Global tourism body wants more support for African nations
A WTTC report shows how vital the tourism sector is for economic growth after Covid-19, as it accounts for 9.2% of total employment in SA
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global travel and tourism private sector, is calling on African governments to do more to protect the sector, one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus.
In a new report published on Wednesday, the WTTC said the industry will likely play a key role in Africa’s economic recovery after the pandemic. During 2019, travel and tourism generated $168bn towards GDP, or 7.1%, to the African economy, growing by 2.2% from the previous year...