Impact of Hospitality Industry in Poverty Alleviation in a Tourist Destination: Cross River State Scenerio

doi:10.5901/mjss.2011.v2n3p323.                                                                       Download full text PDF

 


Impact of Hospitality Industry in Poverty Alleviation in a Tourist Destination: Cross River State Scenerio

Eja Eja .I. (Ph.D)

Department of Geography and Regional Planning, University of Calabar,Nigeria.
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Oto Judith .E. (Ph.D)

Department of Sociology, University of Calabar,Nigeria.
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Yaro Margaret .A. (Ph.D)

Department of Urban and Regional Planning; Cross River University Calabar,Nigeria.
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Inyang, Ita .O. (M.Sc.)

Department of Urban and Regional Planning; Cross River University Calabar,Nigeria.
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Abstract The geographical features of Cross River State, from the southern to the northern part; makes her a natural paradise and also a destination for fun seekers. These however, has necessitated towards the rapid growth of the hospitality industry especially the hotel industry which has shown efficiency in the tourism industry in Cross River State. This paper critically examine the impact of hotel industry in poverty alleviation in Cross River State. Data were collected in the various hotels across the three senatorial district and Cross River Tourism Bureau. Findings shows that out of the one hundred and twenty seven (127) hotels used for this study, only a few hotels can afford to meet it financial obligation. This however, affect it monthly remuneration paid to the workers and employment level in the industry. Therefore, the success of the hotel industry is rest on the various stakeholders in the industry in Cross River State.


Keywords: natural paradise, hotel industry , poverty alleviation, fun seekers

 

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