The trailblazing effects of the covid pandemic are still a shock to the entire world as world giants have been broken to the ground and less endowed and developing countries have no choice but to add huge sums to their already increasing public debt stock. While at it, our attention is shifted to tourism and for that matter Nigeria tourism statistics 2019.
The reason we have shifted our focus to the 2019 statistics is that that was the year all hell broke loose and left the world begging. With this, there is a great reflection of the past and the changes that have been introduced into the statistical trends.
Because this article lays emphasis on 2019, we want you to read a detailed analysis against other years' statistical trends here.
Nigeria Tourism Statistics 2019
Tourism in Nigeria centers largely on events, due to the country's ample amount of ethnic groups, but also includes rain forests, savannah, waterfalls, and other natural attractions.
Because of the strategies that are taken by the Nigerian government to keep the citizens safe, border closure both land and sea was introduced into the legislation processes. It is sad to know that, since measures came into force, the patronage of tourists reduced since people are not allowed in.
Even though statistical data cannot always be rising, there should only be a marginal decline but not an excessive one. Nigeria has lost a whopping N500,000,000.00 in 2019 alone. The amount to experts represents a decline of 25.59% in revenue to the country.
What this means actually is that as far as the strict disease countermeasures are kept in place, people will find traveling to the unattractive hence their unwillingness to visit from time to time to experience what they won't forget in a lifetime.
We only hope that the vaccination process goes on smoothly and quickly as soon as scheduled by the authorities so that calm can be restored in Nigeria and across the world for tourism to bounce back.