Draft Tourism Norms and Standards open for comment

Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has gazetted the Draft Norms and Standards for the safe operation of the tourism industry in the current COVID-19 environment and beyond.

Published in terms of Section 7 (1) (a) of the Tourism Act, 2014 (Act No. 3 of 2014), the purpose of the Draft Norms and Standards is to provide minimum universal practices that the tourism sector must abide by to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, it will also provide uniformity across the destination in view of tools that have been compiled by industry associations and sub-national entities, the Department of Tourism said in a statement.

Detailed in the Draft Norms and Standards are the following:

  • Application of the Norms and Standards
  • Norms and Standards for Tourism Establishments
  • Norms and Standards for Places of Attractions
  • Norms and Standards for Events, Weddings, Meetings and Convention Centres
  • Norms and Standards for Food Service
  • Norms and Standards for Tour Operators
  • Norms and Standards for Casinos
  • Norms and Standards for Curio Shops

To download a copy of the Draft Norms and Standards, click here.

Members of the public are encouraged to submit written representations on these norms and standards to the Minister of Tourism within the next 60 days.

For a summary of the Draft Norms and Standards, click here.

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