Before reading: Have you ever met any foreign tourists? What do they like to see in Nigeria?
Nigerians welcome foreign tourists to Nigeria.Tourists came to see and enjoy our country.They want to meet us and get to know our culture.
Tourists brings many benefits to a country.Tourists spend a lot of money in the places they visits.They need hotels to stay in.They needs restaurants and shops to buy their food in.Also,most of them buy souvenirs and gifts for theis families and friends at home.
This creates work for the local people.There are jobs in the hotels and restaurants.Craftmens and women can make and sell the things the tourists want to buy as souvenirs.
Furthermore,developments for tourists can benefits the local people.Better roads are built so that the tourists can get to their hotels quickly and comfortably.Electricity and telephones are brought into areas that did not have them before.This makes life for local people better as well.
How do you view tourist from your perspective.
It is very bad that here in Nigeria, we don't really know the usefulness of tourism. If we look at the white men now, during there leisure or holiday they always visit tourist destination in other to feel nature also tourism provide jobs opportunities for many people that engage in it.
It's quite bad here in Nigeria as tourism is not given much importance,if have alot of places to visit as a tourist place but we don't have the recommendation for it look at badagry, the museum and so other places if we allow those place to be international then surely we will make money there
The activities of tourism all over the world have been know to generate foreign exchange earnings to the nation. Huge taxes are generated in tourism and it has become the major source of government revenue
Many people are engaged in tourism and such means of livelyhood now generate employment to so many people
I think it's one of the best ways to bring revenue to the country. Tourism can yield alot of revenue if there are interesting touristic sites and if foreigners see that the country is a safe place for them. Touy will really increase revenue in Nigeria.
Tourism play major impact in our economy development, here in Nigeria we don't cherish our tourism which is quite bad of us and it affect our tourism sector, other countries like China cherish their tourism sector which serve as source of Income and employement for the Government and citizens.
To the whites tourism to Africa is an unforgettable experience but coming to Nigeria in Western Africa is another thing on its own.
Only few places in the country are so exhilarating but do we value it? Tourist centres are supposed to have good amenities but we always disappoint our tourists with bad roads, heavy traffic and so on..
Tourism is a very good way of making money, but we Nigerians have been blessed with creativity but we are not using it well to attract tourist. For instance little guys with skills of making arts and craft, no one to help the so they can be shown to the world
Tourism does not only provide revenue for the government but also create employment opportunities for the unemployed. As you have known the rate of unemployment in this country is very high and tourism can provide job positions for coach services, guides,restaurants, hotel staffs and more. This as well reduces crime rate in the country
Nigeria as a country has numerous tourist attractions. Infact every state in Nigeria has its own unique attraction. But the problem is the government, tourism is not considered as a source of income in this country, there's no attention given to it, so it's just there..but to me Nigeria has a lot of tourist attractions!
Tourism is one of the major help we can actually get in Nigeria because we tend to value our economy more than before. And it's actually gonna bring invites from other parts of the world and more. I found out that people of the world love sight seeings. Things that are beautiful and I feel Nigeria is blessed with that
Tourism is a very profitable business if giving proper attention, countries like U.A.E, Saudi_arabia, india etc generate most of their annual income through tourist attraction.
I believe that if nigerian Government invest more in tourism, it will not only generate foreign exchange but also create employment oppurtunities for the people. But before this could be achieved we have to tackle the issue of bad roads and insecurity because these are the two major factors affecting tourist attractions in nigeria.
Tourism is one of the thing that boost the development of a nation,its just too bad that the government don't understand the usefulness of tourism, they bring job and even create revenue
Tourism should be taken serious because if taken, it will be a means of generating income for the Government because it will catch the attention of foreigners and will definitely migrate down here
Tourism is the visit of foreigners to our country. The expect to enjoy themselves here. They spend money in buying food, transporting themselves. They also lodge in a hotel and pay accommodation bill. Their visit causes development in our country.
Tourism would be a good idea for nigeria cause we have alot of tourist attractions all over nigeria but it is not taken serious ,but it should because it could generate alot of revenue for the government or it could also create more job opportunities. Which is one major problem now in Nigeria
So I believe tourism should be taken into consideration by the government and I believe if it is taken into consideration the economy of nigeria would boost a little
Tourism in Nigeria is one of the many things that can generate income for the common man who engages in it, but here no one even know the value of what they have until they lose it.... Sooner enough, the foreigners will com and take what we have from us.
