Evaluating the Need for Effective Tourism Policy as a Remedy for Sustainable Tourism Growth in Abeokuta, Ogun State Nigeria
Volume 8, Issue 6, December 2019, Pages: 314-321
Received: Sep. 22, 2019;
Accepted: Oct. 31, 2019;
Published: Nov. 19, 2019
Views 82 Downloads 26
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
Follow on us
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
To cite this article
Adeyefa Emmanuel Adedayo,
Oladosu Olufunmilayo Adedoyin,
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.
Copyright © 2019 Authors retain the copyright of this article.
This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Ajadi, B. S. (2012) an evaluation of the performance of a national tourism organisation: Nigeria tourism development corporation. pp 40.
Bhuiyan Bashir Ahmed and Abu Mahdini bin Haji Abdul Wahab (2018). Sustainable Tourism Sector Development in Negara Brunei Darussalam: Application of Total Quality Management Approach as Strategic Option Journal of Tourism & Hospitality. Bhuiyan and Wahab, J Tourism Hospit 2018, 7: 3DOI: 10.4172/2167-0269.1000357.
David, B. (2001). the viability and sustainability of international tourism in developing countries; Symposium on tourism services 22-23 February 2001 world trade organisations: Geneva.
Dodds, R. (2007). Sustainable tourism and policy implementation: lessons from the case ofcalvia, spain. Current Issues in Tourism 10 (4), 296-322.
Elochukwu A. Nwankwo, Grace C. Uche (2014) tourism laws and policies in enugu state, Nigeria since 1960: Feats and Challenges. Vol. 1, No. 2, pp 65-71.
Ekanayake, E. M. and Long, Aubrey E., Tourism Development and Economic Growth in Developing Countries (2012). The International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 61-63, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1948704.
Fadipe, A. S. (2007). basic principles and practice of tourism. Lagos: Media Ace.
Federal Government of Nigeria (2005). Nigeria Tourism Master Plan Ministry of Information and Communications Abuja.
Hall Micheal C. (2018). Constructing sustainable tourism development: The 2030 agenda and the managerial ecology of sustainable tourism. Journal of sustainable. https://doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2018.1560456. Routeldge, Taylor and Francis group.
Ibrahim, O. R. (2009). desirable tourism in nigeria. Retrieved 19/11/2012, from http://www.oneworld.net.
Making tourism more sustainable, united nations environment programme- A guide for policy makers UNEP and WTO 2005 pp; 18, 19, 20.
Munzali A. (2001), enhancing and enforcing a regulatory frame work for hospitality industry in Nigeria; the challenges and prospect PP 8-10 available at http://www.scribd.com/doc/53329130/tourism-development-in-Nigeria.
Munzali A. (2011), tourism development in Nigeria; challenges and prospects for resource diversification pp18 available at http://www.scribd.com/doc/53329130/tourism-development-in-Nigeria.
Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation Act No. 81 of 1992. Nigeria tourism board act no 54 Lagos govt press.
Nigerian Tourism master Plan, (2005). Federal report executive summary. Government of the federal republic of Nigeria. United Nations World Tourism Organization. United Nation Development Program Tourism development international 2006.
Ognonna C. O., Igbojekwe P. A. (2003) local government and responses to sustainable tourism development in Nigeria: a study of local government authorities in Imo state PP 1-3.
Tosun C. (2001). Challenges of sustainable tourism development in the developing world. the case study of turkey, tourism management.
UNDP and UNDP (2017). Tourism and the sustainable development goals-Journey to 2030. Madrid. UNWTO.
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe 2004-05: sustainable development-concept and action. accessed: 21.03.2014 http://www.unece.org/oes/nutshell/2004-2005/focus_sustainable_development.html.
World tourism organisation (WTO), (1993), Bennett (2003). what tourism managers need to know-A practical guide to the development and use of indicators of sustainable tourism. World Tourism Organization 1993, Sustainable Tourism Development: Guide for Local Planners, World Tourism Organization, Madrid. Pp 19.
World tourism organisation (WTO), (1996). Tourism in South and Southeast Asia; Issues and cases.
Yamane, Taro. 1967. Statistics: An Introductory Analysis, 2nd Ed., New York: Harper and Row.