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Community Empowerment in Nigeria’s Tourism Industry: An Analysis of Stakeholders’ Perceptions

Adebayo, AD and Butcher, J (2022) Community Empowerment in Nigeria’s Tourism Industry: An Analysis of Stakeholders’ Perceptions. Tourism Planning and Development. pp. 1-21. ISSN 2156-8316

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This paper explores community empowerment in tourism development in Nigeria through an analysis of the perceptions of key stakeholders. Community empowerment is essential to ensure local community members benefit from tourism development. The study uses a qualitative approach to evaluate the degree of local community participation and empowerment in tourism in South-West Nigeria. Findings suggest that when community members have a sense of their political agency, they feel empowered psychologically. Community empowerment was found to be experienced differently by different stakeholders within the communities—some were more positive than others. The variability of experience suggests the potential for some cross—institutional/project learning. Local Government Tourism Committees (LGTCs) can facilitate empowerment at the community level—should be supported, and their role cultivated, to address the dearth of meaningful community empowerment. This in turn will require Nigerian governance structures to be willing to devolve a degree of power and authority over decisions to these bodies and the communities they serve.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1506 Tourism
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G149 Travel. Voyages and travels (General) > G154.9 Travel and state. Tourism
Divisions: Business & Management (from Sep 19)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2022 09:13
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 10:59
DOI or ID number: 10.1080/21568316.2022.2127865
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/17725
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