School Groups and Travel Agents Visit The Gambia

Updated on Dec 08, 2016 by Chris Rowles

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School children and travel agents enjoying their visits to The Gambia.

With the 2014 winter season now officially underway, it’s great to see holidaymakers heading to The Gambia to enjoy the delights of the smiling coast. The country remains completely #Ebolafree and although it’s been a tough few months, we’re seeing more and more positive signs.

During the latter part of October we saw various school groups head out to The Gambia. Year 10 & 11 pupils from the Mountbatten School in Romsey had their first cultural exchange. They had a fabulous time canoeing through the mangroves at Makasutu and meeting with fellow pupils from Latrikunda Sabaji Upper Basic School.

The Langley School had a fantastic trip, too – they even wrote their own blog while they were there. On their return, the mother of one of the pupil’s told us “she had a fantastic time and can’t stop talking about the things she did and the people she met. I know it will be a trip she will never forget.”

We’ve also just welcomed back a Travel Agent’s Educational group, led by Gill Synnuck – a group of 13 agents who looked around various hotels and took in the sights and sounds of The Gambia and who we’re sure will return to their places of work and spread the good word. Stephen and Sandra Wilde, the co-founders of The Gambia Experience some 27 years ago, have also recently been out to the country for a holiday - along with their 11-year-old son Curtis. They had a fantastic holiday at the Kombo Beach hotel.

All in all, we’re glad to see so many positive signs and we’re getting lots of excellent feedback from customers, and on our busy Facebook page, which has garnered many encouraging interactions and comments in recent weeks. If you haven’t yet seen it, Gambia Tourist Board have produced a short video from the perspective of tourists on holiday in The Gambia – if you have concerns about travelling, I’d urge you to take a few minutes to hear what people have to say.

 

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