flight has set the pace with the arrival of one their two flights everyday
beginning Monday till Friday, GTBoard director general has said.
Speaking shortly after the landing of the aircraft at the Banjul International Airport, Abdoulie Hydra, director general of the Gambia Tourism Board, said this year’s tourist season was very promising as more tourists are coming to the destination.
The GTBoard director general thanked the government and the ministry for their overwhelming support to realise this achievement within a very short period of time.
Hydra told journalists that the efforts they have been making have started yielding dividends, adding that they have been working with both international and local tour operators as well as local stakeholders.
He disclosed that this year’s season was the first time the industry would be receiving 49 flights in the tourist season.
He called for support and encouraged Gambians to go into partnership.
Adama Njie, director of Marketing at the Gambia Tourism Board commented on the TUI flight with the number of tourists on board as 176 from Holland
He disclosed that they are going to have five flights from TUI Holland and two from Belgium and that would be seven flights a week; saying this was a good signal for the season.
Mr Njie disclosed that other flights would be flying from Ghana and Nigeria to The Gambia as sub regional tourism was one of their priorities, adding that they have other tour operators that are really interested to do all year round tourists.