Western Cape Province Welcomes the Openness of the International Travels
Western Cape Province has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement to reduce the country to the first phase of the lockdown.
The opening up of the country’s borders allows international travel to be hailed as a step towards economic recovery and suffering from the Coronavirus. The province’s economy is heavily dependent on the tourism sector, and the continued decline in the Corona virus and the declining prevalence of the virus in the province is good news and an opportunity to revitalize the economy.
“The main focus is we need only to move to, is getting the economy back claiming back those jobs that we lost during this period and specifically the number of jobs in the tourism sector we actually welcome the reopening of the international borders,” Said Alan Winde, Premier of the Province.
Cape Town International Airport is one of three airports in the country expected to open international flights on the first day of next month. Deidre Davis of Cape Town International Airport says they have seen a slow but steady increase in passenger bookline since the travel barns are lifted and are optimistic that they will increase.
The tourism, film and accommodation industry are the most expensive in the province’s economy and ready to revive the economy. Although the rate of infection and mortality has decreased, the community has been urged not to give up because the virus is not yet gone.
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