A Pan African Committee of Travel Professionals and Experts from 15 African countries have named the Banjul International Airport as the ‘Most Passenger Friendly’ Airport in Africa, along with four other Airports namely; OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg, and Cape Town Airport, both in South Africa, Kataka Airport in Accra, Ghana and the Lome Airport in Togo.
According to a lists published on ATQnews.com, a member of Travel Media Group, the nominees for the various category, The Gambia is listed number one for the ‘Most Passenger Friendly’ Airport in Africa category award. It further stated that award for this category is self explanatory and doesn’t go to the biggest or grandest airport but to that airport that provides the best travel experience to passengers. This is a survey by Africans for the best performers in Africa.
Best Tourism Minister in Africa Nominees
Meanwhile, the former Minister of Tourism and Culture of The Gambia, Fatou Mass Jobe and two other serving Ministers of Tourism of Zimbabwe and Ghana are also nominated for an award that goes to recognise the endeavours of a Tourism Minister from Africa who has played a significant role in not only driving the tourism agenda at his/her country, but also helping forge ties between African nations with a view to enhancing regional tourism.
The two other nominees are Walter Mzembi from Zimbabwe and Elizabeth Adjare-Olosu of Ghana.
by Musa Ndow