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SA President sets broad tourism plans

The importance of tourism to South African economy was acknowledged by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his state of the nation address. This is definitely a welcome move.
He has set a target of raising tourism numbers to 21 million per year by 2030.
The challenge is now to put his encouraging words into action, and to realize his broad goals with meaningful investment.
South Africa currently receives about 10 million tourists per year.
Seeking to double that in about a decade is for sure a massive target. However, the president’s role is to inspire, to lead and to set ambitious goals. His words and goals will require concrete plans and real investment to bring his ambitious vision to fruition. South African tourism requires infrastructure investment among other important requirements.
The sector has great job creation potential, but this must be facilitated by spending on roads, or by practical interventions like streamlining the country’s visa process, or by providing tourism information.
Ramaphosa’s promise to introduce e-visa processes is a good example of a concrete plan to improve SA’s tourism service.
 
source: travelandtourworld

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