Eastern Cape businesses and tourism destinations that were forced to close as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are pinning their hopes on heritage month.
The Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, has noted with concern the non-compliance by some restaurants since the move to Alert Level 2 of the COVID-19 risk-adjusted strategy.
The Western Cape government will launch the “We are Open” campaign this week, in an effort to revive the domestic tourism industry.
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has warned that some 120 million direct jobs could be lost in the tourism sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Small rural towns in the Western Cape that depend on tourism for their survival are itching to get their economies up and running.