Japan on Wednesday kicked off a national travel campaign aimed at reviving its battered tourism industry, but the effort has drawn heavy criticism amid a jump in new coronavirus cases.
The tourism industry continues to take the strain as lockdown regulations remain in effect. The accommodation sector is especially under pressure with limited travelling allowed.
Business people and players in the tourism industry have held a protest march from White River to the City of Mbombela in Mpumalanga to plead with government to re-open the tourism sector.
Zambia expects its gross domestic product to shrink by around 4.2% in 2020, more than the 2.6% contraction forecast by the central bank in May, finance minister Bwalya Ng’andu said on Wednesday.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Western Cape says government’s promise to bring relief for freelance tour guides, has not materialised as yet.