The Tourism Business Council of South Africa is developing a protocol that will help consider an early start for domestic tourism.
Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa the Chief Executive Officer of the Tourism Business Council of South Africa warns that if domestic tourism is held for long without operating there will not be any tourism business come December.
“we are working on a protocol that will be presented to the minister of tourism to allow domestic tourism to start early, business travel can start, drive through in national parks while there is less human contacts can start with practicing social distancing,” Tshivhengwa said while appearing on a TV interview.
He was responding to Kubayi-Ngubane’s plan to delay the tourism industry till end of this year due to Coronavirus pandemic.
The Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane told Parliament’s portfolio committee on Monday 04 that the tourism industry (domestic tourism) might resume in December 2020.
Some economic experts and the minister herself, have predicted that the sector may only start up again by December this year, starting with domestic tourism.