On one hand, poverty tourism changes the representation of the slums forming a basis to fight poverty (Tourism concern 2020). Alternatively, critiques show that the activity is exploitative of poor people and does not improve the understanding of the complicated issues (Tourism concern 2020). In the area of residence, slum tourism brings people together and introduces new virtues in slums. Thereby it can be embraced as a positive tool for change.
Tourism concern. (2020). Who Benefits from Slum Tourism? Retrieved from https://www.tourismconcern.org.uk/who-benefits-from-slum-tourism/