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Ten American Tourists Arrive in Banjul

Jul 17, 2009, 7:27 AM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

Ten American tourists yesterday arrived at the Banjul International airport as part of a ten days visit in the country. The visit of these American tourists was organised by the Smiling Coast Tours.

Speaking in an interview with Entertainment, Mr. Pa Lamin Sarr, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Smiling Coast Tours, explained that his aim is to bring the American market closer to The Gambia by bringing in American tourists and provide them with an experience of a lifetime.

Mr. Sarr noted that Smiling Coast Tours is an international tour operating company that focuses on bring American tourists to The Gambia.

During the ten days visit, Mr. Sarr added, the tourists will be involved in lectures at the the University of The Gambia, seminar with the disabled, one day media training and sport jamboree at St. Peter's High School in Lamin. He said that this would include football tournament, basketball tournament and martial arts exhibition.

"The tourists will also pay a visit to places of intrest to tourist including the village of Juffereh in James Islands," he said.

Profile of Pa Lamin Sarr: A native of Lamin village Kombo North who attended Wesley primary school in Banjul from 1987-1993. From there, Mr. Sarr went to St Peter's High School in 1993-1999 where he studied Arts as his field. Later on he proceeded to the University of The Gambia from 2000-2004 and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing.

After graduating in 2004, Mr Sarr worked briefly in The Gambia for a year with Amra Consultancy Company as a Marketing and Development Officer.

He left for the US to do his Master's in Business Administeration with a concentration in Organisational Communication. Mr. Sarr graduated in 2006 from Murray State University in Kentucky where he worked as a private company called, Womack Carter Options, as a Case Manager. More information visit the wedsit www.smilingcoasttours.com