Tourism has become the noblest instrument of this century for achieving international understanding. It enables contacts among people from distant parts of the globe, people of various languages, races, creeds, political beliefs and social standings-tourism brings them together. It leads to personal contact in which people can understand attitudes and beliefs which were incomprehensible to them because they were different. It is the greatest relater of cultures.
Tourism is acclaimed all over the world as the fastest growing industry. The potential of tourism in Nigeria in general and in Rivers state in particular are speculated to be much bigger than that of crude oil. Where oil has been described as GOLD MINE, Tourism has been described as a DIAMOND MINE.
By Yahaya Ezemoo Ndu.