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Sustainable Tourism

We, at The Gambia Experience, have always been aware of the impact of tourism on the immediate and worldwide environment, which is why we’ve always strived to be a ‘green’ company. We continually endeavor to negate any detrimental impacts our business has on our destinations whilst sustaining long term environmental and social benefits.

Whilst we want our customer to relax and enjoy their holidays, we hope that no-one would want their enjoyment at the expense of others or to damage the beautiful areas they visit. We therefore ask you to bear a few things in mind...

 

 

 

Before you go

Learn the Local Language

Learning some useful phrases will help you to converse easier with the locals and enable you to get the most out of your holiday.

Respect local Cultures

Familiarise yourself with the local cultures and traditions of the country you are visiting. Try to experience the local festivals and take interest in the community in which you are staying.

Packing

Leave any unnecessary packaging in the UK and only take essential items with you to reduce pressure on recycling systems.

 

On Holiday

Respect the Environment and Wildlife

Act responsibly to protect the natural beauty and wildlife of our destinations for future generations to enjoy whilst visiting the country.

Respect for Others

Please be aware of a country's religious beliefs and dress appropriately when you are away from the main resort areas. Please also always ask permission when taking photographs. Respect other guests and locals by keeping noise levels to a minimum at night.

Using Local Restaurants

Our destinations have an excellent selection of good quality restaurants. By eating in local restaurants you are ensuring your visit benefits the wider community.

Spend Your Money Wisely

Make sure your money benefits the local people by buying local products and services. When shopping please refrain from buying items made from ivory, reptile skin, fur or tortoise/turtle shell to ensure animals and plants are able to thrive in their natural environment.

Preserve Energy

Save energy and the environment by turning off lights, air-conditioning and electrical items when not needed.

Preserve Water

Water is often taken for granted in the western world so it’s important to avoid waste when on holiday.

Please help preserve supplies by:

  • Only leaving dirty towels and laundry on the floor for washing.
  • Turn off dripping taps.
  • Using a basin of water with a plug rather than a running tap.
  • Having a shower instead of bathing in a full tub.
  • Reporting any leaks immediately.

Minimise rubbish

Always dispose of rubbish appropriately. Litter not only looks unpleasant but can also attract vermin and be potentially dangerous to wildlife and people.

End Child Sex Exploitation

This is a problem in many developing countries, so we ask you to report to your representative anything that you consider to be suspicious. All prostitution is illegal and paying anyone under 18 in cash or kind for sexual contact is punishable by both local (14 years imprisonment) and UK laws.

 

When you return

Contact us

Contact us with any positive or negative issues which you may have encountered in resort affecting the society or environment of the destination.

Please note further information on what else you can do to help you holiday destination will be sent with ticket packs and also available in our accommodations.

 
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