Tourism Investing in Africa's Future: The Gambia and Uganda

Tourism Investing in Africa's Future: The Gambia and Uganda

6 Nov 2018, 16:00 - 16:30

Middle East & Africa Inspiration Zone - AF190

Tourism is one of Africa’s most promising sectors for development. We look at two places where further investment could bring development by creating sustainable livelihoods for local people. At Bwindi in Uganda, local communities are successfully developing new products for sale to tourists and increasing their incomes. The new Gambian administration is promoting inclusive culture centred tourism. New community based responsible tourism initiatives disperse economic benefit to rural areas, diversify Gambia’s tourism product by providing new and authentic heritage excursions that build on the untapped potential of the River Gambia and extend the season.


  • Harold Goodwin


    WTM Responsible Tourism Advisor

    Harold is WTM’s Responsible Tourism Advisor, he puts together the flagship Responsible Tourism programme at WTM London which attracts 2000...

  • Adama Bah



    Institute of Travel and Tourism of Gambia

    Adama Bah worked as hotelier for 25 years and finally took voluntary retirement as a Manager from The Bungalow Beach Hotel, The Gambia. It was in...

  • Peter Nizette


    Independent Tourism Economy & Value Chain Development Consultant

    Peter is an Australian senior tourism development consultant with 45+ years in the travel industry with; safari companies, airlines, large global...

  • Hamat Bah


    Minister of Tourism

    The Gambia

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