Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom has invited tourism stakeholders and the public to comment on the recently published Tourism Amendment Draft Bill. The publishing of the Tourism Amendment Draft Bill allows for tourism stakeholders and citizens to participate in the drafting of tourism legislation.
The Tourism Act, 2014 remains the legislative framework for the management and growth of tourism. It aims for the development and promotion of sustainable tourism for the benefit of the country and the enjoyment of its citizens and visitors. In addition, it provides for marketing of the country as a tourist destination and the promotion of quality products and services.
The purpose of the Tourism Amendment Draft Bill is to amend the Tourism Act, 2014 so as:
• To provide for the alignment of the governance of the South African Tourism Board,
• To provide for the implementation of the grading system of South African Tourism;
• To provide for the competence requirements of tourists guides; and
• To provide for the determination on the threshold for short-term dwelling rentals.
The Department of Tourism encourages all interested parties to send their comments to the following address:
The Director General, Department of Tourism, Private Bag X424, Pretoria, 0001
Attention: Ms M.M. Setwaba
By hand: Ground Floor (Reception), Tourism House, 17 Trevenna Street, Sunnyside