The Minister will engage with
stakeholders to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tourism
businesses in the area. She will also visit various tourist attractions
to encourage the sector to comply with regulations as we set the country on a recovery trajectory as the preferred destination of choice.
I was excited to learn that amongst
other things, the SUV challenge aims to promote Tourism in Eastern Cape.
This objective is in line with the tourism recovery plan that we have
developed together with the private sector. This is to assist the sector
to recover from the devastation of the pandemic.
Tourism is one of the pillars of the
ERRP. The Department of Tourism together with the private sector has
worked on a tourism recovery plan which elaborates on what is outlined
in the ERRP.