SA must pounce on abundant tourism opportunities
Making it easier for visitors to enter the country is just one way of harnessing the potential
The national development plan (NDP) recognises tourism as a key driver of employment, economic growth and the national transformation agenda. Tourism is also one of the priorities of government that has been identified as a major potential economic and jobs driver.
SA is home to some of the most sought-after tourist experiences, and our natural beauty, combined with cultural and historic landmarks, provide an all-encompassing experience to visitors. Expanding our tourism footprint makes sense on several levels and will lead to increased economic growth and greater foreign earnings, while also creating jobs and economic opportunities throughout the entire tourism value chain...