The Gambia’s tourism sector feels pressure after Thomas Cook collapse
11 October 2019 | 6:00 am
As The Gambia's tourist season begins, hotel owners are still trying to 'cut down on losses' after the bankruptcy of British tour operator Thomas Cook on 23 September 2019. The British holidaymaker was one of the largest tourist outfitters in the small West African country, with 45% of tourists entering The Gambia through Thomas Cook according to The Gambia's government. Two emergency meetings have been organised by the government to find an emergency solution before the country's touristic season begins in November. from hotel owners in Banjul
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