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ISSN: 2167-0269

Journal of Tourism & Hospitality
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Impacts of Tourism on the Economy of Ekiti State

Bello Mercy Busayo1, Bello Yekinni Ojo2*, Akande Emmanuel Adedapo3, Raja Nerina Raja Yusof4

1Department of Hospitality Management,School of Applied Sciences, Federal Polytechnic, Auchi. Nigeria

2School of Graduate Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia / Federal Polytechnic, Auchi. Nigeria

3Department of Hospitality Management and Tourism, College of Agriculture, Food Science and Technology, Wesely University of Science and Technology, Ondo. Nigeria

4Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Malaysia

*Corresponding Author:
Bello Yekinni Ojo
School of Graduate Studies
Universiti Putra Malaysia /
Federal Polytechnic, Auchi. Nigeria
Tel: 057200159

Received Date: January 01, 2014; Accepted Date: January 31, 2014; Published Date: February 07, 2014

Citation: Busayo BM, Ojo BY, Adedapo AE, Yusof RNR (2014) Impacts of Tourism on the Economy of Ekiti State. J Tourism Hospit 3:121. doi: 10.4172/2167-0269.1000121

Copyright: © 2014 Busayo BM, et al. 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 study aims to examine the importance of tourism in the economy of Ekiti State, South West Nigeria. A
survey was carried out in 6 local government areas in the state using multi-stage sampling approach. A sample size of 300 was used in line with recommendations in (Barrett and Kline, 1981; Aleamoni, 1976). 249 questionnaires were received and about 247 was validated after data clearing. The result reveals that the respondents did not perceive strongly on the contributions of tourism to employment generation, income provision and infrastructure development in Ekiti State. Practical and theoretical contributions of the study are discussed, with future research suggested.


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