CHRIS GILMOUR: City Lodge feels the pain of the lockdown
Out of the group’s 62 hotels, only six remain open and these are operating as quarantine hotels
A big casualty of the coronavirus pandemic is the global tourism industry, and SA is no exception.
At around 6% in 2018, SA’s tourism sector is a notable contributor to local GDP. It plays a big part in offsetting the national balance of payments deficit and accounts for more than 1.5-million direct and indirect jobs. Attracting more than 10-million tourists annually, its target was recently set at enticing 21-million visitors by 2030.