What is fueling exclusion of coastal communities from tourism benefits? The Blue Economy and Sustainable Coastal tourism is the focus of Issue 9 of Sustainable Tourism Report East Africa. It remains a concern why coastal destinations in East Africa have been slow to embrace sustainable tourism. It is even a bigger concern if the big talk about the Blue economy will make a difference.
Many coastal communities in East Africa are poor despite the coastal areas being top tourist attractions. What is fueling the exclusion of these communities from tourism? In Kenya for example, Counties in Kenya’s coast are among the poorest in the country.
In November, Kenya will host a global Blue economy conference? Where is the voice of the host community i this conference. We need to get the discussions from the Board / conference rooms to beach/ grass rooms.
we would like to feature your research, programs and any works being done to make coastal tourism sustainable. Also tell us about the challenges and innovative soltions to these challenges.
Deadline for submissions is 15th September 2018. Guidelines for submission can be found on our website http://www.sttakenya.org