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February 2022 Vol. 10 No.2

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Merit Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Soil Science (ISSN: 2350-2274) Vol. 10(2) pp. 010-017, February, 2022

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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.6335771

Original Research Article

Success Factors for Sustainable Tourism Planning and Management in Ondo State, Nigeria

 
 
 

Oluwanifemi Seun Shaba* and Sunday Oladipo Oladeji

 

Department of Ecotourism and Wildlife Management, Federal University of Technology, Akure.

*Correspondent Author’s E-mail: Kniphemmie@gmail.com
Mob: +2348065372298

Received: 22 January 2022  I  Accepted: 24 February 2022  I  Published: 26 February 2022  I  Article ID: MRJASSS22004
Copyright © 2022 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.

 

Abstract

 

This study aims to identify the success factors for sustainable tourism planning and management in Ondo State. A multi-stage sampling procedure was used to select respondents. Isharun cave, Ebomi Lake and Igbo Olodumare were purposively selected to represent the Central, Southern and Northern part of Ondo State. Well-structured questionnaires (150) were administered to the respondents. For the public and private stakeholders, a total of sixteen (16) respondents were purposively selected for the in-depth interviews. A descriptive analysis was used to analyze the questionnaire using SPSS Data editor while data collected on the interviews were analyzed qualitatively through thematic analysis. The empirical results indicate that this heritage site has built community pride (4.30) has the highest mean. The result on the overall assessment of respondents on the success of the sites reveals that the majority (91.3%) held the view that sites were successful while Public Government has the highest level of involvement in the management of the sites (44.4%). However, there is need to achieve maximum success if the derivable benefits from these heritage resources are to be sustained.

Keyword: Conservation, Ecotourism, Planning and Management, Stakeholders participation and Sustainable tourism











 



 

 

 











































 






 


 


 

 













 


















































































 








 




 

 
 


























 
 

 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
                         

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