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Issue 2: Raising industry standards

Weve all heard of the 5 star rating system for hotels and have a fairly good understanding of what it means.

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Issue 3: Ecotourism & Sustainable Tourism

In recent times, there has been a lot of interest in promotion of sustainable tourism and/or ecotourism. At the fifth meeting of Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP), held in Nairobi, 15-26th May 2000, a group of NGOs supporting sustainable tourism recommended, among other things, that the "COP should request Parties to document best practices on benefit sharing and sustainable tourism".

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Issue 4: Being Green keeps you out of the Red

"Green" What exactly is it? Apart from a colour, it is also common expression which means aking care of the environment or eing eco- friendly.

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Issue 5: Selenkay

An example of sustainable ecotourism in co-operation with a local community

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Issue 6: The New Face of Kenyas Tourism

If turnout at the launch of the ESOK Eco-rating Scheme in October 2002 is anything to go by, then the scheme is poised to have a great impact on Kenyas tourism industry.

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Issue 7: Did you know?

That the Ecotourism Society of Kenya (ESOK) was founded in 1996 to provide a unique forum where members and ecotourism stakeholders would articulate the concept of ecotourism and use this knowledge to improve practices in line with principles of sustainable tourism.

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Issue 8: Sustainable Ecotourism and Local Communities: Cooperation, Compromise or Conflict?

Local communities are significantly vulnerable to the deleterious impacts of tourism development, particularly indigenous cultures as they directly experience the socio-cultural impacts of tourism.

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Issue 9: Ecotourism - appreciating the concept

The Ecotourism Society of Kenya (ESOK) was founded in 1996 to provide a unique forum where members would come together to understand the concept of ecotourism and use this knowledge to improve performance in line with the principles of ecotourism.

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Issue 10: Private Sector Efforts for sustainable tourism in Kenya

When the Environment Management and Coordination Act (EMCA 1999) was enacted, the tourism industry saw in it an opportunity to save Kenyas wilderness areas from wanton developments.

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Issue 11: Retracing the Ecopath: 2005 Ecotourism Conference

The 2005 National Ecotourism Conference concluded with remarkable resolutions on how to advance Kenyas ecotourism. Participants unreservedly concurred that there is a difference between ecotourism and conventional tourism.

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Issue 16: Kenyas premier Gold Eco-rated lodges

Basecamp Masai Mara, Campi ya Kanzi and Malewa River Lodge are Kenyas first tourist accommodation facilities to attain Gold Eco-rating in the Eco-rating Scheme...

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Issue 18:Climate Change, High stakes for tourism industry

This October, Ecotourism Kenya broke new ground by pioneering debate on climate change and tourism in Kenya at the 2007 National Ecotourism Conference

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Issue 19: Ecotourism and People Empowerment

Probable the best way to appreciate ecotourism is to experience what goes on behind the exquisitely designed lodges, the great service, the personal attention to guests and the serene environment.

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Issue 20: Travellers Philanthropy: No contribution is too small – everyone makes a difference

The philosophy that tourism is the single largest means of transfer of wealth from rich to poor nations has been made real for many rural communities through traveller’s philanthropy.

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Issue 22: Promoting Green Tourism in Urban Areas

Applying the practices of ecotourism to an urban environment is a relatively new concept but a concept that merits development in multiple cities including Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu in Kenya

Roselyn Oketch, Prof.

 Issue 23: Magical Kenya - the missing link
When it comes to ecotourism, Kenya is a leader too. Kenya was the first African country to establish an Ecotourism Society, the first to set up a certification scheme to evaluate performance of hotels/lodges based on eco-principles and hence among the first countries to lend credence to the concept of ecotourism through practice.

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