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Innovation Infusion - Dr. Jarkko Saarinen: Review and Reflection

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on February 26, 2015 - 10:06pm


On Jan 27, 2015, Dr. Jarkko Saarinen, from the Finish University of Oulu, gave a public presentation on the topic: Tourism, Leisure and Poverty: Searching for Responsibility in Sustainability Tourism Development. He points out that even though tourism has been regarded as a method to alleviate poverty around the globe, the fact is host communities don’t necessarily benefit from the mainstream tourists, due to a series of reasons, such as the revenues dominated by a few companies and retention of poverty and underdevelopment as an attraction for international tourists.