This week’s comment relates to an article on hospitality pricing in a post-COVID-19 world.
One of our readers, Chantelle Smith, wrote the following:
“Our bookings are all for Mozambique. International travellers, as well as South Africans, booked and paid to go to Mozambique between September through to December 2021.
We have postponed so many 2020 bookings into 2021 that most of our properties are now occupied over next year’s high season with 2020 postponements – this leaves the 2021 income for our company very low.
If we have to postpone September through to December bookings to 2021, we will be making next to no income in 2021. It is of utmost importance that the borders open up by September 2020.
It is not only the staff that work for my company who rely on the monthly salary, but also the people on the Mozambique side that heavily rely on the income tourism brings them. We currently have a feeding programme going for the locals in the Ponta area as they don’t have money for food.
Cyril – please open the borders.”
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