eThekwini mayor Mxolisi Kaunda has called on business to work with government to ensure the survival of the local tourism sector.
Kaunda was addressing a webinar on the impact of COVID-19 on the tourism sector, saying the municipality lost about 50% of visitors this festive season, compared to 2019.
He called for greater collaboration between all stakeholders to drive the sector forward.
“We are also lobbying the business sector which is coming on board to say it’s not only the sole responsibility of government to put cameras everywhere in the city. We have visited China, we have seen their Cities. In one city they have got about 3,4 million cameras in the city, in those cameras only 5 percent that is subsidised by government, in the main its the contribution of the private sector so that we can be able to work better. So we are calling for that collaboration that lets us ensure that we work together with our resources so that we can improve the work that we are doing,” says Kaunda.
Tourism KZN releases video to attract travellers
The province of KwaZulu-Natal invited travellers to a luxury holiday to unwind and rejuvenate.
Last year, Tourism KZN put together an awe-inspiring travel video to get lockdown-weary folks back into the mood of travelling.