#Headlines

Covid-19 renders Senegambia strip lacklustre

Apr 24, 2020, 10:54 AM | Article By: Yunus S. Saliu

Senegambia strip, being the most bubbling and exciting place in the tourism development area (TDA) especially in winter or summer has now become a lacklustre area amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Senegambia strip is the heart of tourism development area harboured by Bertil Harding highway. It had no dull moment until the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic spreading like harmattan fire worldwide.

Senegambia strip is a small New York or London for first time visitors of the area; full of life, excitement especially the beach sides, while it is a planet of gold at night where one meets and makes friends with different tourists and holidaymakers in the Smiling Coast of Africa.

In Destination Gambia, it is an ideal place of leisure where one enjoys not only the sea, sand and sun but The Gambia as a whole when it comes to meeting the smiling people, good business partners and socialising among others.

Following the recommendation of the health experts committee concerning the spread of the covid-19, for the first time, the area started experiencing dull moments as government of The Gambia, like other countries worldwide, suspended flights from 13 (thirteen) countries from entering the destination amid the pandemic.

In addition to that, individuals traveling from another 47 (forty-seven) countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas to The Gambia are to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 (fourteen) days, a recommendation which is still in force, as the pandemic continues.

Coronavirus  pandemic is not just having impact only on Senegambia area in the country. It is really dealing with tourism which is an intermediary between all the economic sectors.

The impact on hotels, aviation, culture, hospitality institute, sites, creative and entertainment among others in tourism travel and culture industry is enormous.

The big question is how will The Gambia tourism and culture industry overcome the impact when coronavirus pandemic finally becomes history, which is still far from ending.

Meanwhile, an extract from a report commissioned by the Gambia Hotel Association (GHA) and Travels and Tourism Association of the Gambia (TTAG) conducted by Sheikh Tejan Nyang and Kebba Njie, it is disclosed that “hotels, tour operators, restaurants, airlines, suppliers and employees are just a few of the hardest hit that suffer the most immediate repercussions, as the outbreak is occurring during the winter, the busiest travel season.”

Read Other Articles In Headlines
repartiated Gambians
Over 99 Gambian migrants repatriated from Morocco
Nov 5, 2021, 2:19 PM

In the wake of our recent report on the condition of migrants in a Moroccan detention center, the government of the Gambia has repatriated 99 Gambian migrants who were detained in Bir Gandouz after their boat veered off course in the Mediterranean Sea off the Moroccan coast on October 7, 2021.

Minister Cole urges parents to help children wear mask
Nov 6, 2020, 10:49 AM

Following the general reopening of schools in the country on 28 October, the minister of Basic and Secondary Education has urged parents to help their children wear facemasks when going to school.

Embassy to stage
Embassy to stage daylong cultural exhibition with Young American Professional Organisation
May 20, 2022, 11:00 AM

Washington DC, 17 May, 2022: The Charge d’Affaires ad interim at the Embassy of The Gambia in Washington DC, Mr. Mustapha Sosseh, on Tuesday 17 May, 2022 received the Chief Executive Officer of Young American Professionals (things to do experiences for young professionals),Mr. Gregory Bland at the Embassy.

Pap Saine v3
Pap Saine pays homage to Deyda Hydara in receiving “Most Respected Media CEO” Awards
Jul 22, 2021, 12:06 PM

The awards ceremony of the Business Executive Magazine was held at the classic Hyatt Regency Height Hotel, Dubai on Saturday 17 July 2021. A gathering of African business executives, diplomats, bankers, investors and top media executives flaunted their best African Khaftans as official dress code for the evening.