Mass Tourism Kenya Case Study

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What percentage of Kenya's employment comes from tourism?
11%
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Why do people visit Kenya?
Mombassa-white sandy beaches, safari-'The Big Five', 20 degrees+ climate and year round sunshine, scenery-(mountains, beaches, Savannah,coral reefs), fascinating tribal culture
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How many people visit kenya every year?
over 700,000
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How much of Kenya's earnings from tourism actually go towards local people?
15%
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What is the Kenya Wildlife Service planning to improve accessibility for tourists?
1) build air strips in Ruma National Park and Mount Elgon National park 2) Spend £8million on improving roads, bridges and airstrips
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What happened in 2009 which made it cheaper for tourists to visit Kenya?
Visa Fees for adults were cut by 50% and were scrapped for children under 16
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How is Kenya trying to reduce the negative impacts of tourism?
1) Promoting walking or horseback tours over vehicle safari to preserve vegertation 2) Encourage alternative less damaging activities eg. climbing and white water rafting
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What is 'Magical Kenya'?
An advertising campaign launched by Kenya's tourist board and Ministry of Tourism
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How and What have been damaged in the Malindi Marine National Park?
Coral reefs have been damaged from anchoring tourist boats
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What is one example of how wildlife have been affected by tourism?
Cheetahs have changed their hunting behaviour to avoid crowds
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How many Kenyans worked in the tourist industry in 2003?
219,000
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How is the Maasai culture preserved by tourists?
Traditional Dancing is often displayed for tourists
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