With all this doom+gloom going on at the moment,I received a letter this morning from a Mr Benjamin A Roberts The Director General of the Gambian Tourism Board,Thanking me for my efforts in promoting Destination Gambia,My efforts fall into two categories firstly my love of Gambia and my love of the people there especialy the ones who treat me as an equal and accepted me for what i am.
Secondly My wanting to help in some way however small it may be.
So as an avid reader of all things that relate to Gambia on +off the internett,i read about all the very very good thing being offered by the goverment vie the GTB,to any new investers into tourism in The Gambia including Travel Companies,So rather just sticking to my old routine of takeing/sending pens/pencils etc out for the kids ,i thought id try and improve and aim a little higher,I'M a firm believer that Gambia can draw more tourists in the so called out of season ,
So i wrote to a few travel companies and told them what was briefly being offered by the GTB and would they be interested in finding out more ,and the possibility of setting up a meeting with some of the people from the GTB and the responce has been quite positive ,one of the companies operates its own fleet of aircraft i think they own 44 and lease 2 others,there opps maneger i spoke to said that when they have aircraft doing nothing they have even flown them to canada to do charter work rather than have them sat at airports doing nothing and being charged for it,so he said he will look at anything,
Nothing may come of any of this,what i'm certainly not going to do is give up on gambia due to the present troubles,Thats down to the politicians to sort out,and i think it would be awfull for us to turn our backs on a country that we ALL keep going on that we love so much I'm not,thats for sure.