I am indeed delighted by this post.
Tourism in Nigeria has helped greatly in the financial status of our country Nigeria. Back then in secondary school, having had the opportunity to study tourism as a subject, I am delighted to inform you that there are specs on embarking on tours even as a local man in our country Nigeria.
Tourism is a great source of income. It also puts a country in a positive light, and looking at everything Nigeria has been through we need a positive image now more than ever. Unfortunately, Nigeria isn't as open to tourism as it ought to be. Which is sad and tragic. Hopefully soon, we will realise our errors and rectify the situation as soon as possible.
Tourism and leisure play a very significant role in the life of every individual..its just so sad that as a national intrest, its been trivialized by all levels of government in nigeria...akwa ibom state I think is the only state where I can say have so much and true regards for tourism...tourism is also a way of promoting culture
Tourism booste the country economy and enhance wide range of important features regardless of the existing unemployment rate.. Tourism also adds value to the people and to the government as a whole. Therefore tourism is needed in Nigeria.
Tourists go a long way in the development of the economy of Nigeria in the sense that the time they visit a torist center in Nigeria to be precise, the economy of the country is boosted at that time.
10 roles of tourism in economic development in Nigeria:
1. Income generation: If properly used, tourism generated income can be tremendously beneficial to the host country and it's local communities
3. Benefit local people
5. Economic benefits
6. Environmental Benefits
9. Poverty reduction
10. Foreign exchange generation
Emoloyment: This is one of the most important advantages of tourism for Nigeria. The unemployment rate in the country is very high and tourism can provide job positions for guides, restaurants, coach services and hotel staff. It will create a great opportunity for business development! It is especially good for the production of local goods as tourists like to buy local souvenirs. It can also provide additional revenue to the local budgets.
Tourism is a great revenue when properly managed and putting the right infrastructures in place.Its just so sad that when all this infrastructures mosttimes are poorly managed and maintained and on the long run the money wasted to put them in place is wasted
tourism is one of the greatest ways government can get revenue and also create job for people.i can remember then when olumo rock in ogun state was not developed.things where not happening around that area.but today the government has develop that place and it has created job for people.
Tourism is another way to know people and their culture, Tourism is a knowledge also .. People no longer visit again because of lack of securities, electricity, and a good place to lay heads after the visiting.. So I urge the government to create a strong security and make our home a better place
In Nigeria and the world at large, there are a large number of advantages of tourism, tourism as per say with huge investment brings huge profit
1. Tourism brings in a big development in the economy of a country eg China for example has one the highest tourist in the world has been development partially from tourism
2. Inter personal relationship among culture and tribes
3. Peace and harmony among diverse races and tribes
And whole lot of other advantages
Tourism industry is important for the benefits it brings and due to its role as a commercial activity that creates demand and growth for many more industries. Tourism not only contributes towards more economic activities but also generates more employment, revenues and play a significant role in development.
Definitely there are so many advantages of a tourist centre. But is like we don't really value it here in Nigeria. The political leaders just focus on the oil sector and overlook the aspect that really benefited the citizens and the economy at large with cool cash.
Am really working towards having a tourist center in the near future
Tourism contributes towards the total growth and development of a country ..The reasons been that :
1.it brings about numerous economic values and benefits.
2.it helps in building a country brand, image, value and identity.
3.it also generates more employment
Tourism is travel for pleasure or business, it is also travelling for fun and include activities such as sightseeing and camping. Unfortunately tourism in Nigeria is undeveloped due to poor government policies and management. Nigeria has s lot of tourist destinations like Obudu ranch in Cross-River State, Yankari Games Reserve in Bauchi State to mention but a few. If Nigeria want to tap into the benefit of tourism, infrastructure development should be priorities
Tourism is one of Nigeria's strengths. It may not be well known as some other countries of tourism but we sure do have places that are beauties to behold. Nigeria is also a blessed nation with things that are rare to the world, So I count it as an advantage