Cape government says the latest trends in global
travel numbers are clearly demonstrating the disastrous impact of South Africa’s
visa regulations on the tourism sector.
This is as two reports have been released this week
from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation and Statistics South Africa
Tourism Migration, providing clear evidence that SA is closing the doors for
Ministerial spokesperson for Economic Opportunities
Bronwynne Jooste said Minister Winde is very concerned with the trends we see
in the UN and Stats SA reports.
Jooste said we can see that the rivals from the big
countries are down and that while international rivals to the rest of Africa are intriguing, the numbers remain flat in South Africa.
“Globally we also see more destinations are making
it easier to visit and here in South
Africa we are doing the opposite.” Jooste
Jooste added that we have independent research
which has found that visa regulations will cost the economy R10 billion in lost
income and over R20 000 in jobs.
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