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Women, Culture, Tourism And National Development In Nigeria

George, T. O. (2009) Women, Culture, Tourism And National Development In Nigeria. In: Culture, Media, Technology And Psycho-Social Development In Nigeria. Alaba Simpson And Esther F. Akinsola, 2009, pp. 100-113. ISBN 978-978-906-382-6

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In spite of' the abundant cultural resources, Nigerian leaders seem not to realise their value and apply same to evolve viable tourist industries with monetary gains for the count1y Unlike in Europe, Asia and Australia where, culture and tourism sector account for huge income to execute national projects and as viable source of employment generation, much is yet to be achieved to enable Nigeria tap her widespread tourism potentials maximally. The aim of this paper is to define and classify the various forms of tourism, which can be explored for positive advantage. In addition, the ecotourism potentials of Nigeria, problems and prospects from the point of view of culture, women and the role ofmass media in harnessing tourism for national development are examined. It concludes with some suggestions on the way fOrward in terms of measures required to redefine culture, tourism and Nigeria's much needed national development.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Adewole Adewumi
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2012 17:37
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2015 12:29

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