GAMBIA IS GOOD
The Travel Foundation funds a Charitable marketing organization set up by Concern Universal. The marketing is done in partnership with British soft fruit and Polytunnel Company called Haygrove. The ultimate objective is to provide smaller Gambian fruit and vegetable growers a route to market, sell their products competively directly to the tourism industry and beyond. The profits are return back to the growers making it a sustainable project.
At best, it can be dubbed a “fair-trade”’ marketing company.
GIG, as it is famously called is a 2008 Sustainable Tourism Award Winner at the London World Travel Market.
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A match-made in heaven, between British couple (Gamspirit) and the community of Kartong. This is a truly responsible tourism project summarized below:
An MOU has been signed where:
• The Sandele Develpments are on land owned by the people of kartong
• At the end of a 25year period, the land and resort will revert to the people of kartong
• At least 70% of all Gamspirit employees will be from the community
• Finally, a portion of the profits will be donated to the village development projects
We wish there are countless Sandeles in The Gambia!
For further details on it’s truly nature looking please visit: www.sandele.com
SAFARI GARDEN HOTEL
A Responsible Tourism Award Winner at the World Travel Market in 2008!
A few minutes walk away from one of the best beaches in The Gambia, it’s the best place for peace and tranquility as the owners will say: A truly responsible set-up in terms of staffing and infrastructure.
For details please click: www.safarigarden.com
Responsible Tourism Policy
A Responsible Tourism Policy has been prepared by the Responsible Tourism Partnership and has been produced and agreed through a multi-stakeholder process.
Tourism is important in The Gambia. The government’s policy is to promote tourism and its contribution to economic growth. Our objective is to increase the contribution of tourism to our economy and to raise the living standards of Gambians. The government is continuing its efforts to broaden the tourism market, improve quality standards, and ensure rational use of the Tourism Development Area.
The complete RTP docucument can be downloaded from here (PDF)
GTA/UNICEF Code of Conduct Towards Children
The Gambia Tourism Authority is commited to the safety of children and has formulated a Code of Conduct with UNICEF which can be read here.