Cultural Tourism as an Exponent of Art and Crafts Sector in African Economy
The arts and crafts sector in African is a vibrant intersection of numerous cultures, reflecting the diversity and creativity of the African people. Arts and crafts, inclusive of sculptures, painting, poetry, woven works, beadworks and textile among others, are deep-rooted in African heritage and bear a substantial contemporaneous value. They embody, the spirit of African Culture, thus enabling tourist to connect with Africa’s trans-generational ethos and rich cultural heritage. The potential for cultural tourism’s growth and invariably, the unique proliferation of the African economy, therefore stems from the international integration of these arts and crafts into the tourism sector. The key components and elements influences the tourist decision making process in choosing a destination to travel.
Keywords: Cultural, Tourism, Crafts, Arts, Economy, Sustainability.