Renate Engelbrecht
Content producer
10 minute read
17 Jul 2021
10:00 am

South African Tourism: The foreseeable future grim, but there’s hope

Renate Engelbrecht

Experts struggle to see light at the end of the tunnel for South Africa’s tourism industry and urge government to step up.

South African tourism is struggling to see light at the end of the tunnel. Image: iStock

Whilst local citizens are trying to see light at the end of the tunnel amidst the current pandemic and the unrest that is hampering their spirits, the South African tourism industry is on its knees and desperately needs government to believe in the sector as a crucial part of the economy. Speaking to the media on Tuesday, 13 July 2021, the CEO of the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA), Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa said that the unrest could not have come at a worse time. The TBCSA champions and engages with government on behalf of the South African tourism industry....