Riverboat, Tour operators trained on product development improvement, others

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The European Union funded Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) in collaboration with The Gambia Tourism Board (GTB) and The Gambia Maritime Administration recently held a five-day training for staff of tour companies and riverboat operators.

The training, mainly sponsored by the European Union was geared towards developing participants’ capacity and safety in execution of their services and to ensure quality in the hospitality industry.

“This training is another milestone in the annals of tourism in The Gambia and could not have happened at a better time than now in our government’s quest to ensure that Gambians, particularly youth take integral part in the development of all sectors of the country,” GTB director general representative Mr. Tambara said.

He noted that the direct beneficiary of the training is by and large the tourism industry and given the gigantic strides being undertaken by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture.

“Equally, we urge and expect all the recipients to share the knowledge and skills received with others who were not privileged to attend this rare but important training.”

Representative of the Director General of The Gambia Maritime Administration, Mr. Touray, expressed optimism that after the training, the services that Tourists receive or experience would improve greatly in terms of quality.

 At the end of the training, the 12 participants were awarded certificates.