After the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) said the industry will operate according to the Government Gazette which permits leisure travel within a province, the government has now officially confirmed that accommodation establishments may welcome visitors either for business travel or leisure travel within a province.
This comes after Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane announced no leisure travel will be permitted during Level 3.
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Private home share options like Airbnb are still not allowed.
Inter-provincial travel is still banned on the current level of lockdown. TBCSA CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwaif said that if government does not open inter-provincial leisure soon, mass retrenchments could start within the sector. ‘Inter-provincial travel will bring hope to the industry and mitigate mass retrenchments,’ Tshivhengwaif added.
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