• Anwuri, Patience Nwokaego Department of Hospitality Management & Tourism,Faculty Of Management Sciences,University of Port Harcourt, Choba, Nigeria
  • Odor, Blessing Chinenye Department of Leisure and Tourism Management, Federal Polytechnic Bida, Niger State
Keywords: Geotourism, resources, employment, community development, cave, rock, waterfall


The study examined the relationship between geotourism resources and economic development in Eastern Nigeria. Two research questions and hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The primary source of data was deployed to gather data from the study area and sample. Descriptive and inferential statistics were adopted for the analysis of response rate and testing of hypotheses respectively.  The findings showed that geotourism resources have a positive and significant relationship with employment opportunities in Eastern, Nigeria.  It also revealed that goetourism resources have a positive and significant relationship with the community development of the study area. The study, therefore, concluded that the development of the geotourism resources into sustainable tourism products becomes imperative to enhance the economic development of Eastern Nigeria. It is recommended that government at all levels should provide adequate funding for the development of geotourism in Eastern Nigeria; that government should provide infrastructural facilities in the geotourist centers; that government should consider developing more geotourism centers because of its educational benefit and that the communities where this geotourism is domiciled should help the government with internal security.


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How to Cite
Patience Nwokaego, A., & Blessing Chinenye, O. (2022). GEOTOURISM RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN EASTERN NIGERIA. GPH-International Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research, 5(04), 113-124.