The Association of Southern African Travel Agents has added its voice to the outcry against the recent spate of attacks against foreign nationals.
ASATA shares the South African Department of Tourism’s view that these attacks do not reflect the sentiments of the nation, whose reputation as a welcoming and hospitable people has earned global recognition. South Africans pride themselves on their rich cultural and natural diversity. It is deeply regrettable that such irresponsible and criminal conduct could still find its way in society.
We would like to reiterate that tourism activity in the country remains unaffected and are encouraged by the swift and decisive action from the criminal justice system to end this senseless behaviour.
ASATA members stand ready to welcome visitors to South Africa and assist business travellers and holidaymakers who have chosen to travel across the destination.