An imminent Easter holiday boon for the tourism sector

The South African tourism sector is expecting an influx of bookings over Easter following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

In a televised address on Monday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the national state of disaster would be lifted from midnight that day, giving a much-needed boost to the hospitality industry which is slowly returning to normal after more than two years of devastation. due to the pandemic.

Tshifiwa Tshivhenga, CEO of South Africa’s Tourism Business Council, said Easter bookings are looking good as most South Africans are expected to travel across the country.

“We are ready and prepared, now that the restrictions are relaxed. And we always follow our own regulations for the safety of people,” Tshivhenga said, encouraging people to explore the beautiful country.

“There are many things people can do in their province and within their budget. We want people to get out of their homes and explore.

Tshivhenga said with rising gasoline prices, people can take short trips to their respective provinces while enjoying the long weekend.

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Anelisa Sibanda

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