Perception on the Usage of Information Communication Technology for Ecotourism Development in Nigeria

Authors

  • Adegboyega Oyebode Ecotourism and Wildlife Department, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8863-4176
  • Adebisi Ilesanmi Adeyemo Ecotourism and Wildlife Department, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0337-5604
  • Sunday Oladipo Oladeji Ecotourism and Wildlife Department, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0143-011X

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18488/31.v9i1.2896

Abstract

This study aimed to assess the perception of tourists on the usage of information and communication technology at Old Oyo National Park, Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort and Lacampagne Tropicana by using structured questionnaire directed at 384 tourists randomly; 20 tourists at Old Oyo National Park, 150 tourists at Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort and 214 tourists at Lacampagne Tropicana. Data was analyzed and presented descriptively using tables and inferentially using one way analysis of variance (ANOVA). Results indicated that the tourists mostly made use of internet and social media at the sites. The tourists also perceived that the use of Information Communication Technology would be an innovative approach to solving some of the problems of sustainable tourism development and that use of Information Communication Technology has made work easier and faster. Furthermore, the study indicated significant differences in some socio-demographic characteristics as well as perception on the usage of ICT at the sites (P<0.05). Management of ecotourism sites should therefore create more awareness on the usage of other forms of information communication technology at their sites so as to further enhance tourists’ satisfaction.

Keywords:

Perception, Destination, Information, Technology, Tourists, Internet, Tourism.

Published

2022-01-13

How to Cite

Oyebode, A. ., Adeyemo, A. I. ., & Oladeji, S. O. . (2022). Perception on the Usage of Information Communication Technology for Ecotourism Development in Nigeria . Journal of Tourism Management Research, 9(1), 1–8. https://doi.org/10.18488/31.v9i1.2896

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