The impact of road transportation infrastructure on tourism development in Nigeria


O.U Alex-Onyeocha1*, Lantana Nnaji2, Lynda A. Anyanwu1, Samuel T Ajoku1, Amos Opoola3,Yakubu  E. Faith1 and Christian C. Maduakolam1


Research Paper I Published June,2015


Pearl Journal of Management, Social Science and Humanities Vol. 1 (3), pp. 48-55

1Department of Hospitality Management, Dorben Polytechnic, Bwari Abuja, Nigeria.
2Department of Educational Services and Training, National Museum, Kaduna State, Nigeria.
3Eclipse Travels and Tourism Limited,FCT, Abuja, Nigeria.

*Corresponding author.E-Mail: alugoonconsult14@yahoo.com.

This study examines the impact of infrastructure on tourism development in Nigeria with greater emphasis on road transportation and was carried out to determine if Nigerian roads were unsuitable for safe transportation and for tourism development. Literature was reviewed in the areas of transportation, infrastructure and tourism; it reveals the contribution of tourist industry to Nigeria economy and its impact to tourism development. Structured questionnaires were used for data collection. Data collected were analyzed using tables and simple percentage analysis. Result showed that a developed road transport infrastructure and tourism industry, open up a particular place for development, thereby boosting the revenue earning of such area, transport and encouraging tourism to thrive. Therefore, based on the results of the study, it is recommended that government should ensure continuous and regular check of road transport infrastructure, the safety of the commuters and tourism police to protect life and properties.

Key words: Transport, transportation, infrastructure, tourism.

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