By Yunus S Saliu

The ‘all-inclusive package,’ which has become a controversy among some vendors in the tourism industry has been declared a tourism package that is ‘here to stay.’

Honorable Hamat Bah, Minister of Tourism and Culture, Monday, told The Fatunework in a brief interview during the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and its satellite institutions’ retreat held at the Tendaba Camp that, “ The All-inclusive” package is here to stay.”

He stated clearly that 62 per cent of the entire world bookings today is all-inclusive and it is growing by the day.

According to him, nothing can stop tourists from going out and buying products but added that such products and services if provided should be of very great quality.

Minister Bah admitted that it cannot be business as usual, urging service providers to improve on their products and services adding “we are going for upmarket products of very high quality. Tourists want to enjoy quality services, too.”

He advised that anyone in the industry who wants to be counted must be ready to make available quality products and services.

Honorable Bah assured vendors and other service providers in the industry of his Ministry’s concern about their worries but assured and promise them of educating them on  ‘The all-inclusive package’ and how they can benefit from it abundantly.

Minister Bah finally said that his ministry will work with vendors in educating them on the all-inclusive package and how it can be beneficial to them.