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Introduction: In this project, I will be studying tourism in Kenya, its advantages, disadvantages and types and the impacts of the tourism. The project will be divided into different sections including a 6-day holiday guide and 6 diary entries about a trip to Kenya. Resources in Kenya: There are many resources that attract tourists to Kenya, the main one being that Kenya is very unique country. It has a varied landscape, spectacular wildlife and a very pleasant climate. There is amazing range of nature, including wonderful sandy beaches with palm trees and wonderful blue seas containing wild coral. The hotels are also of very high standard as they are usually managed by foreign investors. Origins Of Tourism: However tourism has not been a steady income for many people in Kenya. Some year's tourism has been booming but other years many people are left in serious trouble after poor tourism years. This is because the tourist industry is very delicate, and riots and war in the country makes it vey un-poplar, which leads to much less tourism. ...read more.


This figure further declined by 10.6 percent to stand at 894,300 persons in 1998. Visitor departures declined by 5.7 percent from 980.8 thousand to 924.7 thousand in 1997. By 1998, visitor departures stood at 894.3 thousand. Visitors to parks and game reserves declined by 8.3 percent in 1997 and 20.9 percent in 1998 while visitors to museums, snake park and other historical sites also registered decline from 758.8 thousand in 1996 to 588.1 thousand in 1997. Hotel bed-nights occupied as well as available hotel capacity recorded declines of 42.7 percent and 16.2 percent respectively in 1998 as compared to 1997. Advantages And Disadvantages of Tourism: The Advantages: 1. Tourism provides direct employment in hotels, bars and other tourist venues. Indirect employment is the people employed, for example, a builder to build a hotel or a farmer to harvest food for the hotel. 2. To make the country more attractive to holiday seekers many improvements have been made. These include new and better roads, railways and telephone system 3. Tourism is Kenya's highest export earner, which helps many people live a higher standard of life. ...read more.


Sustainable Tourism: To make tourism worth it and more successful for Kenya without harming the country in the long-term, the tourism must be sustainable. A good way of doing this is to use Ecotourism. Ecotourism encourages people to come to Kenya to appreciate the natural environment without damaging it. Local people also get to make important decisions for themselves. Kenya must not get stuck in the trap of the tourist cycle (see below). However tourism is now spreading through the whole of Kenya and there are many concerns about the less protected areas. The tourism needs management everywhere to enforce the regulations and keep things working the way they should be. However effective management doesn't normally come into effect until serious damage has been done. However there is an exception - Antarctica. However it could be a while until Kenya has effective management in control. At the moment the Masai controls the laws and regulations but if the tour guides offer them a bribe, the Masai workers are likely to turn a blind eye and let the tour guide drive off road to et closer to the animals. A management scheme would prevent this from happening. ...read more.

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