Last week we asked our readers if tourism suppliers should freeze their prices (carrying 2020 prices over to 2021) to make travel to southern Africa more appealing.

  • Yes, the pool will be smaller and suppliers should do what they can to attract numbers. 65%       
  • No. Post-COVID travel will come with additional overhead costs to ensure guests’ safety.  21%       
  • Maybe, depending on whether the rand stays low against other currencies.                       14%       

This week, we’re asking if readers think South Africa runs the risk of being left behind and losing its place as a hub for tourism on the continent by keeping its borders closed to international and regional markets while Tanzania and other SADC countries are easing restrictions.