Tourism recovery plan gives sector hope

The Department of Tourism has released their draft recovery plan for the tourism sector, which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns.

According to EWNthe Tourism Business Council of South Africa has welcomed the draft and said that recovery in their sector was expected in the next few months as a result.

The recovery plan is a breakdown of the predictions for the reopening of the country for domestic and international tourism based on current data and projections.

Depending on how South Africa fares over the next few months, the recovery plan models show that the country is likely to open for travel between August 2020 and May 2021.

Determining factors for whether the opening will be sooner or later will come down to how COVID-19 continues to spread in different provinces.

‘This scenario assumes that the general observed recovery trajectory persists and that progress towards enhanced treatments for COVID-19 by the end of 2020 continue, with an accessible vaccine coming to market by the end of 2021,’ the Department said in the report.

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Source: Getaway