International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Tourism: A Strategy for Sustainable Economic Development in Cross River State, Nigeria
Emmanuel I. Akpan, Catherine E. Obang

The main thrust of this paper is about adopting tourism as a strategy for sustainable Economic Development in Cross River State, Nigeria. Being a theoretical work, secondary sources of data were explored to enhance the accumulation of relevant data for this work. By so doing, visits were made to Cross River State Tourism Bureau Calabar, University of Calabar Library. Also, online (internet) materials were also used. The major findings made were; tourism is one of the cardinal employers of labour in Cross River State; tourism plays a significant role in sustainable economic development of the state; and that tourism could help in the attainment of millennium development goals. The recommendations made were; tourism plans should be prepared with specific objectives, development of micro and medium-scale enterprises should be encouraged in the state; and government should provide adequate security measures, reduce poverty as much as possible, improve upon the infrastructural facilities, and invest adequately in tourism promotion, to enhance local, national and international popularity of the state with regards to her tourism drive.

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