Lionel Lopez grimaces as he looks at the stagnant green water in the bottom of the pool at his hotel in Senegal’s Saloum Delta. He drained it after the global pandemic closed borders, bringing West Africa’s tourism industry to a standstill in mid-March.
Five international air transport and tourism bodies on Wednesday launched an appeal to international financial institutions and donors to support Africa’s travel and tourism sector, which employs 24.6 million people.
CEO of South African Tourism, Sisa Ntshona, says they have allocated R200 million relief package for small businesses in the industry that have been affected by COVID-19.
KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu has accused tour operators in the Kosi Bay area in northern KwaZulu-Natal of violating travel restrictions imposed by President Cyril Ramaphosa in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak
Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has expressed concern over job losses in the sector due to fears of further spread of the coronavirus.