The Institute of Travel and Tourism of The Gambia is the leading travel and tourism institute in The Gambia acclaimed by the World Bank as ” the only institute in The Gambia offering structured learning in Tourism “.
The institute is linked and partner with Central Nottingham College which accredits all the courses run by the institute.
The institute aims to train Gambians and other nationalities alike in diverse career pathways in the Travel and Tourism industry, thus meeting the human resources need of the most important sector in our nation’s economy.
The Institute of Travel and Tourism of The Gambia (ITTOG)
was founded and established in 2008 by Dr. Adama Bah, Sheikh Tejan Nyang and Helen Wilcockson through links with South Nottingham College (now Central College Nottingham, UK) and eventually with Leeds Beckett University (UK) in 2010.
ITTOG specialises in hands on training mainly in the Travel and Tourism sectors with special emphasis on travel agency, tour operations, tour guiding, ground operations, events management, entrepreneurship/ business skills development, responsible/sustainable tourism, community based tourism, and general tourism business management.
The institution is duly registered and accredited as a training provider by the NAQAA of The Gambia. ITTOG has had lots of international acclaim from winning Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award 2012 for contribution to people and culture and in 2014 short listed to the top 3 by the World Travel and Tourism Council Tourism for Tomorrow Awards for responsible tourism projects. The institute has been recognized by the World Bank as “the only institute in The Gambia offering structured learning in tourism backed by creditable partners” and from 2008 to date, the Institute has trained over 1120 students including students from the sub-region namely Senegal, Ghana, Liberia and Nigeria
To provide a successful learning environment that is inclusive and practical, meets the specific needs of the local tourism and increases the skills and employability of its students.
- To ensure the college is managed in a sustainable manner.
- To facilitate links between the professional tourist and the course in terms of monitoring and sponsorship.
- To run a professional and successful course that increases the skills employability of its students.
- To run other professional in-service courses for the tourism industry.