Friday, 5 December 2014

Botswana: tourism hit by Ebola fears

Botswana’s tourism industry has been hard hit by the Ebola epidemic as international travellers cancelled their bookings amid fears that they could contract the disease. This was revealed by the General Manager of Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) office in Germany, Karin Zwiers at a press briefing hosted by the organisation.

At the same briefing, BTO also revealed that it will host its Travel and Tourism Expo in Kasane this week. Zwiers said most international travellers are worried about their health safety at the countries they will be travelling to and the fact that they will have to pass through congested airports to reach their destinations.