Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says the sector is ready to welcome both domestic and international tourists while fully adhering to the lockdown regulations.
The Department of Tourism says it has developed a comprehensive draft Tourism Recovery Plan as part of returning the sector back to business which was adversely affected by the COVID-19 lockdown.
KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube has encouraged people to visit the province because they’ve implemented stringent protocols to ensure the safety of visitors at all tourist destinations.
Since the closure of South Africa’s borders from March this year, the country’s tourism sector has lost 363-million-rand per day in revenue.
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.