Feb 1, 2011, 11:54 AM
2019/ 2020 winter tourist season gets underway, more flights are finding their
way to Destination Gambia. On Monday, Thomas Cook NE from Helsinki, Finland
arrived at the Banjul International Airport with 387 passengers on board.
Officials of The Gambia Tourism Board as well as tour operators received the airbus 330 on arrival.
Speaking to waiting journalists shortly after the landing of the aircraft, Adama Njie, director of Marketing at The Gambia Tourism Board, welcomed the move and that the surge in arrival numbers is a big plus not only for the GTBoard but for the entire country.
Njie explained that there are more flights heading to Banjul in the coming days, saying Scandinavians are very big spenders.
“They are not coming to the country just to enjoy the sunshine, but they also going to spend”.
He indicated that the numbers of flights landing are increasing by the day, so are the arrival numbers within the short period of time, despite the collapse of Thomas Cook UK.
Njie described Destination Gambia as the best place to visit by any holidaymaker and that that’s why it is truly called the Smiling Coast of Africa.
“We have rich cultural diversity in the country and in terms of accommodation we have very good accommodation and very reasonable for that matter”.