Is Gambia safe to travel to?

Gambia is beautiful. It such a colourful part of the world with fishing villages, bright blue skies, soft sandy beaches and so much nature to explore. It comes as no surprise that it’s on many people's travel bucket lists! But for a lot of travellers, there’s a big...

Gambia Bumsters: What are they and how to stay safe

Gambia Bumsters. If you've ever travelled to The Gambia, you will almost certainly have heard of this term. But what exactly are Gambia Bumsters? And how will they affect your holiday? In this blog post I will explain all... What are Bumsters in Gambia? A Bumster is a term used locally in The Gambia for a beach boy. The term Bumster is thought to have its origins from the English word for bum,...

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Love cheats, fraudsters and visa seekers: The reality of Gambian men

Since returning from my trip to the Gambia I have done some research into the country, the people, the way of life and the reality of Gambian men. After experiencing first hand what it can be like to be 'wooed' by Gambian men, I have done a lot of reading around the subject. I have also had contact with hundreds of women who feel that they have been treated badly by Gambian men (see comments at...

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Hi, am Dr Hayley Stainton

I’ve been travelling, studying and teaching travel and tourism since I was 16. Through Tourism Teacher I share my knowledge on the principles and practice of travel and tourism management from both an academic and practical perspective.

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The tour operator: What, why and how

The tour operator is an integral component of tourism, yet many people are unclear about what a tour operator actually or or what they do. In this article I will explain what a tour operator is and why tour operators are important. I will also talk about what the...

The best sex museums in the world | Understanding tourism

Whilst some people may avoid them like the plague, other people are curious about what the best sex museums in the world have to offer. From popular honeymoon days out in South Korea, to artefacts about sex through the different ares in Amsterdam, there are many...

Things to do in Burnham on Sea

We spent a lot of time in Burnham on Sea this summer. Before moving to Cheddar, I had never heard of this coastal area. And now I wonder why! Burnham on Sea has beautiful sand, its not crowded and there are lot of things to do in Burnham on Sea. Here's what I learnt...