Effective tourism development strategies require systemic thinking and comprehensive investment portfolio strategies regarding the tourism industry as a whole, i.e. going beyond investing in hotels, but also including transportation infrastructure, catering, restaurants, safe water, financial system etc. The destination countries need to review their tourism value & supply chains and identify structural impediments to the full utilization of their tourism assets and facilities. This paper shows how Least Developed Countries (LDCs) can define their tourism sector development and suggests a framework which can be used by a LDC to assess its tourism development potential. It can also be used by potential investors interested in investing in an LDC’s tourism sector who need to understand the broader context of doing business in LDCs.
Raymond Saner, Lichia Yiu and Mario Filadoro
Tourism development has been identified by the government of Lesotho, the International Monetary Fund as well as the United Nations World Tourism Organization as a sector that can reduce poverty as well as absorb many low or semi-skilled labour. Boosting the tourism sector in the Kingdom will inevitably work towards alleviating poverty in the Kingdom overall. This chapter applies a case approach in order to illustrate potential investment opportunities and tourism performance improvements in an existing ski resort in Lesotho.
Lichia Yiu & Raymond Saner with Marcus Raphael Lee
Alger, le 16 mai 2006, Prof. Dr Raymond Saner, Directeur, CSEND-Genève, Genève, le 20 mai 2006.Observations générales : Les participants étaient nombreux et les échanges entre intervenants et participants offraient d’excellentes opportunités de comparer concepts et stratégies visant à développer le secteur du tourisme de l’Algérie en particulier et des pays de la région en général.
Tourism is a significant contributor to GDP, employment and to the international appreciation of a country and its culture – regardless of its level of development. This policy analysis seeks to assist the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in harnessing development opportunities by providing a comprehensive overview of existing international development instruments, i.e., Diagnostic Trade Integration Studies (DTISs) and their Action Matrices, Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs), and reviewing their alignment with the national tourism development strategies, investment policies and tourism related trade arrangements.