UPDATE: INDABA POSTPONED. FUTURE DATE WILL BE DISCLOSED SOON. KEEP CHECKING TOURISM UPDATE FOR MORE DETAILS.

There should be more clarity on the future of the Africa Travel Indaba 2020 – scheduled to take place from May 12-14 – along with other business events, following this weekend’s special Cabinet meeting where a national approach to mitigate and contain the spread of COVID-19 will be discussed. 

“We will take our lead from the outcomes of this meeting to ensure that we support the measures outlined by the government to protect our citizens and visitors,” said South African Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona.

He said the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus presented SA Tourism, and the industry, with an unprecedented set of circumstances that were changing on a day-to-day basis.

“As we deal with a rapidly changing situation, we as SA Tourism are in daily discussions with the Minister of Tourism,” said Ntshona, noting that these discussions included looking at the impact of the pandemic on the tourism sector.

“We know the importance of Africa’s Travel Indaba to our partners in the travel industry and commit to providing timeous updates. In all instances, we place the value of human life and the long-term credibility of our destination brand at the forefront of our considerations regarding the travel and tourism industry,” he commented.

For regular updates on COVID-19, visit www.southafrica.net