The  tourism  sector  can  contribute  to  poverty  reduction  both    in    a    direct    manner    (employment    in    tourism    enterprises;   supplying   goods   and   services   to   tourists   and    tourism    enterprises;    establishing/running    micro,    small    and    community-based    tourism    enterprises    by    people living in poverty), and in an indirect manner (using income   generated   tourism-related   taxes   and   fees   for   poverty  reduction  purposes;  voluntary  giving  by  tourists  and  tourism  enterprises  to  initiatives  addressing  poverty  reduction;   investments   in   infrastructure   stimulated   by   tourism  development  from  which  people  living  in  poverty  in a destination also benefit).

The¬† achievement¬† of¬† SDG¬† 1¬† through¬† the¬† lenses¬† of¬† tourism¬† requires¬† commitment¬† from¬† governments¬† and¬† the¬† private¬† sector¬†¬† at¬†¬† a¬†¬† national¬†¬† and¬†¬† local¬†¬† destination¬†¬† level,¬†¬† with¬†¬† relevant¬† policies¬† and¬† tools;¬† and¬† interventions¬† can¬† best¬† be¬† adopted¬† to¬† support¬† poor¬† and¬† vulnerable¬† communities,¬† with particular attention¬†¬† to¬†¬† women,¬†¬† minorities,¬†¬† disabled¬†¬† people,¬† and¬† the¬† elderly¬† and¬† young¬† people¬† ‚Äst all¬† of¬† whom¬† can engage effectively in the tourism sector¬†.

There are five targets within SDG 1 that are deemed to have a stronger and direct link for tourism to contribute to poverty eradication. These targets have been selected to base the potential project indicators.