IJSRP, Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2017 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Philip Samuel Kongoley-MIH
This paper attempts to investigate the factors that inhibit the development of tourism in Sierra Leone after the rebel war. Various studies have been done on the economic contributions of tourism to a country and little attention has been paid to this topic and particularly Sierra Leone. A tremendous effort has been made by both the public and private sectors after the ten year rebel war towards the development of tourism. Despite remarkable progress in this respect, the tourism sector in the country has been constrained by both internal and external factors such as human resource capacity, inadequate fund, implementations of tourism policy, poor marketing strategies etc. A survey was conducted among Ministries and Agencies who are directly and indirectly associated with tourism activities. One hundred (100) respondents were selected by a simple random method.Questionnaire, face to face interviews, discussions and external sources were the main research instruments. The Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to analysis the relevant data. It is recommended that the highlighted problems are to be addressed by the appropriate authorities in the country.