By Moses Ben New Africa Business News
New Africa Business News- Tourism formed 25% of the Gambia Gross Domestic Product, major source of earning or revenue for the government , private individuals and most macro businesses in the country that immensely contributed to the socio , economic growth of the Senegambia region .
Over decades ago , the Gambia Diplomatic ties with the European Tourist market registered some major benefits which brought glory to many homes and businesses.
Above all , the government in turn made numerous revelations that , Tourism to a large extent act as a direct source of support to the country economic growth, which requires an open door policy with robust policies to up keep it fundamentals values based on international standards .
Though Tourism is faced with serious challenges, one may not oversight the facts that . There are also a number of social benefits which attached to the Industry based on a numerous data which closely draw references to areas like inter marriages. Gambia today have more dual nationals more than ever before decades ago with mix off spring of European / Gambian decent.
With the numerical strength the country achieved over the years through Tourism . One may also draw attention on some major areas that also act as a deterrent to the social development of the country which is Sex Tourism and Exploitation. Though , serious concerns are raised by experts . The rate of Sex tourism and exploitation is on the raise and with all pivot interest the government must draw a border line between a bad and a good Tourist who serves as an agent of development.
For New Africa Business News Moses Ben Africa Correspondent.