European Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research (EJHTR)

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Assessing the Factors Affecting Hotel Management in Ikire, Osun State, Nigeria (Published)

Tourism is service based industry offered to tourists, tourism services are the practical implementation of hospitality. Hotel is an establishment within the broader field of hospitality which provides lodging, meals and other services to guests. Rendering services in the hotels possess little or more challenges which a lot of researchers have been on look outs in finding lasting solutions. Therefore, this research investigates the prominent factor(s) affecting the hotel management in Osun state with preference to hotels in Ikire. The research was carried out in Ikire town located along Ibadan and Ile Ife expressway Osun state, Nigeria. The research engaged the entire twelve hotels in Ikire town and their staff (117). The data collected were analysed using frequency count, percentage and Pearson chi square. The result revealed that insecurity within the hotel, insufficient fund for running the hotel, structural design of the hotel and socio-economic factor of the hotel are significantly related to successful and smooth running of hotel businesses in Ikire town. Though most respondents believed that structural design of the hotel must be the first factor in hotel businesses. Insecurity, socio-economic, insufficient fund, and structural design of the hotel were identified as factors affecting hotel management in Ikire.

Keywords: guests’ patronage, hotel establishment, infrastructure influence, prominent factors

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