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  • Flights

Ibom Air To Extend Flight To Gambia – Gov Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has said that Ibom Air, the State-owned Airline, will extend its flight operations to the Gambia and other West African countries.

Emmanuel said this when the Gambian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr  Mohamadou Musa Njie, paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Uyo on Monday.… read more

  • Flights

Transair reconnects Senegal to Sierra Leone after a year of suspension

In March 2020, Transair suspended its international routes due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Currently, the Senegalese private company has taken over 80% of its pre-crisis sub-regional network.

Since March 13, Transair has reopened its Dakar - Freetown route. The Senegalese private company now offers 3 weekly flights… read more

  • Flights

Emirates and TAP Air Portugal sign MOU to expand strategic partnership

Emirates and TAP Air Portugal have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand the codeshare partnership currently in place between both airlines.

The new agreement will see customers of both airlines benefit from seamless connectivity on many new routes across the Americas, North Africa and East Asia. Emirates and TAP Air … read more

  • Flights

Binter Canarias returns to Senegal and to Morocco

Due to Covid-19, Binter Canarias had suspended its flights to Africa where it served 5 countries. In November 2020, the Spanish private company reconnected with Mauritania.

The reconstruction of its African network continues with its return to Agadir and Dakar. From April 19, Binter will reopen its routes between the… read more

  • Miscellaneous

Destination Gambia Named Among World's 10 Best Ethical Destinations 2021

Despite the devastating effects of global corona virus epidemic on global tourism industry, Destination Gambia has been named among the World's Ten Best Ethical Destinations 2021 by the Ethical Traveler.

The Gambia was named (in alphabetical order, not in order of merit) alongside nine other countries by Ethical Traveler 2021 list o… read more

  • Flights

Tourism Minister Launches Tourism Policy and Strategy Development

The Ministry of Tourism and Culture, through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs supported by the UNDP Economic Management Project on Monday launched the revision and reformulation of a tourism policy and strategy development.

The launch, which attracted stakeholders from different sectors, was held at Sir Dawda Kairaba Jaw… read more

  • Flights

Nigeria loses West Africa Air Travel Market to Ghana

Nigeria has lost the West African air market to Ghana as today no Nigerian airline is operating to destinations such as Accra, Abidjan, Dakar, Freetown, Monrovia and the Gambia.

Industry operatives told THISDAY that the aforementioned routes used to be lucrative for Nigerian airlines, where they generate dollar revenue… read more

  • Cruise

Holland America Line’s bucket list

Holland America Line’s Grand Voyages are made for dreamers, adventurers and explorers seeking to discover new cultures and illuminating experiences. The quest for destination immersion continues with Holland America Line’s 2022 Grand Africa Voyage, 2023 Grand World Voyage and 2023 Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage, which … read more

  • Flights

Lyon joins Air Senegal’s network

Carrier: Air Senegal
Aircraft: Airbus A321
Frequency: 3X-weekly
Start date: March 28, 2021
Distance: 4,027 km
O& D traffic demand (2019): 33,150
Annual growth:
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  • Destinations

Gambia Tourism in crisis - Senegambia Hotel terminates contract of 41 staffs

The impact of Covid-19 pandemic on The Gambia is throwing the tourism sector into deep crisis as one hotel terminated employment contract of its long serving staff members. Some 150,000 Gambians are said to be employed in the tourism industry, among them is Mr Lamin Njie. He is among the 41 staff members of the hotel whose employme… read more

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