Case Study: Mass tourism in Kenya

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4 main tourist attractions in Kenya
Beaches, Game parks, Mt Kenya and the equator
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4 main attractions of safaris
Seeing animals in their natural habitats, see the 'big' 5, life enriching experience and hiking
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4 main attractions of Mombasa
Beautiful beaches sheltered by palm trees, 240 different species of fish, bazaars and coral reefs
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Why is tourism so important to Kenya?
It helps to close the trade gap of US$1800 by US$850
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4 economic positives
US$1billion/year earned, 15% of gross domestic product are tourist revenue, high employment, minimum wage £3
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3 social positives
High employment, development of culture, tourist money goes towards school fees
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An environmental positive
Game parks are paid for by tourists which can protect animals
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5 economic issues
Varying number of visitors, money goes to government instead of locals. all inclusive deals go to tourist company not the area, pay isn't high enough to support a family and asking to for a raise/refusing to work for low wages means you get fired
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4 social issues
Conflict with locals - destruction of crops and injuries to locals by game park animals. can't support family on low wages and drivers take money away from tribesman, tourist attractions cut off villagers supply to water
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4 environment issues
Damage to coral reefs - anchors and take pieces home, decline in wildlife numbers, damage to game parks by tourist vehicles, poaching is ignored due to underpaid officials
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4 main attractions of safaris

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Seeing animals in their natural habitats, see the 'big' 5, life enriching experience and hiking

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4 main attractions of Mombasa

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Why is tourism so important to Kenya?

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4 economic positives

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