Nigeria’s Foreign Policy Objectives as a Tool for Promoting International Tourism

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Nigeria’s Foreign Policy Objectives as a Tool for Promoting International Tourism

ABSTRACT

The concept of foreign policy being a course of action or principles adopted by Ta nation’s government to define its relation with other countries or groups of countries gives credence to tourism being treated as an outcome of such policy as tourism is used in fostering political, economic and socio-cultural spheres of nations in this millennium. Quite a number of key trends have emerged from international tourism particularly the rise in travels to Middle East and African tourism demand which Nigeria can explore to develop its tourism industry and regain its useful place in the international community of nations. It’s evident that there is little awareness about the immense importance derived from international tourism, by policy makers thus an overview of the probable benefits to be accrued where the methodology used was a theoretical application of the documentary and observation approaches where a good understanding of the industry and the events that happen on daily basis to the administration and operations in the industry was given and the facts presented. The findings revealed the importance of having an effective and functional foreign policy that would enhance efficiency and goal oriented results on international tourism for Nigeria’s economic sub-sectors of paramount need now in order to harness the benefits of her role and dominance in international peace keeping and humanitarian endeavors.

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