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Spatial Distribution of Ecotourism Resources in Anambra State: A Nearest Neighbour Analysis Approach


Spatial Distribution of Ecotourism Resources in Anambra State: A Nearest Neighbour Analysis
Approach
Abstract
Several studies have emerged towards the development of tourist attractions in Anambra State and the majority of the studies is geared towards the creation of awareness and need for government interest in tourism development in the State. However, little or no study has delved into the geographical analysis of tourist’s attractions, with reference to natural attractions. The aim of
this paper was to highlight the implication of spatial distribution of ecotourism attractions in Anambra State using Nearest Neighbour Analysis. Global Positioning System was used to take the coordinates of ecotourism resources in the state. The result of nearest neighbour analysis revealed that ecotourism attractions in the study area have a regular distribution pattern (Rn=1.82), and the implications of the result were discussed. Thus, the need for an inventory of all natural resources in the State is needed for proper planning and even development for sustainability, while a partnership with private organizations and individuals of the State is advocated.

Introduction
tourism is reputed to have the ability for income generation and a tool for rural development, when developed in a sustainable manner (ecological, cultural and economically beneficial). It is on the front burner of most developing nations.....MORE AT @
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