PRETORIA - It is Tourism Month and the industry is inviting local tourists to explore the sights to make up for the devastating effect of the coronavirus.
But many South Africans simply can't afford to travel right now.
The Bureau of Economic Research estimates if the country doesn't open its borders to international travel by the end of the year, over a million jobs will be lost.
Another concern for travellers and businesses alike is: Is it safe to travel?
SA Tourism CEO Sisa Ntshona said it's safe.
Ntshona said supply and demand would determine the price of the packages businesses would be offering.
Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said the department would be working around the clock to allow international travel to resume.
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