To plan for tourism development in an area, such area must have either certain
features or broad-based activities and interest that can motivate people to visit the area.
However, tourism planning is a serious affair involving money and human resource.
It cannot be done haphazardly.
It is desirable that the attractions are developed progressively throughout the area so that benefits of tourism are widely spread rather than concentrated. Areas and attraction which are chosen for special development should be those that appeal to the widest possible cross-section of tourist over the longest possible period. This helps to reduce over-dependence on a particular type of tourist, specific nationals and particular period of the year. Priority should be given to those attractions which can be most easily and most successfully developed. By this, we mean that priority should be give n to those attractions which can be based upon the existing infrastructural services or those planned for other socio-economic development.
- Teacher: Gbenga Gabriel