COVID-19 has affected every sector across the globe, and the hotel industry is among the hardest hit. This paper is a contribution to the existing literature on the effect of COVID-19 on hospitality industry. It discusses how hospitality industry in Nigeria is affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic and presents reports on evidence and estimates about the impact conducted from surveys, and suggests the path forward for the hospitality industry in Nigeria during the lockdown and post-COVID-19 pandemic period.
Keywords: Hospitality industry, COVID-19, pandemic, social distance, Nigeria, economic growth.
Cite as: Okon, E. O. (2021). Hospitality industry and economic growth: Review of first wave of Covid-19 pandemic effect in Nigeria. Journal of Qualitative Social Sciences, 3(1), 33-44.