Why Community Tourism

Efficacy of Tourism in Poverty Alleviation 

A number of factors have enabled the poor to be in a position to rake a few benefits here and there; those factors are as outline below;

a) Tourism is the only export consumed at the point of production. It is the only export that Wajiku can participate in 100%.

b) Tourism is labour intensive offering unique job opportunities to women and the your who are often sidelines in the market economy;

c) Tourism has big multiplier effects,

d) Tourism enterprises require low capital to initiate,

e) Tourism is the leading foreign currency earner for Kenya and is projected to sustain the growth for a while longer;

f ) The government has been calling for tourism diversification,

g) Government has recognized tourism as a strategic tool to alleviate poverty and the No.1 vehicle to spearhead Kenya to industrialization in the Strategy 2030;

h) The development of the Youth Enterprise fund


The Kenya Community Based Tourism Network (KECOBAT) network was launched in August 2003 as a membership umbrella organization representing the interest of Community Based Tourism (CBT) organizations in Kenya.

It aims to facilitate information sharing; delivering appropriate technical support and advisory services; mediating and lobbying their interests to government and other relevant institutions and thereby integrating community concerns into national tourism.

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P.O BOX 42745 - 00100,

Nairobi, Kenya   

Tel: +254 (0) 20 231 9458

Cell: +254 726 489 446,

      +254 720 546 457

Email: info@kecobat.org

Website: www.kecobat.org