Over 200Kg of books from the Tourism Concern library have been donated to the Institute of Travel and Tourism of the Gambia. The books arrived at Gatwick on Friday morning at 6am and were kindly taken via students on a field trip to the Gambia. Alberto and the students were fantastic and made the process simple and cost effective – each student kindly carried 10/15Kg of books which will now form part of a new tourism library in the Gambia and their support and kindness is greatly appreciated.
The Institute of Travel and Tourism of the Gambia was founded five years ago and offers professional courses in various areas of the industry, backed with practical experience that cannot be obtained in any other learning centre currently within The Gambia. The ITTOG brings people together in a supportive and challenging educational environment that provides its students the skills to excel in a career in tourism globally. The institute specialises in hands on work; practical training in all sectors of the tourism industry with special emphasis on Travel Agency, Accommodation, Tour operations, Tour guiding, Ground operations, Events management and general tourism business management, Community based tourism training, among others.
The ITTOG is linked with several Institutes of learning overseas including Central Nottingham College which serves as its main partner and sponsor. The Institute host several University and College student groups on professional exchange programmes which are centred on project assignment on various issues relating to Responsible and Sustainable Tourism among others with particular emphasis on problems of developing countries using The Gambia as a case study.
The ITTOG is linked with the International Centre for Responsible Tourism and as a result promotes the teaching of Responsible Tourism as a core activity.