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Environmental Analysis & Ecology Studies

The Effect of Warm Spring in Ikogosi and Arinta Waterfall in Nigeria

Submission: February 24, 2018; Published: February 21, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/EAES.2019.05.000605

ISSN: 2578-0336
Volume5 Issue1

Abstract

Tourism industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Over the years it has cut through human developments to economic development of regions, nations and the world at large. Tourism generates wealth and employment. It’s served as a major source of income and foreign exchange earners for countries. The Ikogosi-Arinta Ekiti warm spring tourist centre is a tourist destination; it offers numerous values ranging from historical, environmental monuments and rich cultural heritage of the people. It’s a wonder to behold. The purpose of the study was to assess the effect of the Ikogosi cold/warm spring tourist resort on community development, with a view to enhancing the economic development of the host communities. This study adopted a survey research method and used four different sets of questionnaires to collect research data from the household heads, tourists, staff of Ikogosi and Arinta tourism centre and the Ekitistate tourism board. However, analysis of data embraced the usage of stastical package for Social Science (SPSS20), Correlation analysis was used to measure the relationshipof variables. The findings among others revealed that the Ikogosi and Arinta warm spring tourist centre lack adequate network coverage and transportation problem. However, the study compels government to encourage private partnership in tourism industry; and therefore, calls for public enlightenment to be given to the host communities on the usefulness to be hospitable and polite to tourists.

Keywords: Effect; Ekiti-state; Ikogosi-ekiti warm spring; Arinta tourism; Tourist centre

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