Managing tourism on Africa's coasts



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Community group managing Bongoyo Island, Tanzania
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Client: UNWTO and UNIDO
Date: 2011
Many parts of Africa have a fantastic existing and potential coastal tourism resource but far too often this is poorly planned and managed leading to serious impacts on biodiversity and limited benefit for local communities.  The Tourism Company worked on a major study of governance and management processes for sustainable tourism in six countries - Nigeria, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Seychelles and Tanzania - looking at policies, governance structures, planning, development control, tourism operations and community engagement.  A comprehensive report made comparisons and provided recommendations for a better way forward.