20 November 2012

Gambia: 'MOYS Can Work With MOTC On Event Tourism'

The Ministry of Youth and Sports can work with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture to develop sports event tourism, says the minister of Youth and Sports, Alieu Kebba Jammeh, on Sunday, during the opening of The Gambia Beach Boogie sporting event currently underway at the Senegambia Beach Hotel and Coco Ocean.

Minister Jammeh described skydiving as a good product in the traveling industry. He said: "Skydiving game is now gaining momentum as lots of countries are staging and doing it." He noted that people from different countries are traveling around the world to either view one type of sports or the other or even take part in it.

Minister Jammeh also commended the minister for Tourism and Culture Minister, Fatou Mass Jobe-Njie and her ministry for a job well done. He reiterated that sports event tourism is meant for tourists to come and see or take part since there are lots of sports that could be transformed to event tourism. He said golf is a good example of this noting that there is a golf course in The Gambia.

"We can equally work on this with necessary stakeholders to develop them especially during off season when a lot of Nigerians do come to the country to play golf," Minister Jammeh noted.

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