Assessing Tourists Arrivals as a Catalyst for Employment and Income Generation in Calabar, Nigeria



The rehabilitation and development of tourism potentials in Calabar has brought about increase in tourist arrivals. However, this paper attempt a critical assessment of tourism with respect to income and employment generation in Calabar. Four hundred copies of questionnaire were distributed to the hotel staff to evaluate the major tourism attraction while income, employment and the remuneration information were obtained from administrative records in each of the tourists sites. Nevertheless, the information and data obtained from the records were analysed using the Analysis of Variance(ANOVA)  and the result show that tourism  potentials have significantly influences the rate of tourist arrivals which was evidenced in the result obtained in the analysis from the income and employment generation data which shows  a high calculated values  greater than the critical value. It is therefore significant for all the stakeholders in tourism development to put a mechanism that would encourage tourist to visit Calabar all year round.

Key Words: Arrivals, Catalyst, Employment, Income, Tourist.

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