• Oyeinfie E. Jonjon



Hospitality, Industry, Tourism, Covid-19 Pandemic


This paper centred on Covid-19 experience on hospitality and tourism industry in Nigeria. The Covid19 pandemic brought about large-scale manufacturing disruption and store network disturbances causing worldwide impacts across all monetary areas in a way that was rarely anticipated. It was projected that the spread of the disease will cause serious and economical humanitarian challenges to the economies of the world and especially Africa and Nigeria in particular. Nigerian hospitality and tourism sectors were spared from this pandemic. The study was guided by three research objectives which include; ascertaining the contribution of hospitality and tourism to the nation’s economy; examining the impacts of Covid 19 on hospitality and tourism to the nation’s economy, and making suggestions that will improve the industry. The study discovered that the effect of Covid-19 was felt across board impacting aspect of the economy and the tourism and hospitality sector especially. The study concluded that the Covid-19 Pandemic ruined the operations of the tourism and hospitality industry, bringing many untold hardship and social ills to mankind such as unemployment or redundancy of staff in all sector and subsector of the industry. It was recommended that a digital resource platform with social media profiles, electronic signatures, be created to provide different options for any individual, business or institutional user to join this initiative.


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How to Cite

Jonjon, O. E. (2021). THE HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM INDUSTRY IN NIGERIA AND THE COVID-19 EXPERIENCE: A REVIEW. American Journal of Social and Humanitarian Research, 2(4), 1–11.