News & Updates
South Nottihgham College (SNC) and The Institute of Travel and Tourism of The Gambia (ITTOG) have won the prestigious “Responsible Tourism Award” for Best engagement with people and cultures sponsored by Oman Ministry of Tourism at the World Travel Market (WTM) 2012. the judges were impressed by the strength of the partnership between SNC and ITTOG. The team at South Nottingham College Tourism department worked in partnership with local people in The Gambia to set up and run a vocational tourism institute in the Gambia which is staffed by Gambian students who were sponsored to study at the college in Nottingham and subsequently returned to Gambia with the skills to train others.
Following the redesign of our website our new gallery will be updated over the coming weeks to showcase some of the excellent work and activities over the recent months. This will give you a visual insight in to what we do at ITTOG. Please take a moment to look at these and see what we do. Thank you
The Institute of Travel and Tourism is enrolling students for the the following Part time courses commencing January 2013. Eco Tourism, Community Based Tourism, Tour Guiding, Customer Service, Front Office Operations, Marketing. We also offer tailor made courses for tourism and related organisations. Please contact us for further information about the courses we offer.
Following their win of the Africa Got Soul Competition at Camp Africa 2012, ITTOG students are gearing up for Camp Africa 2013 with the aim of defending the trophy. Camp Africa is an innovative project dedicated to fostering sustainable development activities and Responsible Tourism. It brings local, regional and international youths together on an annual basis to encourage integration and cross-cultural dialogue. The campers engage in multi-faceted sporting, cultural, educational and community focused activities organized each year.
Other study visits will include four days study visit to Tumani Tenda, one day excursion to South Gambia and five days study visit to Senegal. These visits provide exciting, direct and relevant learning activities outside the classroom. During the visits students are engaged in hands-on activities that lead to improved outcomes for students, including better achievement, standards, motivation, personal development and behaviour. Feedback from students who have been on these study visits shows that the first-hand experiences of learning outside the classroom can help to make subjects more vivid and interesting for students and enhance their understanding. It can also contribute significantly to students’ personal, social and emotional development.
A current graduate of ITTOG Momdou Simaga is voluntarily helping ITTOG as a support tutor. Simaga as he is fondly known completed an Intermediate and Advance Diploma in Travel and Tourism in July 2012. According to Simaga he feels he has gained a lot from the institute and the only way to give back is to volunteer in guiding students through writing their assignments. Simaga has also benefited from a City and Guilds Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) (7303) Level3 sponsored by ITTOG and SNC. Simaga is exited about his new role and feels amazed about how much he has learned at ITTOG and how his perception of the world has changed since completing his course. As part of a volunteering program with ABTA Travel Association, ITTOG will Also receive two volunteers from ABTA who will be training on Health and Safety as well as working on other projects.
Every year The Institute of Travel and Tourism of The Gambia (ITTOG) offers two (2) scholarships to its students to study in the UK.In its quest to providing Gambians quality education, the institute has unveiled its scholarship winners for 2012. Jainaba Chune and Fatoumatta Jallow are both awarded scholarships to study in South Nottingham College, Due to certain fulfillment the winners have to make to South Nottingham College, Fatoumatta could not make it to the UK this year but Jainaba is currently in the UK and has already started her classes. The two students have portrayed satisfactory academic and social potentials in relation to their studies at the Institute of Travel and Tourism of The Gambia (ITTOG), thereof deservingly rewarded a scholarship package.
This has brought the total number of scholarships offered by ITTOG to fifteen out of which eleven have made it to South Nottingham College since 2006. ITTOG being the only specialized Travel and Tourism institute in The Gambia with a well-equipped educational structure is committed to providing the tourism industry with professionally well-trained individuals to meet the demands and needs of the industry. In this regard, ITTOG is not only limited to introducing its students to established modern theoretical and practical teaching methods, which thus exposes students to innumerable knowledge-based facets.The institution further offers students the opportunity to study abroad.
ITTOG has, and will continue to offer at least two (2) scholarships annually to its students to study in the UK. The institution prides itself for bridging the gap between ineffectiveness and quality travel and tourism education through its quality training programmes. The Institute of Travel and Tourism of The Gambia wishes Jainaba Chune all the best of luck in her study at South Nottingham College.