• Responsible tourism study tour

Responsible tourism in the Gambia has developed thanks to the high levels of engagement with the local people and commitment from the small-scale enterprises involved. On this unique 'behind the scenes' study trip you'll meet some of the passionate people driving this success and learn from their experiences.

This trip is perfect for students, or anyone who is eager to learn more about development. We start your trip by introducing you to some of the key players in tourism in The Gambia. The days will combine “classroom” learning and field trips. We will go in-depth what is an eco lodge, how to execute responsible excursions and fair trade shopping, why we should use local guides and other services provided locally, community involvement (in good and bad) and do´s and don´ts. You will also have the opportunity to meet local students.

Experience first hand what responsible tourism is really about, and how important it is for a small developing country like the Gambia, where tourism is one of their main sources of income. We can also tailor this educational trip according to your subject of interest.

Is responsible tourism in the Gambia a myth, or reality?

Location: Various destinations. Gambia.
Best time to travel: November – May. But it can be done throughout the whole year!
Recommended stay: 8 - 10 days.
Suitable for how many people: From four to twelve people. We can cater for bigger groups.
Where you will stay: Guesthouses, eco lodges.
Activities you can do: Visit projects and initiatives, workshops with leaders in responsible tourism and local students, interactive excursions.

The Gambia was one of the first countries to develop a national responsible tourism policy? The founder of ETP joined a similar tour back in 2006, that was the kick-starting seed for Ethical Travel Portal?


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