In many cases the covid pandemic has left our beloved tourism sector in pieces, gasping for air, pulling at any lifeline and offering ridiculously low fares on accommodation just so as to stay alive, YES it is happening and its not just in your social thread but happening to all of us!
What can we do?
Well it is simple, help out if you can, take a short trip now more than ever to all those stunning destinations that were simply way out of your budget. I personally feel bad because it is almost as if i am reaping where others have lost. But NO it just is a win win from my pocket to your bank account and i want to see your business open for another 15 years!
Lodges, B&B's, Backpackers and more are all in need of our every rand! If you see your local lodge offering a discount on lunch then go out and have a meal, they're even willing to do the dishes.
Here is a guy who has been following what has been happening to our sector from over the seas, the tile ...
THE PANDEMIC HAS UNDONE SOUTH AFRICA’S NATIONAL PARKS
Without tourism, the funding that sustains some of the world’s most treasured wildlife has atrophied.
It is so vitally important that the world sees how we needed their international patronage and now need their support in the form of donations until travel is back to normal and covid has withered into an abyss.
World Class Governance, Compliance and Management of Donor Funding - SANPARKS (South African National Parks)
While SANParks is regarded as a blue chip organisation in the environmental and tourist space, nevertheless, sustainability remains a challenge for many organisations, including SANParks, in the non-profit and parastatal space. CSI budgets are driven by profitability, which is declining in the face of the global economic down turn.
SANParks engages on a number of projects which interested donors can support. These vary from Anti-poaching, Socio Economic Development, Responsible Tourism Development Projects, and Science & Research Development.