• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8
  9. 9
  10. 10
  11. 11
  12. 12
  13. 13
  14. 14

This piece of coursework is based on the tourism industry in less economically developed countries (L.E.D.C), using Kenya as an example.

Extracts from this document...


HOLIDAYS TO FAR OFF PLACES OR EXOTIC LOCATIONS ARE BECOMING MORE POPULAR. DESCRIBE THE REASONS FOR GROWTH OF SUCH HOLIDAYS AND USING THE EXAMPLE OF A LESS ECONOMICAL DEVELOPED COUNTRY, OUTLINE THE PHYSICAL, CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF THE GROWTH OF TOURISM AND SUGGEST WHAT COULD BE DONE TO LIMIT THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF INCREASING TOURISM AND ENSURE THAT SUCH GROWTH IS SUSTAINABLE IN SUCH PLACES. BY SNITA LAL Introduction This piece of coursework is based on the tourism industry in less economically developed countries (L.E.D.C). I am going to explain why many exotic holiday destinations are becoming more and more popular with tourists and what effects are occurring to the culture of that land. I will use Kenya as my case study to demonstrate these effects. People in general are going on more holidays because overall people are wealthier and can afford to go. Tourism has increased because the average monthly manual wage in 2002 is 50 times more of that in 1950. In 1950 it was �23.28 and now it is �1,203.40 the reason for such a big increase is because of inflation. YEAR AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE 1973 �32 2001 �380 There is much more leisure time available this is because of the shorter working hours. People have longer holidays which can be booked at any time during the year. Most employers give their employees 4 weeks paid holidays, which gives them an opportunity to go further for their holidays. Improved transport is available and airfare has decreased to a now affordable payment. A ticket to New York from London is a fifth of the monthly wage now in 2002. This is because aeroplanes can now carry more people and use less fuel, which brings down the cost of airfare. Planes can travel further and faster than any other mode of transport. Better holiday resorts have been opened to attract more people. ...read more.


These hotels have been built for tourists so they contain swimming pools, bars etc...The land that has been cleared for hotels destroys many species and habitats. Maasai people have been forced to move out of their natural habitat so that parks can be set up for tourists to go around and look at the wildlife. They have been forced to move out of their traditional areas to outer regions and have received no compensation for this. They have also begun to sell and make jewellery to tourists. Local towns in Kenya are generally Muslims and tourists don't respect their customs so and they wear fewer clothes. This is seen to be disgraceful and disrespectful to the Islamic town. Also they have brought lack of moral value, alcohol, drugs and prostitution. The transport in the country has changed vastly to satisfy the tourists. Airports have been built; there are a total o seven airports in Kenya today. More roads have been built and the road networks have grown because tourists want to travel to different areas for sight seeing during their stay. The employment has increased because of the amount of jobs that have been created due to the increase in tourism. Many new jobs are created in hotels, safari divers, tour guides, cleaners, managers etc... The national income of the country has increased so more improvements can be made the country. Increase in trade also brings in more money. This allows more money to be spent on facilities such as education and training for more doctors and nursing. Kenya is still a L.E.D.C because its GNP (Gross National Product) is still only $270 per person per year. The trade per person is �110 and the life expectancy is quite low at 54 years. The country is still categorized as an L.E.D.C but it has improved over the last couple years because of the money made from tourism. ...read more.


YEARS Over the next 10 years I think that the level of tourists traveling to Kenya will start to decrease rapidly. I think this because the country isn't doing anything to prevent the damages occurring and tourists will not be attracted to the country as much and will begin to travel elsewhere other than Kenya. The problems that might arise during this time are things like the country will not be able to support the people. National parks that rely solely depend on the money from the tourist industry will not be able to cope and will have to shut down and people will go out of business. The workers will not be able to have a dependable source of income and will go broke and will not be able to support their families. The country depends on this money a lot and they desperately need it. If tourism deceased many people will be out of jobs and hotels and bas will become bankrupt. But on the other hand if tourism did decrease it will allow the country to repair all the damages and let the ground become rich again and let the animals mate so numbers will begin to increase. Then the country might experience an increase in tourist but more gradually and then they could keep these restriction to help the environment to stay as it is. If these new ways of helping the country are introduced it could have an opposite effect on the tourists. They may not like the things that are restricted and might not go to Kenya this could then cause a decrease in the tourism level. The tourists may be put off by all the restrictions and see that they are not getting what they wanted. For example they go out on safaris to see the animals up close but this will not be possible if the 25-meter rule was being followed. Overall Kenya needs to protect the most valuable assets in the country from dying out or getting ruined if they want to keep the essential money coming in from the tourist industry. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Global Interdependence & Economic Transition section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Global Interdependence & Economic Transition essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Investigating Travel & Tourism

    5 star(s)

    at least one car and now there is an estimate of 20 million cars in the UK The effect of households having access to cars is that it can encourage travel in the UK. It is a lot easier to go by car to places than other forms of transport around the UK and this will increase the domestic tourism.

  2. Assess the extent to which Trans National Corporations (TNCs) have a positive impact ...

    industries and more and more factories and businesses will be set up to provide for the growing needs of the consumers. The main economic benefit of TNC's on developed countries is based on the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) which is when a company from one country makes a physical investment into a building or factory in another country.

  1. The Impact of Transnational Corporations on Less Economically Developed Countries

    The government will probably supply money for the transport links as well, due to the increasing amount of money coming into the country. The increased amount of money made by the country can also be used for many other things.

  2. Geography Coursework Keswick

    * They provide on information service * They encourage suitable developments * The refuse permission for unsuitable buildings * The lake district is the largest National park in England * It is 885 square miles in size * There is 11 National parks in England * There are 1800 rules

  1. Development of the leisure and recreation industry

    Improved Mobility Since the 1970's mobility has increased, this is as a result of the improved transport systems and mass production of private vehicles. The transport systems can range from Trains through to aeroplanes. All modes of transport have become slightly more affordable in relation to earnings and new technology allows them to more comfortable and appealing.

  2. sustainable tourism in kenya

    It is a decentralised industry capable of diversifying regional economies. (iv) It is a relatively non-pollutant industry which if properly managed, can contribute to the conservation and promotion of our natural and cultural heritage; (v) Tourism is an important vehicle for promoting cultural exchanges that enhance international understanding and goodwill among peoples of the world.

  1. Discuss the alternative methods that developing countries might use to overcome the difficulties that ...

    as they have much weaker economies. There are a number of reasons why LEDC's are underdeveloped and have weak economies, which I will now describe. Many people in LEDC's survive on subsistent farming. This results in very little money being invested into the economy and this is one of the

  2. Geography GCSE Welsh board Coursework

    The east window contains 15th century stained glass, depicting red and white stripes and three stars, the arms of John Washington who was an ancestor of George Washington, the first president of America. The geology and topography of the land defined the first use of the locality now known as Bowness.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work