and responsible tourism can be used as a versatile instrument for sustainable development in international development cooperation. The approach presented in this hand book is based on the proactive design and management of tourism value chains in partner destinations.

The more money tourists spend, and the more of that money stays in the region, the more regional value is added. This simple formula gives rise to two fundamental strategies for promoting regional tourism value added: increasing turnover from tourism or increasing the proportion of regional value added in relation to overall value added. Both strategies open up a broad range of impactful development interventions.