Flashcards in Kenya- Mass Tourism Case Study Deck (20)
How many people visit Kenya per year?
Name three reasons for people visiting Kenya?
What is the big five?
What scenery does Kenya have?
What are the positive economic impacts of Tourism in Kenya?
In 2003 around 219000 people worked in the tourist industry
Tourism contributes to 15% of the country's Gross National Product
What are the negative economic impacts of tourism in Kenya?
Only 15% of the money earned through tourism goes to locals, most goes to big companies
Low paid / low skilled jobs
What are the positive social impacts of tourism in Kenya?
The culture and customs of the Maasai tribe are preserved as traditional dancing is often displayed for tourists
Afford health care and education for improved quality of life
What are the negative social impacts of tourism in Kenya?
Some Maasai tribe people were forced off their land to create national parks for tourists
Some muslims in Kenya are offended by the way female tourists dress
What are the positive environmental impacts of tourism in Kenya?
There are 23 national parks in Kenya. Tourists pay entry fees the money maintains national park and protects wildlife
Name a national park in Kenya?
Nairobi National Park
What are the negative environmental impacts of tourism in Kenya?
Safari vehicles destroy vegetation and cause soil erosion
Wild animals have been affected , changed behaviour to avoid crowds
Coral reefs in Malindi National Park have been damaged by tourists
How is Kenya trying to reduce the negative impacts of tourism?
Walking or horseback tours are being promoted over vehicle safaris to preserve vegetation
Alternative activities such as climbing and white water rafting are being encouraged
How is Kenya trying to maintain tourism 1 ?
Kenyas tourist board have launched an advertising campaign in Russia called 'magical Kenyans'
How is Kenya trying to maintain tourism 2?
Kenya Wildlife Service is planning to build airstrips to Ruma National Park and Mount Elgon National park to make it more accessible
Plans to spend 8 million improving roads bridges and airstrips
How is Kenya trying to maintain tourism 3?
Visa fees for adults were cut by 50% in 2009 to make it cheaper to visit and visa fees were scrapped for children under 16 to encourage family's to go
How many Kenyans were employed as guides?
How many Kenyans were indirectly employed?
How many Kenyans provide food or souvenirs?
How much do the Masai get paid for use of their land per year?