Can tourism, poverty reduction and nature conservation go hand in hand? Yes, say Wageningen researchers. They found that innovative, small-scale tourism projects in Kenya stimulate nature conservation, create jobs and improve the overall living conditions of the local population.
These small projects, which were co-funded by the Dutch national government, have paved the way for other initiatives. They showed that if the tourism sector is aware of the economic value of biodiversity preservation, it is possible to create sustainable value for people, planet and profit. This is how Wageningen UR contributes to improving the quality of life.
Overview research projects ecotourism
Recent publications about wilderness tourism
Tourism innovation by hundling practices : a genealogy of the 'Zeelandpas' destination card
Institutional arrangements for conservation, development and tourism in Eastern and Southern Africa
Eco-innovation for sustainable tourism transitions as a process of collaborative co-production: the case of a carbon management calculator for the Dutch travel industry
Female tourism entrepreneurs in Zanzibar : An enactment perspective
Case Study Zanzibar: Climate Change and Tourism in Zanzibar: Interrogating Impacts and Interventions