How to support the Tourism Industry
During times of #lockdowns industries like travel and tourism are unable to operate and most likely won’t be able to for some time. It is now easy for a country like South Africa, where approximately one in every 22 working citizens is employed in the tourism sector.
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While the Tourism Industry is working on the recovery plan, there are things we can do in our own capacity to help out.
Here are five ways to support the travel industry right now.
Book now, stay later
Book now and stay later. Think of the upcoming winter months when it’s the best time to venture into the Lowveld for a wildlife safari, for example.
Worried about extended restrictions and forfeiting your booking? There are cancellation policies that protect your booking and allow you to modify your dates free of charge! Start dreaming of your brush with nature now, and give yourself something to look forward to.
Who would’ve thought that, during lockdown, you could still enjoy a local jazz club’s cocktail hour, do a mind and body class with an Olympian, or do sound bath meditation with a Singapore DJ?
Imagine streaming cameras that allows you to enjoy the wildlife spots of the Kruger Park and other National Parks in South Africa and around the world. Go for it!
From living rooms in New York, to kitchens in Italy, there is something for everyone to enjoy. These Airbnb Experiences make for fun birthday gifts, or even virtual date nights. Moreover, it’s a unique way to experience different cultures from the comfort – and safety – of home.
Do online reviews that you promissed
Now that most of us have extra time on our hands, leaving online reviews on sites like TripAdvisor, Want2Stay and Google could be the difference between someone booking for later or purchasing a voucher. It takes only a few minutes, and will really help support businesses who need it.
List your accommodation
While we understand that going on a well-deserved trip right now is not possible. This doesn’t mean that you have to totally let go of your plans. If you are in an accommodation Host then list your accommodation now! Especially if you have nice tourist attractions then tell the world.
Perhaps your destination would be just as beautiful in a different season, and this leaves even more time to plan ahead so post blog articles and let the world know. You don’t need expensive website for your marketing.
Use travel and accommodation websites like www.want2stay.com, www.want2stay.co.za, www.southernstaying.co.za, www.ireside.co.za , www.want2stay.net
Support your local spots
Winner choose winners, because you get to support a local business while treating yourself. Many restaurants are now open for deliveries, and cities like Cape Town and Durban are especially known for the great eateries, which attract many tourists. Now is a great time to support these spots, to ensure they stay open.
Thank you for supporting the Tourism Industry
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