The state of tourism

Tourism and hospitality remains the sector most severely impacted by Covid 19 and the government’s regulations in response to curbing the spread of the virus. We are approaching the usually busy summer season, TERS has only been extended for a few more weeks, borders aren’t open, and insurers have started to come to the party, reluctantly for now. But tour operators are suffering. Events companies are battling to adapt. And SA's tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane believes many businesses in the sector won't survive the pandemic.