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The subject taught by the department Social Aspects of Tourism. Supersonic travel and mass tourism are bringing representatives of widely different cultures into face-to-face encounters. People from different worlds, with different values, with different expectations of each other are now sharing the same global village. But what are the long-range social. Implications of mass tourism on the African continent? Critics of the Hospitality Industry have described it as the enemy of cultural identity and a source of moral pollution.

It was in response to this social and cultural challenge that Kenya Utalii College launched a new and important course in Social Aspects of Tourism in 1979. Broadly conceived, it is an attempt to:

  • Mitigate the disruptive effects of global village& technology.
  • Help tourism to work as a force for social cohesion and cultural identity.
  • Increase the chances of a healthy and productive interaction between tourists and their hosts, the East Africans.

The programme deals with questions of human relations, motivation, and self-image, particularly as they apply to East Africa. Often these overlap with the concerns of sub-Saharan Africa as a whole.

Social Aspects of Tourism attempts to bridge the gap of knowledge and experience which faces the incoming Utalii students. As future employees in the Hotel and Tourism Industry it is important that students have a greater understanding of their own and other societies so that their lives reflect a healthy balance between tradition and change. All incoming Utalii students will pass through a thirty week course, following carefully selected topics. The programme is divided into four main sections, namely; East Africans. The programme deals with questions of human relations, motivation, and self-image, particularly as they apply to East Africa. Often these overlap with the concerns of sub-Saharan Africa as a whole.

Social Aspects of Tourism attempts to bridge the gap of knowledge and experience which faces the incoming Utalii students. As future employees in the Hotel and Tourism Industry it is important that students have a greater understanding of their own and other societies so that their lives reflect a healthy balance between tradition and change. All incoming Utalii students will pass through a thirty week course, following carefully selected topics. The programme is divided into four main sections, namely;

Who am I?


This section asks the student to examine his culture, his work, his expectations, and his future. This section also deals with topics which relate to students professional attitudes.

Who are They?


This section deals with tourists and answers the questions; who are tourists? What ideas do they bring with them? How do their preconceptions of Africa affect their behaviour? What are their lives like back home? These questions are answered through the presentation of Tourist Profiles.

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