South Africa must ready itself to welcome tourists and visitors from a range of new, non-traditional markets as the Covid-19 pandemic wanes.

This, according to SA Tourism’s acting CEO, Themba Khumalo who announced that the 16th Meetings Africa tourism event has been confirmed for 28 February in Johannesburg.

Khumalo says with travelers itching to travel again South Africa could see many people, who have never paid the country a visit, now traveling here for business or leisure.

He says business travelers should also be encouraged to extend their stays to enjoy the country’s tourist attractions.

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South African Tourism has urged South Africans to, while visiting their family this festive season, visit and support local tourist attractions and businesses.

The organization pleaded with President Cyril Ramaphosa not to implement stricter lockdown measures over the Christmas holidays .

SA Tourism board-member, Thebe Ikalafeng says the industry has already lost millions of Rand in revenue due to recent the travel bans imposed on South Africa.

Ikalafeng says South Africans form an important part of the customer bases of local tourism businesses.

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