The likely effect of sustainable landscape on the quality of life through tourism: focus on Nigeria
Increase in leisure time, improved rising standard of living and concerns for healthy life style has geared people into taking part in tourism activities and landscape, play a very important role in the choice of the tourist destination. The desire of every tourist is to enjoy beautiful landscapes either natural or human-made which come in a variety of forms. A well landscaped attraction with nature, wildlife, water and other elements help people enjoy the environment, fresh air, engage in physical exercise, reduce anxiety and feel relaxed thereby adding to the quality of life. This paper sheds light on the need for proper development of tourist potentials in Nigeria through landscaping in order to improve on the quality of life of its people and tourists in general. It reviews literature in landscaping and examines the role it plays on the quality of life. It also analysed data collected from field survey in Nigeria using the descriptive summary measures and concludes that landscaping has the potential to contribute to the human wellbeing if considered, and should feature in the development of the Nigerian tourists’ attractions.
Citation : Ayeni, D., Ebohon, O.J. and Taki, A.H. (2011) The likely effect of sustainable landscape on the quality of life through tourism: focus on Nigeria. West Africa Built Environment Research Conference, Accra, Ghana 19-21 July 2011. pp. 907-918.
ISBN : 9780956606013
Research Group : Architecture Research Group
Research Institute : Institute of Architecture
Peer Reviewed : Yes