Evaluating the Need for Effective Tourism Policy as a Remedy for Sustainable Tourism Growth in Abeokuta, Ogun State Nigeria
Social Sciences
Volume 8, Issue 6, December 2019, Pages: 314-321
Received: Sep. 22, 2019; Accepted: Oct. 31, 2019; Published: Nov. 19, 2019
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Adeyefa Emmanuel Adedayo, Department of Hospitality and Tourism, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
Oladosu Olufunmilayo Adedoyin, Department of Hospitality and Tourism, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
Olatunji Taiwo, Department of Hospitality Management Technology, Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Nigeria
Akadiri John Adetayo, Department of Hospitality Management Tourism Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, Nigeria
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Tourism-related legislations are created basically as a means of managing the development of the tourism industry. For this reason, the evaluation of existing tourism policy activities becomes necessary to understand the prominence of policies itself in ensuring that tourism is sustained. The study was intended to evaluate the assessment of effective policy as a remedy for sustainable tourism development. The study was guided through by the following objectives; determine the extent to which stakeholders are involved in tourism development, investigate the effectiveness of tourism policy at a local structure, determine the level of attention given to tourism policy, examine the extent to which relevant tourism corporation is involved in tourism policy enactment and review. The study employed descriptive and explanatory design and questionnaires. The hypothesis was tested using Pearson chi-square at 0.05 level confidence. The respondents under the study were 107 employees of the ministry of culture and tourism Abeokuta. The study focused majorly on policy management, people involved in its implementation and how they are being implemented. The result of the first hypothesis calculated at 0.001 reveals that there is a significant relationship between the development of relevant tourism corporation and tourism policy, enactment, and review. The result of the second hypothesis calculated at 0.00 reveals that there is a significant relationship (p<0.05) between the level of attention given to tourism and tourism development. Other findings show that; it is little or no compliance with existing laws that govern tourism, there is minimal participation of relevant stakeholders in tourism development, tourism is not well-grounded in local level structure, and tourism is not given appropriate attention in the nation's development scheme. Based on these findings, it is concluded that there are inadequacies and loopholes in the regulatory laws which need to be visited.
Tourism Policy, Sustainable Tourism, Development, Regulations
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Adeyefa Emmanuel Adedayo, Oladosu Olufunmilayo Adedoyin, Olatunji Taiwo, Akadiri John Adetayo, Evaluating the Need for Effective Tourism Policy as a Remedy for Sustainable Tourism Growth in Abeokuta, Ogun State Nigeria, Social Sciences. Vol. 8, No. 6, 2019, pp. 314-321. doi: 10.11648/j.ss.20190806.13
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