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International Tourism: The Main Issues Affecting the Sector By Student’s Name Student’s ID Number Module Title and Number Name of Professor/ Tutor Date of Submission International Tourism: The Main Issues Affecting the Sector Introduction Some of the important issues affecting world tourism relate to the economic repercussions from the global recession, the threat of world-wide terrorism, and the outcomes on socio-economic progress both locally and globally.
There are greater challenges to the ecology and environment of the tourism destination with increased tourist activities in developing nations. Climate change, and global warming create potential long term consequences on tourism. Conservation and protection of natural resources and wildlife habitats form an important part of the agenda. Similarly, sustainable solutions have to be undertaken to reduce the increased environmental pollution caused by growing tourist traffic. Bhatia (2006) reiterates that it is vital for authorities at the local and national levels to carry out destination planning, management, and marketing strategies, and ensure international cooperation. Thesis Statement: The purpose of this paper is to consider the main issues affecting the international tourism sector, and examine how these have challenged conventional forms of tourist activity. Tourism in Kenya will be investigated as a case study, to assess the implications of a responsible tourism agenda, and its implementation. ...
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