The Democratic Alliance said
the new visa regulations are having a negative impact on the tourism industry,
as there has been a decrease in the number of tourists visiting the country.
DA MP of Tourism James Vos
said the first quarter of this year saw a 38% drop in arrivals of tourists from
China, one of the country’s biggest sources of tourism.
Vos said it is clear that
these travel regulations are having devastating effects because of the
potential job losses.
Vos added that “we have seen a
certain percent decrease in tourism arrivals in our country and this obviously
impacts on our ability to build our destination brand as a travel and trade
destination of choice”
These travel regulations are
making it more difficult for international visitors to visit South Africa, Vos
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