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Sustainable Tourism - Kenya is in Africaand is becoming a popular holiday destination with tourists and the number of advantages have increased and also the number of disadvantages.

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Sustainable Tourism Kenya is in Africa and is becoming a popular holiday destination with tourists and the number of advantages have increased and also the number of disadvantages. There are more advantages for the local community to work and earn money but there are also the large tourist companies which are taking a large chunk of the country's money out of the country via leakage. In this report I will recommend how to improve the disadvantages and to maximize the advantages for the income and welfare of Kenyan local communities and environments to keep sustainable tourism in Kenya. The Tour Companies The tour companies are responsible for the package holidays, and making them up, deciding what to include in them and whether they are suitable. Tour companies need to make sure the packages they use are environmentally friendly and will be sustainable for the future. More and more people are visiting Kenya and want to go on safaris and get as close to the animals as they can, so the tour company drivers go off the track so they can get close to the animals and please the tourists. ...read more.

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The energy used to power the hotels and cars would ideally be renewable, the hotels can be powered by solar panels or wind power to ease up on the using non-renewable fuels as they take millions of years to grow and the world uses the fuels much faster than they grow. It will help keep the tourist industry in Kenya sustainable if they invest in one of the new ways to power hotels with renewable energy sources. The Host Government The host government sets the rules and regulations and they run all the national parks. The government trains the staff who run the parks and also charge the tour companies and tourists to use their facilities. "We hope tourism will continue through Kenya, and that many more people get to enjoy the luxury surroundings and see the wonderful wild animals of Kenya. We do not want Kenya to become too overcrowded with tourists though; therefore I think we should set up some rules and regulations." I recommend that there is a constant check on how many people are using the facilities at Kenya. Hot air balloon rides and safari trips have been recommend regulations that they should enforce to maintain a safe, sustainable environment for everyone to enjoy. ...read more.

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I recommend that if you want to keep the animals there for you to see then put your rubbish in the bin or if there is not one wait, keep it in your pocket and put it in the bin when you get back to your hotel. In doing this it will keep the environment sustainable for others to enjoy. Make sure you respect the local community after all this is their home that you are intruding in. Remember to think about how you dress and behave towards yourself, others, and the environment. It is important to behave appropriately so the environment is kept sustainable and the people happy. For example if you see flowers do not pick them, they are not food for other animals, and other people would like to have a chance to see them. Conclusion In conclusion I think that it is best for the tourist companies and the host government to try and involve the local people as much as possible. By using local people for staff, food suppliers and souvenir sellers, the country is ensuring that as much money is made and stays in the country instead of being lost through leakage. This would be sustainable tourism as the environment and people are being treated with respect and will be there in the future. ...read more.

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Overall this is a general overview of the factors that could make tourism in Kenya more sustainable. It would be strengthened significantly by the incorporation of specific examples from around Kenya.
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