Sustenance of Tourism Industry for the Socio-economic Development of Ekiti State, Nigeria

Olayemi O. Simon-oke, Amen O. Jegede

Abstract


This study examined the sustenance of tourism sector for the socio-economic development of Ekiti State, Nigeria.
Tourism is playing an increasingly important role in the economy of many nations in the world today, especially
in the area of job creation. Data for this study were collected from primary sources through the administration of
two (2) sets of a well structured interview questionnaire. One hundred and fifty (150) were administered on
workers/management of the randomly selected (50 each) in the study area. Another 150 questionnaires (50 each)
were also randomly administered on visitors/patronizers of the hotels in the study area. Results from this study
showed that management practices as well as management information system (MIS) in most of the hotels from
the study area varies and not encouraging. This study therefore recommends that modern management practices
and information system should be a priority in the study area. This study will be useful to government, planners,
researchers, investors, policy makers and individuals in ensuring the sustenance of tourism for the
socio-economic development of Ekiti State, Nigeria.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/jedp.v2n2p51

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