oa East African Geographical Review - Evolution of tourist regions in East Africa

Volume 1970, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1937-6812



All the Governments in East Africa recognize practically the significance of tourism. And the industry will never return to the dark days of indifference when its activities were a part-time occupation, in which neither the colonial governments nor our people took a serious interest. But only rational developmental programme and activities will lead the travel trade on to a bright future. No wonder, therefore, that all the three Governments recognize the need to assess the potential of the tourist attractions, the degree and direction to which they have been developed, and the service and related facilities available to satisfy the visitors who come. And, certainly, those attractions must be conserved through planned development. Therefore, in the light of the bright prospects forecast in world tourism1, a planned development which involves a concerted effort in all relevant fronts could uplift East African tourism to staggering heights by the end of the 1970s.

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