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This study examines the main characteristics of the tourism product in Kenya vis-à-vis the changing trends in global tourism market demands. It is argued that the underlying cause of the recent poor performance of the tourism industry relates to the nature of the country's tourism product. Over the ...

Author(s)
Akama, J. S.; Ondimu, K. I.
Publisher
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong, China
Citation
Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 2001, 6, 1, pp 56-62
Abstract

Kenya's national parks form the pillar of the country's tourism industry. Over one million international tourists visit Kenya annually to partake in wildlife safari and other forms of nature-based tourism. However in recent years, the country's tourism industry has shown increasing signs of poor...

Author(s)
Akama, J. S.; Kieti, D. M.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2003, 24, 1, pp 73-81
Abstract

Kenya's national parks and game reserves form the pillar of the country's tourism industry, and wildlife viewing and safari tourism are significant generators of income and foreign exchange. The promulgation of pioneer national parks in Kenya in the mid-20th century followed colonial practices of...

Author(s)
Akama, J. S.; Maingi, S.; Camargo, B. A.
Publisher
Centre for Tourism Research & Development, Lucknow, India
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 2011, 36, 3, pp 281-291
Abstract

This study uses the case study of Kenya, Africa to analyse the role of government in the development of tourism in the Third World. Usually, government involvement in the development of tourism reflects on the uniqueness and peculiarity of the tourism industry. By its nature, the development and...

Author(s)
Akama, J. S.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2002, 4, 1, pp 1-13
Abstract

This paper looks at issues surrounding sustainable tourism as a tool for local socio-economic development in Kenya, using the case study of Mombasa Resort Town. Illustrated by primary data from field interviews and surveys in Mombasa, backed by secondary data, it finds that due to the nature of the ...

Author(s)
Akama, J. S.; Kieti, D.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2007, 15, 6, pp 735-748
Abstract

This chapter traces the origins of wildlife safari tourism in Kenya from the colonial period to the present. It identifies the underlying political and economic factors that have, over the years, influenced the development of wildlife safari tourism in the country as they relate to neocolonialism...

Author(s)
Akama, J. S.
Publisher
Routledge, London, UK
Citation
Tourism and postcolonialism: contested discourses, identities and representations, 2004, pp 140-152
Abstract

Kenya's tourism industry is relatively well developed (with first class hospitality establishments and tourist facilities that are juxtaposed in close proximity to pristine glistering tropical sand beaches and world renowned wildlife attractions in protected parks and reserves). Hence the country,...

Author(s)
Mayaka, M.; Akama, J. S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2007, 28, 1, pp 298-306
Abstract

This paper provides a social and ecological analysis of tourism development in Kenya and identifies possible solutions to the problems confronting the tourism industry in the country. These problems include the degradation and reduction of the quality of the tourism product; decreasing per capita ...

Author(s)
Akama, J. S.
Citation
Progress in Tourism and Hospitality Research, 1997, 3, 2, pp 95-105
Abstract

This paper provides a historical and contextual analysis of the evolution and development of tourism in Kenya. In order to put the evolution of tourism in Kenya in proper and broader context, the product life cycle model is used as an analytical tool. The model provides a conceptual framework to...

Author(s)
Akama, J. S.
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 1999, 7, 1, pp 6-25
Abstract

The paper provides an analysis concerning existing structural deficiencies and socioeconomic factors which impact on the efficacy of tourism as a tool for long-term sustainable development in Kenya. It also presents policy-related suggestions on alternative tourism strategy which can assist to...

Author(s)
Akama, J. S.
Citation
DPMN Bulletin, 2000, 7, 1, pp 13-18

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