First published in 1999, this book is a contribution to the debate on tourism and Third World development. The general goal of the study is to assess whether tourism is a viable development strategy for Africa, using the example of Kenya. More specifically, the book assesses the contribution of tourism in development; documents the development of tourism in Kenya; examines the outcomes of international tourism on the environment and society in Kenya; examines the response of Kenyan communities to international tourism; and makes recommendations for alternative tourism strategies with applicability to other African countries.
Table of Contents
1. International Tourism and Africa. 2. Tourism and Development in Africa. 3. Kenya’s Biophysical and Social Environment. 4. Tourism in Kenya. 5. The Structure of Kenya’s Tourism Industry. 6. Change and Challenge of Unplanned Tourism Development. 7. Alternative Tourism and Sustainable Development. 8. Regional Cooperation in Tourism. 9. Tourism and African Development: Conclusion.