Banjul, South Africa (PressExposure) December 19, 2011 -- Tourists are increasingly turning away from holidays in far-flung destinations such as Dubai, Egypt and the Caribbean, choosing instead to holiday closer to home. Spending on leisure activities has gone down, according to the 2011 Family Spending Report published in November. However, there's no need to go camping just yet, says a travel agency in a truly exotic location. Holidaymakers can enjoy affordable year round sunshine, palm trees, stunning scenery and beautiful beaches, just five hours flight away in the ex-British colony of The Gambia, situated on the West coast of Africa.
Taf Gambia Tours, a travel company in The Gambia, has exclusive access to some of the countries best holiday deals and has seen an increasing demand for accommodation from holidaymakers in the UK and Europe. As The Gambia is just five hours flight away, tourists looking for an affordable tropical getaway will save money on their flights, plus they can choose from a wealth of affordable holiday homes close to its beautiful beaches such Brufut Gardens at Brufut Heights beach.
Mustapha Njie, CEO of Taf Holdings Ltd, which owns Taf Gambia Tours, is not at all surprised about the increase in tourists to The Gambia: "Our country is known as 'The Smiling Coast', and that's exactly what visitors do when they come here," Mr Njie explains. "The Gambia has a thriving economy and a constantly improving infrastructure. Tourists always receive a warm welcome from Gambians who are considered the friendliest people on earth, and often return again and again. Many even buy their own holiday homes in developments such as Brufut Gardens."
The Gambia offers a wide choice of accommodation, including affordable apartments of all sizes, luxurious villas with pools, holiday homes close to the beach, and hotels. Find out more by visiting http://www.tafgambiatours.com.
Household budgets for luxuries such as holidays have been drastically squeezed over the past few years. The 2011 Family Spending Report, published at the end of November, revealed that spending on leisure activities such as holidays had fallen, while spending on necessities such as fuel and electricity had increased. However, it's not all doom and gloom. A successful travel agency in an exotic location explains how people can still enjoy paradise on a budget.