Tourism industry pleads for early lifting of travel restrictions
The industry wants the Covid-19 travel restrictions to be lifted from September to allow it to benefit from the peak tourism season
The tourism industry, which contributes nearly 9% to SA's economy, is appealing to the government to begin the phased in easing of restrictions on travel and tourism at the earliest from September.
It also believes a fixed date for opening up to international travel is critical to allow tourists to make forward bookings and for the industry to develop travel packages. Failing this, tourists would find alternative destinations, which could result in a permanent loss for SA...