Following a two 12 months tourism suspension globally on account of Covid-19, tourism in The Gambia has now began because the nation receives its first vacationer flight for the 2021-2022 winter season on Friday – the Gambia Expertise – being the primary flight from the UK onboard 136 passengers.
The plane upon arrival was obtained by officers from The Gambia Tourism Board, in addition to different tourism stakeholders within the nation.
Chatting with journalists shortly after the touchdown of the plane, Abubacarr Camara, director basic, Gambia Tourism Board (GTB) who deputised the minister of Tourism and Tradition, stated this 12 months’s vacationer season exhibits a very good signal, as we obtain the Gambia Expertise from UK bringing this variety of passengers.
He stated for the previous two years, “we’d not anticipating these arrivals, however at this time is a vital day, which is the arrival of the primary flight.”
“Once you speak about tourism, it has to go along with high quality services, and on account of that, majority of the lodges have been prepared for lodging, as a result of after two years of closure, they wanted some type of help to have the ability to renovate their services.
DG Camara advised journalists that the UK is a vital market, including they’re additionally working with different supply markets just like the Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium and so on to ensure that they penetrate vacation spot Gambia.
We’ve additionally been working with different stakeholders to ensure that what we referred to as necessary protocol with the help of the Ministry of Well being and WHO to have a printed protocol to information all vacationers to abide by.
For the problem of election in The Gambia, DG Camara stated the election wouldn’t have an effect on the vacationers’ season, though there was loads of peculations that there’s want to maneuver our election from the interval the place we used to carry it, however I’m sure that normally for those who take a look at the historical past of our election, we do not have a lot issues aside from the previous deadlock.
Gambians are peaceable individuals and I believe the election could be held peacefully with none drawback.
Adama Njie, director of Advertising, Gambia Tourism Board, stated through the covid, your complete tourism fraternity nearly collapsed. “We’ve additionally engaged our companions because the covid began to see what we will do when it comes to joint advertising, that is why you will have seen the primary flight,” he stated, including that on the stage of the board, they’re working very onerous with their father or mother ministry to ensure that, there’s all the time high quality service supply.
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