Travel documents issues highlighted at the World Tourism Conference

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that well travel documents for leisure tourists have been raised as one of the main challenges at the annual world tourism conference in Johannesburg a stakeholders gathered gathered to tackle issues affecting growth in the sector as a left ger remains the leader on the continent but much more needs to be done to boost rural and Township tourism and fauna 40c bia is not a newcomer to the industry but after running a guesthouse for 13 years he's still battling partnerships with recreational operators are paying off Sabir says small pairs need more support the only thing I sometimes wish is that we would have a forum for adult tourism products and even if it's a quarterly session because I do believe that our peculiarities to require specific attention and sometimes they do get lost in the scope that is quite wide tourism industry Giants gathered here to share the same voice of strengthening economic growth and job creation though South Africa has the largest tourism economy in Africa the challenges are equally large a huge number of countries in the world on online a visa systems where you do your biometrics on arrival and those often have a very fast turnaround time Australia for instance promises most Chinese visitors a two-day turnaround time so we need to move towards that sort of a process in the interim it would be nice to see our visa process is improved it would be nice to see more countries getting visa waivers poaching has also become a threat to South African tourism but these young women put their lives at risk to protect the pride of Africa in South Africa we get more money or more opportunities to work in couriers from tourism so if we continue losing the wild animals we're going to struggle and that will be our next generation that will struggle so that's why we put our life in the line to speak for the animals and to fight and protect the wild animals because we know the benefit the world Travel and Tourism Council has encouraged travel within the continent to boost growth if you look at the projections in 2030 with the largest youth population growing in the world we can only imagine that growth in Africa is going to come from within Africa and I think that we need to talk about tourism of Africans traveling to Africa why these stakeholders are engaging with governments to relax travel restrictions for tourists they are also calling on travelers to adhere to the necessary processes to avoid disappointments


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