Last week we asked if readers thought South Africa’s decision to keep its borders closed risked it losing its place as a hub for tourism on the continent, as Tanzania and other countries open up.

The results were as follows:

  • Yes, we need to open up our borders as soon as possible for the international market.


  • Maybe, we could at least open up for regional travel.


  • No, we will remain top of mind for international markets. Let’s deal with the pandemic properly.



This week we are asking whether doing away with a deposit to confirm a booking would give suppliers a competitive edge in a post-COVID-19 travel market.

Answer on the poll question block on the right-hand side of articles.