Saturday, December 9, 2023

Enormous opportunities for tourism sectors in Botswana, SA

The opportunities in the hospitality and tourism industry in both Botswana and South Africa are said to be abundant and the two neighbouring countries could benefit from each.

This was said by South Africa Member of Executive Council for Tourism in the North West Province Desbo Mohono.

Mohono said this recently in Mahikeng, South Africa where a group of journalists from Botswana was hosted by the North West Province council of tourism.

Given the historical relationship between the two neighbours, Mohono says such could be sued to benefit the tourism sector of the two countries.

Mohono stated that when there spillovers from South Africa, Botswana tourism sector should be able to financially benefit from such kind of an opportunity and vise versa. 

“The border posts which are our entry points that divide our land should not be barriers. Botswana is a vital for our NW Province tourism industry,” she said.

She went on to say that the proximity of North West province with Botswana presents an opportunity to provide travelers with a diversity of product offerings. She therefore emphasized that both travel agents and the hospitality market players play a key role in the Tourism.

“Tourism market players in both Botswana and South Africa should be able to share and recommend each other guests across borders,” said Mohono.

Among the tourist attractions in South Africa’s North West province is the Pilanesberg National Park which is situated in the ecologically rich transition zone between the Kalahari and the Lowveld. The park is a vast area which promises thrilling big game viewing. 


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