What are the advantages/ disadvantages of tourism and the way forward for Kenya?
What is it for Kenya? <ul><li>Tourism is a form of economic colonialism </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism raises the standard of living </li></ul>
Sort the advantages and disadvantages exercise into.... <ul><li>i. advantages and disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>ii. then environmental, economic and social / cultural ...... </li></ul>
What is “eco-tourism”? Eco-tourism aims to... Minimise damage to the environment - recycling Help social justice, buys food locally Be “environmentally friendly” Protect wildlife Help to generate income and employment for LOCAL people Protect the well-being of local people Limit and control the number of tourists in an area Promote conservation Uses renewable energy, e.g. solar power
Working towards sustainable tourism in Kenya - KIGIO CONSERVANCY - An example of ECOTOURISM <ul><li>Kigio Conservancy was set up in 1997 on an old beef / dairy ranch with the aim of providing a wildlife sanctuary and a sustainable eco-tourism destination. </li></ul><ul><li>The accommodation at Kigio is in "cottages" built of mud, timber and thatch, using local and reclaimed materials and methods. The furniture is built from re-claimed timber from the ground and there is no electricity, oil lamps are instead used. </li></ul>
Kigio has a number of ecotourism activities it is involved in: <ul><li>- partnerships with local communities - helping to fund and work on community projects </li></ul><ul><li>- provides links with local schools to schools in the UK, raising money for new classrooms and other projects (e.g. water tanks) </li></ul><ul><li>- partnerships with conservation organisations such as the Tusk Trust - which has involved setting up conservation centre for use by local schools and providing sustainable development education for local communities </li></ul><ul><li>- employs local people - e.g. guides and other workers </li></ul><ul><li>- conservation activities - e.g. looking after orphaned wildlife - e.g. 2003 relocation of giraffe into the area - including a baby giraffe from the Karen Blixen Giraffe Orphanage in Nairobi . </li></ul>