Tourism in Gambia

  • UNWTO: International tourism – strongest half-year results since 2010

    AFGHANISTAN, 2017/09/09 Destinations worldwide welcomed 598 million international tourists in the initial six months of 2017, some 36 million additional than in the same period of 2016. At 6%, increase was well above the trend of recent years, making the current January-June period the strongest half-year since 2010. Visitor numbers reported by destinations around the world reflect strong request for international travel in the initial half of 2017, according to the new UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Worldwide, international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) increased by 6% compared to the same six-month period last year, well above the sustained and consistent trend of 4% or higher increase since 2010. This represents the strongest half-year in seven years.
  • International Arrivals To Africa Reach More Than 18 Million In 2017

    BOTSWANA, 2017/09/09 Market Research Company Euromonitor International revealed before this week the key trends shaping travel and tourism in Africa at the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda. According to Euromonitor International’s new data, international arrivals to Africa grew by 6.5 % in 2017, to reach 18,550 million, up from 16,351 million in 2012. Key markets such as South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Mozambique, Cameroon, Mauritius and Tanzania accounted for 70 % of international trips to the Sub-Saharan African region.
  • Tourists in Gambia told to stay in their resorts

    GAMBIA, 2014/12/31 British tourists in Gambia have been advised to remain close to their beach resorts next reports of heavy gunfire near the presidential palace. Rumours circulating in the tiny West African country – a former British colony - spoke of a failed military coup attempt in the capital Banjul while long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh is out of the country on a visit to France. There was a blackout on Gambian national radio and television and the city was in lockdown, but the government denied there had been coup attempt. However, a foreign diplomat said unknown gunmen had attacked the palace and the presidential guard was involved in the fighting.
  • Ebola has claimed over 5,000 lives in the West African States of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

    GAMBIA, 2014/11/12 Though Gambia remains Ebola-free, the disease's pandemic in some West African nations has adversely affected the tourism sector in The Gambia, according to former Director of Tourism Shiekh Tijan Nyang. Nyang, who is presently the principal of the Institute of Travel and Tourism of The Gambia, told PANA here Sunday that the misconception about the disease has caused a “critical damage” to the country’s fragile tourism industry.
  • Gambia welcomes British tourists

    UNITED KINGDOM, 2014/10/07 About 182 British tourists arrived in the Gambia over the weekend, being the initial batch of tourists for the season, brought in by Thomas Cook. They were welcomed by the Minister of Tourism, Benjamin Roberts, at Banjul International Airport. Flights are scheduled for each week between Banjul and London, sources told reporters.
  • The Gambia by Corendon Airline 2012-09-16

    GAMBIA, 2012/09/16 The minister of Tourism and Culture has described the one-day promotional tour of The Gambia  by Corendon Airline, which is due to commence operations in the country next month, as 'a dream come true'. Fatou Mass Jobe-Njie made this remark during a dinner party organised Wednesday night at the Kairaba Beach Hotel by her Ministry and the Gambia Tourism Board to honour the Corendon International Travel and team prior to their departure. She said that the introduction of the flight from a key European source market such as Holland, on the eve of the winter season, is indeed
  • Gambia Increases Tourism Investment

    GAMBIA, 2012/05/06  Gambia is targeting a 5 % increase on its tourist numbers, according to tourism minister Fatou Mas Jobe-Nije, and is upping investment to attract additional visitors to the country. The tourist industry in the country receives over 100,000 visitors a year and is the second biggest earner of foreign revenue. Visitors from the UK make up 50 % of arrivals.