By Carlistus Bosaletswe
The neighboring South Africa has had benefit of the locals that are at the moment desperate to take affordable holidays compared to the local tourism that is perceived to be costly.
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The local market been accused by many to be struggling to provide affordable packages for local holiday makers.
The Kwazulu Natal (KZN) Tourism has recently made inroads in the neighborhood market benefiting from locals that are struggling to visit tourism spot areas such as for example Chobe and the Okavango Delta.
Every province in South Africa is itching to acquire a slice of desperate holiday makers. Botswana’s quality value, low impact tourism attracts Europeans, Asians and American tourists than Batswana who think it is expensive too.
KZN Tourism was again inside our backyard to woo tourists because the country now talks about the bigger African market to improve their tourism arrivals.
Environment, Wildlife and Tourism Minister Tshekedi Khama has spoken to get Batswana who vented their anger through the festive season this past year that Batswana cannot access spot tourism areas as consequence of high prices. Tshekedi had promised a remedy where now locals should be able to go to the delta along with other tourism spot areas.
University of Botswana, Okavango Research Centre, Director, Professor Joseph Mbaiwa dismissed Tshekedi’s promise that some concession areas will be assigned to locals in spot tourism areas. Tshekedi had said there is a have to allocate land to locals who is able to provide vacation packages that locals are able.
Mbaiwa was of the view that Khama’s promise to subdivide concession areas won’t take off because the delta was only reserved for white foreign owned companies who offer luxurious tourism packages. Almost per year because the Minister promised to allocate concession areas to locals it really is.
In the meantime local tourists haven’t any choice but to select neighboring countries with the desperation among holiday makers attracting famous brands KZN Tourism.
Speaking recently KZN Tourism Regional Manager Mpume Sibiya said by enough time they found market their product in Gaborone recently that they had already made an agreement with Air Namibia which flies from Gaborone to King Shaka AIRPORT TERMINAL in Kwazulu Natal .Sibiya said this might assist those going to KZN through the yuletide season. Their aim, she said, would be to attract more Batswana to see KZN that provides affordable tourism packages. Sibiya was of the view that Batswana that are regarded as among frequent holiday makers in KZN province could have a chance to sample different tourism packages such as for example Safari and wildlife adventure, rich cultural experience, along with other historic sites. The recent campaign, she said, was targeted at attracting tourists from SADC countries.
Batswana visit KZN for shopping sprees frequently, July durban, beaches, nightlife, along with other tourism activities.
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