I am often asked whether or not the local economic development principles which lie behind the Pro-Poor Tourism approach developed by the Pro-Poor Tourism Partnership (Caroline Ashley, Dilys Roe and myself) are applicable in the developed world. They are.
The problem is that we have very few examples of initiatives intended to benefit sole traders and small enterprises in the local economy through tourism. Two examples have recently crossed my desk. Take a look
In Wales there is a Rural Crafts & Skills Event. Penpont. Brecon 17th