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PROMOTING RURAL TOURISM IN KENYA AND ROMANIA

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Author(s): Roselyne N. OKECH | Alexandru NEDELEA

Journal: Annals of the Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava : Fascicle of the Faculty of Economics and Public Administration
ISSN 2066-575X

Volume: 8;
Issue: 1(8);
Start page: 22;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: rural tourism | Kenya | Romania | international tourism

ABSTRACT
This paper identifies the available tourist attraction facilities within the Luanda rural region in Western Kenyaand in Romania. This is to address how the locals can participate directly in the entrepreneurship either by providingaccommodation and other attractions to either local or international tourists. This focus study in Luanda Division ofVihiga District tries to find out the best way of re-imaging of rural areas features and activities to make them touristattractive, and to relate rural tourism with social cultural and economic elements of rural areas. The area is not wellimaged, commodified and packaged to tap the rural tourism potential of the area. In the final analysis, the identificationof character as being significant for place is of critical importance for rural areas and the notion of rurality.

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