With preparations for the summer time tourism season underway, the Western Cape province will – for the primary time ever – have a couple of million in-bound worldwide seats, breaking the document for travellers through the festive season.
“Trying forward, Cape City Worldwide Airport’s seat capability for summer time 2023/24 is estimated to extend by a powerful 25%, in comparison with the identical interval final yr. Which means inbound worldwide seats this summer time will exceed 1 million, for the primary time ever,” the MEC for Finance and Financial Alternatives, Mireille Wenger, stated on Sunday.
She stated the province is happy with the numerous progress revamped the previous yr in bringing the non-public and public sectors collectively to implement sensible options to fight and pre-empt security dangers for guests.
“Over the 2023/24 season, 250 tourism displays shall be deployed throughout the Western Cape to recognized hotspots, and shall be skilled and outfitted with cellular apps to hyperlink them to important safety companies,” she stated.
As well as, the Division of Financial Improvement and Tourism and Cape City Tourism will implement tourist-in-distress programmes, which be sure that guests have skilled assist out there once they most want it.
“I’m additionally happy that the Division of Tourism has secured a dedication from South African Police Service (SAPS) that police reservists shall be out there through the summer time season to help with tourism security,” she stated.
The MEC stated work is being prioritised to make sure a profitable upcoming season, in addition to future seasons.
“On the high of my record is making it as simple as attainable for worldwide guests to vacation within the Western Cape and South Africa. I’m decided to work with our nationwide authorities companions to repair the inefficiencies. I subsequently welcome the dedication from the Division of Dwelling Affairs that the lengthy overdue Distant or Digital Nomad Visa shall be dwell by the tip of March 2024,” Wenger stated.