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Title:The influence of tourism activity on people's livelihoods in selected tourist centres in Ogun State, Nigeria
Author:Bakare, K. Oyebisi
Periodical:Research Review (ISSN 0855-4412)
Geographic term:Nigeria
Abstract:Tourism is not an isolated economic venture; it spreads over the spheres of all other sectors. This study examines the influence of tourism activity on people's livelihoods in selected tourist centres in Ogun State, Nigeria. The research was carried out in three purposively selected popular tourism centres: Olumo Rock, Nasfat (Muslim) praying ground and Redemption Camp of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Data were collected with the distribution of a structured questionnaire to 150 respondents. The data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings reveal that the influence of tourism on people is enormous. Tourism has helped to generate income and livelihoods to people living around tourism host areas in Ogun State. It also appears that sex and educational qualifications are not significant to engaging in tourism-based business. This makes it accessible to all and sundry in the tourism host communities, especially in rural areas where the illiteracy rate is high. A majority of the respondents acknowledge that their businesses fetch them high profit. Items/services mostly demanded are local souvenirs, destination services, food and drinks, and other services, which are all branded in Nigeria and can possibly improve the nation's economy at large. Based on the above findings, it is recommended that more tourism outlets need to be discovered and developed to accommodate more traders to emerge around tourism destinations. Bibliogr., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract, edited]