Sustainable Community Development in Africa Nations through Disaster Risk Reduction in Tourism Industries: the Nigerian Experience

Albert Ayorinde Abegunde


The paper examines tourism development and disaster risk reduction in Africa, using Nigeria as a case study. It has the goal of setting guide and safety strategies to potential tourists with a view to aid socio economic and physical growth of host communities through tourism management. With foreseeable tourism potentials in Nigeria, it emphasizes the need for disaster planning through risk management in tourist areas. This includes risk prevention, reduction, mitigation and coping. The paper posits that effective risk management in tourism industry will assure safety to tourists, increase their patronage and enhance the economy of host communities.

Keywords: Disaster, Economy, Planning, Risk Management, Tourism, Tourist.

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