The real reasons for decline in tourism arrivals in SA

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Re: The real reasons for decline in tourism arrivals in SA

Post by RogerFraser » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:36 pm

O-/ have seen reports that the parks is actually trying to downplay this attack and make it out to be some kind of domestic incident O/

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Re: The real reasons for decline in tourism arrivals in SA

Post by Lisbeth » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:45 am

:-? Also the stolen spare tires and hustle-bustle during the night O**

The police must be examining the case -O-
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Re: The real reasons for decline in tourism arrivals in SA

Post by Lisbeth » Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:58 pm

Fewer tourists visited SA in 2019 compared to 2018

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South Africa's Tourism industry has suffered a setback. According to Statistics SA, the number of international visitors to date has declined. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Fewer tourists have visited South Africa this year compared to 2018.

Stats SA says the number of international visitors to date declined by 1.4 percent.

The Tourism Business Council says restrictive policies played a part in the drop.

Tourism Business Council of South Africa CEO Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa says the country's image abroad has been tainted by the recent violent attacks on foreign nationals.

"Our image internationally is tarnished if you talk to a lot of people. Remember, we have been operating in this business for the past 25 years with issues of crime and we've been navigating as an industry now with social media where everyone can report what's going on."

WATCH: Crime Stats: 58 people killed a day in SA

"We have to work even harder, our PR has to be even more robust, online presence, more robust so we can counter the messages that are going into the market. We need to put in more resources to be able to see more tourists coming into the country."

Watch the full interview with Tourism Business Council of South Africa CEO Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa above.

I have left one of the links put in the article O**
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Re: The real reasons for decline in tourism arrivals in SA

Post by RogerFraser » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:39 pm

:yes: no surprise there .Imagine that

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Post by Richprins » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:38 am

New tourism monitors ready for duty
Deputy minister of tourism, Fish Mahlalela, presided over the graduation held at Communio Church.
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It was a proud moment for 210 graduates who successfully graduated from the Tourism Monitors Training Programme on Friday.

Deputy minister of tourism, Fish Mahlalela, presided over the graduation held at Communio Church.


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In collaboration with the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA), the Department of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism hosted the graduation ceremony for the youths.

The monitors mean to ensure visitor safety and service excellence at the tourist attractions in the province.

During that graduation, Mahlalela said, “The Tourism Monitors Programme is part of the broader government intervention that involves training, mentorship and deployment of unemployed youth in identified tourism attractions and sites.


“The objectives of the Tourism Monitors Programme is primarily the enhancement of tourism safety awareness at key tourism attractions and consequently the reduction of the number of criminal incidents that are directed against tourists; to eliminate opportunities for such crime and to integrate current tourism safety and awareness initiatives into sustainable programmes.

“The most unfortunate part is that in past years and months we have seen the province gaining a reputation of a high level of crime, criminality and social instability, service delivery protests and related issues that are negative. I was looking at the statistics of tourists attacks; it’s very bad,” Mahlalela said.

“It is a matter that is worrying us at national level and we think as Mpumalanga you need to stand up and say ‘not in our name’. ‘Enough is enough’.



It cannot continue like this. You must create an environment that enables our tourists. We cannot accept this situation. We cannot allow the province to be terrorised by the minority, just because they are a minority.”



Johannes Nobunga, CEO of the MTPA, said the province was excited to be part of the initiative, which offers young people an opportunity to participate and benefit from the development opportunities in the tourism sector.

“The exposure of these young people through this programme has empowered them with work experience through placement at various tourist attractions within the province.”

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Re: The real reasons for decline in tourism arrivals in SA

Post by Lisbeth » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:27 am

Excellent idea, let's hope that it helps \O

Finally, someone who says clearly how bad the situation is and that something has to be done about it....and has done something ^Q^ ^Q^
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