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German Tour Operators And Journalists Arrive In The Gambia

The Gambia Tourism Authority (GTA)  and partners in the industry; such as Gambia Hotel Association and the Travel Association of the Gambia, yesterday, took group of journalists and tour operators from Germany to a familiarisation tour, dubbed FAM and Press Trip, to enable them experience Gambian tourism products and services.

In her presentation, the acting director general of GTA, Fatou Beyai-Baji, assured that within the next few days the  high calibre professional travel journalists and tour operators will experience the best of the smiling coast in terms of tourism attraction –  ranging from exotic eco-camps, trendy resorts along the coastline, to cultural encounters.

She  therefore expressed her pride to be associated with the FAM Trip. “The Gambian market is of great significance to them and we want to leave no stone unturned to make impact in that market,”  she remarked. This FAM and Press Trip, she hoped,  will lay the foundation in their effort to penetrate the German market.

Charnel Hobeika, chairman of Tourism and Travel Association of The Gambia, said the association was originally formed as the Association of Ground Tour Operators and Equipment Hirers. The Association was purposely established with the objective of providing a well coordinated and improved service so as to ensure a safe and comfortable passage of visitors in The Gambia.

According to Hobeika, the Association is totally committed to improving standards and safety to the highest level required in the interest of the modern traveller. “Working closely with the Gambia Tourism Authority and other association such as the Gambia Hotel Association, the Association of Small Scale Enterprises in tourism and responsible tourism partnership, we are able to improve our services and quality of our products. The ground tour operator members of the TTAG do work and represent major international tour operators,” he remarked.

Ida Cham-Njie, the chairperson of  the Association of Small Scale Enterprises in Tourism (ASSET), said Gambia wants to redouble its effort in tourism in order to improve its tourism sectors by building more eco-tourism centres across the country, which will not only benefit the tourists but also the communities living there. She said Gambia is a vibrant environment for the tourists who do come for holidays, and that Gambia is achieving its sustainable tourism dream which she noted, will also help the country to generate more income.

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