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  1. 1. MASS TOURISM IN KENYA
  2. 2. OVERVIEW <ul><li>What is mass tourism? </li></ul><ul><li>Effects of mass tourism in Kenya; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sociocultural. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Steps that can be taken to reduce negative impacts of mass tourism </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is mass tourism? <ul><li>Mass tourism is defined as the transport of large numbers of people in a short space of time to places of leisure interest and it started as a result of;Improvements in infrastructure and when a greater number of people started to enjoy the benefit of their leisure time. </li></ul>
  4. 4. POSITIVE ECONOMIC IMPACTS <ul><li>Increase of income of the host region. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase of foreign exchange earnings. </li></ul><ul><li>Generates employment. </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulates investment. </li></ul><ul><li>Contributes to the balance of payments. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase of tax revenue. </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement of infrastructure. </li></ul>
  5. 5. NEGATIVE ECONOMIC IMPACTS <ul><li>Inflationary pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>Structural changes. </li></ul><ul><li>Over dependance on tourism. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase of prices. </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure costs. </li></ul><ul><li>Seasonal character of jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>Investment priorities. </li></ul>
  6. 6. SOCIOCULTURAL IMPACTS <ul><li>Undesirable activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration effect-copying. </li></ul><ul><li>Racial tension-conflicts. </li></ul><ul><li>Servile attitude. </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling of inferiority. </li></ul><ul><li>Financial dislocation. </li></ul><ul><li>Too rapid change in local ways of life. </li></ul>
  7. 7. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS <ul><li>Pollution of the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to Congestion and overcrowding. </li></ul><ul><li>Lead to erosion of soil. </li></ul><ul><li>Unsightly buildings and hotels. </li></ul><ul><li>Damage or disturbance of wildlife. </li></ul>
  8. 8. STEPS THAT CAN BE TAKEN <ul><li>The government should come up with an alternative form of tourism i.e ecotourism. </li></ul><ul><li>The government should also adopt a policy on ecotourism. </li></ul><ul><li>The government should also encourage community participation in ecotourism. </li></ul><ul><li>There should also be community initiatives in wildlife-based tourism. </li></ul>
  9. 9. THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR ATTENSION! AND I NOW WELCOME YOUR QUESTIONS ???

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