Mass Tourism - Case Study

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  • Created on: 17-04-14 09:27
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  • Mass Tourism Kenya
    • East Africa
    • 700 000 visitors per year
    • Economic Impacts
      • Tourism is 15% GNP
      • 2003 - 219 000 worked in tourism industry
      • Only 15% of money earned goes to locals
    • Environmental Impacts
      • 23 National Parks with entry fees
      • Money used to maintain the parks and protect wildlife
      • Safaris destroy vegetation and soil erosion
      • Wild animals change their ways to avoid crowds
      • Coral reefs damaged by tourists boat anchoring
    • Reducing Negative Impacts
      • Walking and Horseback tours being promoted - preserve vegetation
      • Alternative activities - less damaging to the environment
    • Maintaining Tourism
      • Tourism campaign in Russia called  'Magical Kenya'
      • Kenya Wildlife Service will build airstrips to make more accessible - £8 million
      • Visa fees  cut by 50% and scrapped for U18 in 2009 - cheaper

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