from NJABULO BUTHELEZI in Durban
DURBAN, (CAJ News) – AN industry executive has encouraged the tourism industry and governments to work together to resuscitate the sector from the impact of the coronavirus .
Tourism was arguably the industry’s most impacted by the pandemic since it emerged at the end of 2019 and spread to Africa at the beginning of last year.
Cuthbert Ncube, chairperson of the African Tourism Board, urged stakeholders to collaborate in order to help the continent’s tourism to recover.
“We need to start breaking the barriers that had separated us,” he was speaking in Durban at the just-concluded Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) 2021.
Ncube said in the past two-and-half years, the continent had experienced the worst negative impact on its tourism sector.
“That brought our tourism economies to a standstill,” the executive said.
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