Why we think you should vote for The Gambia Experience in the British Travel Awards

Updated on Oct 11, 2016 by Alastair McClymont

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We're delighted to have been nominated at the 2016 British Travel Awards, this is why we think we deserve your vote.


Last month, we were delighted to learn that we had been nominated for 'Best Holiday Company to Sub-Saharan Africa' in the 2016 British Travel Awards, joining our fellow brand, Corsican Places, amongst a number of high profile nominees.

Despite the fierce competition, and perhaps due to being a tiny bit biased, we're adamant that we deserve to secure the title of the Best Holiday Company to Sub-Saharan Africa, and we hope to convince you that voting for us is the correct choice!


Why should you vote for us?


We know what it means to be a destination specialist

We've been operating in The Gambia for 29 years, and we think this experience sets us apart from other tour providers sending customers to the country. All of the staff at The Gambia Experience have visited the country at least once, most of us many more times, staying in the accommodation we offer, embarking on excursions that we sell and flying with the airlines that we use. Throughout the company this knowledge and expertise is shared, so we all know exactly how to allow you to get the best from your holiday to The Gambia, from finding the perfect accommodation or multi-centre itinerary for you, to recommending the best restaurant in walking distance of your digs.


We offer unrivalled customer service

From our office in the UK to our office, staff and reps in The Gambia, we ensure that our attentiveness and service is of the highest quality before, during and after our customers' holiday to The Gambia with us. Our staff in the UK are Gambia experts and are always on hand to take calls and help customers plan their holiday, while our regularly updated website and blog aim to educate and inspire those interested in or awaiting a trip to the country. We also provide all of our holidaymakers with a very informative Gambia Guide, which includes money off vouchers for local restaurants. Once our customers are in The Gambia, we have a superb team of dedicated, friendly and helpful reps who aim to make your African adventure as comfortable and rewarding as possible.


We offer the widest choice of holidays and places to stay in The Gambia

We have an extensive list of holiday categories to ensure that every single holidaymaker interested in a visit to The Gambia is catered for. From beach holidays, holidays for two and luxury holidays, to tailormade holidays, birdwatching holidays and honeymoons; our range is incredibly diverse. In addition to this, we offer the widest choice of flights, including our exclusive upgraded Star Service, and accommodation. We're particularly proud of the latter, offering customers the chance to stay anywhere from a 5* luxury hotel or a boutique property, to a floating lodge on the River Gambia or a blissful eco-retreat.


We don't just stop at your flights and accommodation

Even after helping customers book their flights and discover their perfect accommodation, we're still not satisfied. We want our customers to get the ultimate Gambian experience from their holiday, that's why we're dedicated to our extensive and rewarding Excursions and Experiences programme. With the support of a safe, reliable and reputable local operator, we offer a catalogue of interesting and exciting tour opportunities, from home-cooking courses and wildlife encounters, to river cruises and market experiences. There are opportunities for private tours for a more personal experience as well as group excursions.


We're dedicated to The Gambia

At The Gambia Experience, we're fully aware of the impact that tourism has on the immediate and worldwide environment, and we also understand that we have a responsibility to promote development and support in The Gambia. We have a number of initiatives to ensure we address these themes, from striving to be a 'green' company to supporting a number of charitable causes. The Community Development Fund is a key example of our dedication to supporting The Gambia. The fund is a new venture that we set up in order to raise funds to help Gambian communities with the eventual aim of allowing them to empower themselves. Most recently, our donations went towards the 'Light Up a Village' initiative, bringing essential solar power to rural Gambian villages.





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