Bayelsa State Tourism Development Agency


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The Bayelsa State Tourism Development Agency was established in 2012 as part of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson’s policy of developing the local tourism sector.

The main objectives of the agency include:

  • To promote responsible and community-based tourism so that the local communities will enjoy increased socio-economic activities.
  • To promote and market Bayelsa State as an ideal choice for holiday makers within and outside Nigeria.
  • To place the state on a pathway for sustainable tourism development.
  • To promote cultural links that will encourage our cultural integration and growth.
  • To assist in building a virile, strong state and nurture local cultures so that they will enrich the tourism experience and build pride and confidence among local communities.


To promote and market a new Bayelsa State that is an ideal choice for a holiday both for local and international tourists.


Working to create an enabling environment for the development of a competitive and sustainable tourism destination.