In repositioning culture to shore up national revenue base, government must come up with sound strategies for funding and marketing for promoting and selling cultural tourism products in nigeria • the nigerian government should include art education in the school curriculum. The richness and diversity of the nigeria culture is a manifestation of the socio-cultural differences of the over 250 ethnic groups that inhabit the land for ages tourism is one of the growing sectors the nigerian economy the industry was accorded priority status in 1990 when the national tourism policy was launched.
Nigeria's cultural heritage is woven from threads of history and diversity, legend and conquest tourists visiting the country will gain insights to a glorious past as well as a promising future, set amid the natural beauty of this diverse country. We present to you 30 top attractions in nigeria: 1 the ibeno beach its is good to that we do more in showcasing the rich tourism potential which nigeria has i am a producer, director and anchor of a program “nigerian people and culture” showing on ait abuja sundays 2:30pm,.
The cultural attraction including performing arts, tradition and life styles, archaeological sites, arts and hand crafts, cultural festivals, special events, entertainment etc in cultural tourism all features are made by human being or man-made tourist attraction while the nature tourism the features occurred naturally without the influence of. A tourism policy was produced in 1990 with the basic objectives to make nigeria the ultimate tourism destination in africa the main thrust of government policy on tourism, is to generate foreign exchange, encourage even development, promote tourism based rural enterprises, generate employment and accelerate rural urban integration and cultural exchange. Nigeria excel in arts & culture the popularity of nigeria arts and culture has greatly helped to promote tourism in the country culture is a way of life in a given society and tourism is the vehicle through which this way of life is appreciated.
Cultural tourism in africa: strategies for the new millennium proceedings of the atlas africa international conference cultural tourism: a trade-off between cultural values and economic values kibicho wanjohi other countries such as nigeria, cameroon, eritrea, sierra leone, angola moi university department of tourism moi university. Nigeria's vast and rich cultural heritage should be strategically repositioned to partner tourism as its driver to lift the nigerian economy tourism cannot effectively flourish without the. The national council on culture and tourism, which is the highest policy-generating forum, is made of the federal ministry of culture and tourism, its parastatals, state commissioners in charge of culture and tourism and stakeholders in the private sector 26.
Nigeria cultural tourism and historical sites from the ancient ife head sculpture, the benin head terracotta to the historical igbo ukwu civilisation, the stone age nok culture and the hausa-fulani cultural heritage, nigeria is a country that is very rich in cultural tourism and there are many historical sites visit. The popularity of nigeria arts and culture has greatly helped to promote tourism in the country culture is a way of life in a given society and tourism is the vehicle through which this way of life is appreciated in nigeria, culture is reflected in all aspect of our life - in art, dance, folklore, language, literature, mores, music, governance, as well as the environment.
The tourism industry is regulated by the ministry of culture, tourism and national orientation, a nigerian government ministry in an attempt to raise the profile of the country's tourism sector, a beauty pageant, the miss tourism nigeria pageant, was created in 2004. The most populated country in africa, nigeria has become an untapped tourist paradise with long stretches of exotic beaches, lush mountains, well preserved tradition and culture and enchanting tourist attractions. Nigeria is a colourful combination of cultures and landscapes, a place that fully embraces its african heritage and celebrates its diversity also taking great pride in its spectacular natural beauty this attitude has led to the unique support of local culture and entrepreneurship in tourism.