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Journal of Tourism & Hospitality

Journal of Tourism & Hospitality
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0269

Abstract

Exploring Tourism Policy, Planning and Governance in the Transformation of Nigeria Economy

Pius A. Agbebi

This study examined tourism policy, planning and governance in the transformation of Nigerian economy. The specific objectives of the study include; highlight the implication of tourism personnel ineptitude on tourism policy, planning and governance in Nigeria; the extent at which poor funding has affected tourism policy, planning and governance in Nigeria; the extent at which lack of commitment and dedication of tourism personnel has affected the tourism policy, planning and governance in Nigeria; the extent at which poor policy implementation has affected the development of tourism industry in Nigeria; the extent at which corrupt tendencies of tourism officials has affected the development of tourism industry in Nigeria. The methodology used for the study is both qualitative and quantitative in nature. This include the use of Strategic Relational Approach (SRA) with identified focus group within the Nigerian Tourism Development. Corporation and State Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Ogun-State as well as the use of structured survey which involves the preparation of formal lists of questions concerning the study sent to the selected respondents of tourism personnel at their respective ministry. The implication of the study is that it will address the problem of tourism staff incompetence, poor funding of tourism sector by government, poor policy implementation, uncared attitudes of some tourism staff towards their work, and corrupt tendencies of tourism officials. The study will further bring about sanity to tourism industry in Nigeria, and enhance its sustainable growth and development with tremendous positive impact on the Nigerian economy with a view to giving it a jolt to prominence.

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