Durban businesses have lost up to 70% of revenue over the past two weeks as more and more countries have issued warnings against travelling to South Africa.
While the Ministry of Tourism is adamant that tourism activity in the country remains unaffected by the recent xenophobic violence, thousands of tourists have been warned by their governments against travelling to South Africa. Durban especially has experienced a substantial drop in tourism activity.
The Ministry of Tourism condemned the attacks and comforted prospective visitors, saying that the violence is not reflective of the sentiments of the nation. This is according to a statement released by the ministry.
“South Africa stands ready to welcome visitors to our country, where they will enjoy our hospitality and diversity,” the statement said.
Despite this, authorities in China, the United Kingdom, Australia, Israel, Zambia and Botswana have cautioned their citizens not to visit South Africa…
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