REASONS WHY KENYANS TOURISM INDUSTRY IS MORE DEVELOPED THAN THAT OF OTHER EAST AFRICAN COUNTRIES
Kenya is endowed with a variety of beautiful scenery in form of coastal land forms, volcanic features as well as coastal towns like Mombasa which attracts many tourists.
Kenya has had a longer period of political stability which has attracted more tourists than Uganda and Tanzania.
Kenya has various National parks and game reserves like Tsavo National Park that are well distributed throughout the country hence attracting a large number of tourists.
Kenyas national parks are blessed with many well trained guides who encourage more tourists to go to Kenya.
Kenya has a well established Hotel industry that is well managed and services are of high standards than in other East African countries.
The government of Kenya through the Kenya Tourist Development Co-operation ensures strict wildlife preservation programs and laws which ensures continuity of the activity.
Kenya has a well developed transport system in terms of roads, railways and air transport making it easy for the tourists to move within the country.
A lot of research is carried out by the Kenya Tourism Development Co-operation in terms of checking the population of animals and birds in National parks and Game reserves as well as improving the management of the entire tourism industry.
Kenya lies along the coast of East Africa which is easily accessible by the tourists from Europe, Asia and U.S.A.
Kenya introduced a new system of travel known as package holiday since 1970 which ensures that tourists are given subsidized rates hence attracting many more.
Kenya is found in east Africa and it is the most important destination for tourism with tourism attractions around Mombasa coastal areas, Malinda, Indian oceans, lake Nakuru, Nairobi museum, Tsavo national parks, Amboseli, and culture like Maasai culture
the following are factors which favour development of tourism in Kenya
improved marketing and advertisement by using the internet, trade shows, magazine, t shirt and newspaper
Kenya is strategically located at the coast of Indian ocean leading to development of ports like Mombasa, Malinda and easy movement of tourists from European middle east using cheap water transport
relief features giving beautiful scenery for exploration like coral reefs at Mombasa and for sports and games like climbing mount Kenya
presence of historical sites for preservation of cultures and traditions attracting tourists for exploration and education and research like fort Jesus, Nairobi museum, Malinda port and maasai culture
presence of urban centres with economic activities, entertainment centres, better social services, infrastructure in nairobi, Kisumu Mombasa
improved transport and communication like using Kenya airways, Mombasa port, safari com this helps in marketing and communication
presence of population which can speak multiple languages like English, Arabic and French
improved accommodation like hotels, apartment and guest houses
political stability and security helping in attracting investors and tourists and diverting resources to tourism development.
supportive government policies like giving loan to the the people involved in tourism activities, helping in construction of infrastructures and maintaining political stability.
presence of tropical climate which attract tourists from cold areas such as Iceland, Greenland and Canada
good international relation and regional cooperation attracting many tourists
availability of land gazetted for tourism in areas with sparse population like tsavo national parks, nakuru and Malinda
presence of skilled and unskilled labour working on hotels, tour companies and beaches