Evaluation of Economic Influence of Tourism Development on the Host Communities of Cross-river National Park Nigeria
Enemuo OB* and Chigozie IG
Department of Hotel Management and Tourism, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria
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- Enemuo OB
Department of Hotel Management and Tourism
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture
Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria
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Received Date: September 21, 2015; Accepted Date: November 28, 2015; Published Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: Enemuo OB, Chigozie IG (2015) Evaluation of Economic Influence of Tourism Development on the Host Communities of Cross-river National Park Nigeria. J Tourism Hospit 4:181. doi:10.4172/2167-0269.1000181
Copyright: © 2015 Enemuo OB and Chigozie IG. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This work evaluated the economic influence of tourism development on the host communities of cross river national park. The study was guided by six research questions and two hypotheses. Data for the research was generated using primary and secondary methods of data collection. Simple frequency percentage, mean and chisquare statistics were used to analyze the data generated for the study. The findings of the analysis proved that there was no significant difference in the economic life of the host communities of the destination before the development of the national park (x2 cal>1468.63 x2 tab 41.337) and there was no significant difference in the economic life of the host communities of the destination after the development of the national park (x2 cal>425.82 x2 tab 41.337) at 5% level significance. Based on the findings, recommendations were made.