Entries on Tourism
Right from time, man has produced and used many materials and other devices to survive from the precarious environment he found himself. Most of these cultural implements were initially geared towards the procurement of food, shelter and protection. Thus, the gradual movement from the use of wooden objects to the production of stone and finally iron and metal objects. This gradual and evolutionary process has been referred to archaeologically as the stone and the iron/metal ages. Consequently, the production and acquisition of these tools enhanced man‟s living and gave him an added advantage over the lower primates. This process continued till date and has been professionally referred to as Arts and Crafts. This entails the production of cultural materials through wood work, ceramics/clay, textile, stone, metals, etc. Presently, workshops both locally and mechanized are set up for this purpose and this arts, which was formally meant for the production of mainly domestic tools and hence, serving domestic purposes is having a dramatic and enthusiastic dimension. Local crafts and traditional industries apart from playing its initial roles as earlier mentioned now play both aesthetic and tourism roles as they today form part of the tourist potentials, which can be harnessed for tourism development and promotion within the area of study.
ABSTRACT: Tourism is an economic activity of global significance. Its value has drawn attention to it from both public and private sectors. Tourism planning is essentially the deployment of tourism chattels and their development into a marketable state and should incorporate considerations of implementation i.e. how the plan is to be achieved. The topical issue in tourism looks widely at its sustainability which is achieving eminence growth in a manner that does not deplete the natural and built environments, but preserves the cultural history and heritage of the host community. This is sacrosanct since the problem of tourism in this part of the world has always been meager tourism development planning that is devoid of quality impact studies on features under study. As a result, funding on tourism projects and stakeholders support is always discouraged. Ndiowu is a virgin tourist destination and replete with various cultural and natural attractions. This paper examines sustainable tourism planning and the planning process in relation to the study area. It also provided a survey of the resources, both the attractions, accommodation and other facilities that could aid in proper tourism promotion of Ndiowu community. It went further to analyze various impacts of the tourism plan, the development plan in phases and its carrying capacity for sustainable tourism planning of Ndiowu Community.
The National park system has become very popular all over the world. The reason is that many countries have discovered its important roles in the preservation, conservation and propagation of important natural cultural heritage “for the enjoyment of people" (W T O, 1992).
It is a truism that during the early travel and tourism, people traveled for essential reasons of seeking food, escaping from enemies, obtaining relief from the pressures of over-population, achieving territorial expansion, etc (Inskeep 1991). However, man‟s reason for movement over time expanded as a result of religious activities, among others. Thus, during the latter part of the Roman Empire, the spread of Christianity led to religious travel to the cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem (Inskeep 1991).
Many natural and cultural sites and features have been located in several parts of Igboland, in South-Eastern Nigeria and they include the stone axe factory site, iron- working sites, caves and rock- shelters, abandoned
One of the major challenges facing the modern world is poverty. In Nigeria, high level of poverty remains a major impediment in the effort to achieve the millennium development goals.
Art is the basic of the society and it various genres could be used at various spheres of life for human development, societal growth and transformation. Art tells so much about the people or societies. The human race would have been unaware of anything in the universe without art.