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Title page
Table of contents

1.0       Introduction
1.1       Statement of Research
1.2       Research Questions
1.3       Aim
1.4       Objectives
1.5       Scope
1.6       Significance of the Study
1.7       Background Information of the Study Area
1.8       Definitions of Operational Terms

2.0       Introduction
2.1       Concept of Tourism
2.2       Important Strategic Tourism Destinations and Economic Impact
2.3       Destination Competitiveness Model
2.4       Criteria for Identifying Tourism Potentials
2.5       Classification of Tourism Potentials
2.6       Technique‟s for Assessing Tourism Potentials
2.7       Tourism Development Potential Base in Kaduna State
2.7.1    Emir‟s of  Zazau Palace
2.7.2    Nok Culture
2.7.3    Bernart Faggs House
2.7.4    Kagoro Hill
2.7.5    Kangimi Dam
2.7.6    Matriga Water Fall
2.7.7    General Hassan Usman Park
2.7.8    Trappco Ranch and Resort
2.7.9    Fifth Chucker
2.8       Status of Tourism Projects at Potential Site‟s in Kaduna state
2.8.1    The Kangimi Resort
2.8.2    The Kagoro Hill Holiday Resort
2.8.3    The New Kaduna City
2.8.4    Nok Terracotta Archeological Site
2.8.5    Zaria Dam Resort
2.8.6    General Hassan Usman Park
2.8.7    Gurara Dam Recreatinal Centre/Holiday Resort
2.8.8    Bakwa Turunku
2.8.9    Queen Amina of zazzau
2.9.0    The Ruins of Zaria City Wall
2.9.1    St‟ Bartholomew Anglican Church Wusasa Zaria
2.9.2    Emir‟s Palace in Zaria
2.9.3    Arewa House

3.0       Introduction
3.1       Types of data and sources
3.1.1    Data Required
3.2       Method of data collection
3.3       Sampling techniques
3.3.1    Sample size
3.4       Method of data analysis
3.4.1    Concept of Weighted sum Model (WSM)

4.0.      Data presentation and analysis
4.1       Introduction
4.2.      Results from weighted sum model (WSM)

Summary, recommendations and conclusions
5.0       Introduction
5.1       Summary
5.2.      General Recommendation
5.2,1    Recommendation at the State Ministry of Culture and Tourism
5.3       Conclusion


Tourism as an agent of development, leads to a lot of benefit‟s, Nigeria as a country richly endowed with a wide range of cultural and natural resource‟s relative to other nation‟s in Africa and on a global level, most of which are largely untapped. There are many approaches to assess these resource potentials of which studies have been done in some parts of the world. but despite the availability of these potentials in Kaduna state, the level of tourist influx still remains low, which forms the basis of this study, to assess the tourism potentials, there challenges and prospects in Kaduna state. Opinion‟s of experienced tourist, experts in different fields of study, were sampled with questionnaires at different potential spot‟s to cover the three geographical zones of the state. Data were collected and analyzed using weighted sum model (WSM), through ranking and scaling techniques. The outcomes suggest major shortcomings are traced to inadequate infrastructures, funding, advertisement, and insecurity in these potentials among others. The study determine the potential values of different potentials site‟s, and proposes clustering of the tourist spots to enhanced their potentials values and made recommendations to improve the industry in other to boost tourism industry in the state.



The profitability of international tourism industry has garnered widespread recognition of tourism as a promising development agent for developing countries. Throughout the past fifty years, tourism has rapidly spread and has emerged as a major export sector in many countries (UNWTO, 2007). The decision to adopt tourism as an agent of development has been largely based on the expectation that tourism can:(a) increased foreign exchange earnings,(b) create employment,(c) attract foreign investment, and(d) positively contribute to local economic and the national balance of payments (Sharply and Telfair, 2002). In other cases it has been said that tourism is turned to as a last option by countries that lack extractable resources, are burdened by foreign debt, and rely on international aid (Brown, 1998).

Kaduna state richly endowed with a wide range of natural and cultural resources relative to other state in Nigeria and on a global level most of which are largely untapped. These resource‟s fall into protected ecosystems (game reserves and recreational parks), protected landscapes or natural sceneries, cultural sites, coastline, traditional festival and historic relics and monuments (Okechuku, 1990 and Okoli 2001).Kaduna state tourism resources are highly distributed from the south-northern part of Kaduna, which has a geo-cultural pattern, (Okoli 2001).

The availability of these potentials has made the development of tourism industry to undergo a gradual evolution, which each phase reflecting its growing importance in the economy. Despite all these economic, political, cultural and social benefits, tourism development has not been strong politically in Nigeria, especially in Kaduna state. What is really wrong with Nigerian tourism? This is why Ayibe (2007) said that tourism in Nigeria is at......

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