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.
Government says they have paid-out over 3000 tourist guides through the Tourism Relief Fund. The fund was initiated amid the national state of disaster – to provide relief for those affected by the coronavirus lockdown in the tourism and hospitality sector.