The Gambia Experience reports its deluxe properties are continuing to sell strongly, despite current economic conditions.

This winter, bookings for the Luxury Collection hotels are up 12% year on year. This trend is further supported by the tour operator’s 21% increase in winter reservations for its Premium Class London Gatwick - Banjul flight service.

Chris Rowles, managing director of The Gambia Experience, said: “The growth in high quality accommodation is attracting new visitors to The Gambia, many of whom are switching from long haul destinations, consequently it is our deluxe properties along with our upgraded flights that are selling particularly well.”

Accommodation is highlighted within the tour operator’s ‘luxury’, ‘excellent quality’ and ‘great value’ hotel collections with many properties exclusively available through The Gambia Experience.

Its deluxe properties include the recently opened Coco Ocean Resort & Spal, the Coconut Residence and Ngala Lodge. 

The Gambia Experience ‘luxury collection’, costs from £664 per person. This price is based on bed & breakfast in a standard room and includes return Gatwick flight, taxes & hotel transfers. Regional departures are offered from Bristol, East Midlands, Manchester and, new for 2009/2010, Birmingham International Airport.

Throughout September The Gambia Experience is price matching all winter 09/10 Gambia holidays departing from Gatwick (excluding peak dates) and is promoting a selection of Early Booking Offers for travel this winter, which are valid if booked by 30 September 09.

These include a free treatment at Coco Ocean Resort & Spa, half board upgrades and discounts resulting in savings of up to £140 per person plus additional £35 per person loyalty discount for those who have previously travelled with The Gambia Experience or sister brands The Senegal Experience and The Cape Verde Experience.

A complimentary 156 page ‘Gambia Guide’, which provides information about the destination and includes discount vouchers for many restaurants, is provided with all bookings.

Call The Gambia Experience on 0845 330 4567 or visit

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