CIARAN RYAN: Tourism and travel have been devastated by the Covid lockdowns. South Africa had 2.4 million arrivals in the year to March 2020, but arrivals were virtually wiped out when the lockdown commenced in March of last year. With that thousands of hotels, restaurants and tourist resorts went on life support, reaching out for state-funded assistance. As the lockdown has eased and interprovincial travel has been relaxed, there’s some sign of a pickup in domestic tourism.
Joining us to discuss the prospects for tourism and travel in a post-Covid world is Lee-Ann Bac, director in advisory services at BDO.