Factors accounting for low patronage of handicrafts, among tourists in Osogbo, Osun State / Tijani, N.O. ...[et al.]

Tijani, N.O. and Ogundele, A. and Yina, Orga Donald (2012) Factors accounting for low patronage of handicrafts, among tourists in Osogbo, Osun State / Tijani, N.O. ...[et al.]. Journal of Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary Arts, 4 (2). pp. 19-33. ISSN 1985-8914 , 2590-3837

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Abstract

This study examines the low patronage of handcraft among tourists in Osogbo with a view to know the4 problems they are encountering as well as suggest appropriate strategies to improve the level of patronage- participatory approach entail interview, discussion and focus group discussion were used to collect data on the subject of study. Data’s were collected from both the handicraft producers and the tourists it was discovered that the major problems accounting for low patronage of handicrafts are low quality of product, poor design, and expensiveness of the product, communication gap, and lack of usefulness of the product among others. It was recommended that the government should undertake major investment in handicraft sector and strengthen capacity building in the sector overcome critical problems associated with quality, design and usefulness of the product.

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Item Type: Article
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Tijani, N.O.
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Ogundele, A.
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Yina, Orga Donald
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Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > Travel. Voyages and travels (General) > Travel and state. Tourism
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > Travel. Voyages and travels (General) > Ecotourism
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > Travel. Voyages and travels (General) > Heritage tourism. Cultural tourism
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary Arts
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary Arts (JTHCA)
ISSN: 1985-8914 , 2590-3837
Volume: 4
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 19-33
Official URL: https://www.jthca.org/
Item ID: 44524
Uncontrolled Keywords: Handicraft, Factors, Demand, and Tourist
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/44524

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