[LISTEN] Visiting SA is cheap, but the tourists aren’t coming... Why?
The Home Affairs Department says the tourism industry must stop blaming it for the impact visa regulations have had.
JOHANNESBURG – The Home Affairs Department has slammed Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom for the losses in tourism and has said the tourism industry must stop blaming the impact of visa regulations and the biometric system, and start marketing South Africa more effective.
Derek Hanekom, spoke to 702’s John Robbie Show on Tuesday.
He says the problem can be traced back to 2014 when the new laws begun surfacing, but his department is in constant talks with Home Affairs to remedy the matter.
The numbers have slightly dipped due to the new laws and this has seen many tourists opting to use other countries as their tourism destination over South Africa.
Listen to the SoundCloud above for the full interview.