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Tourism to CPT a strain on water levels?

Updated: 11:01 28-11-2017

The Western Cape tourism industry is expecting a busy season, despite concerns over the water crisis.

The province is experiencing its worse drought in more than a hundred years.

The City of Cape Town is implementing tight water restrictions and is establishing new water sources.

Wesgro CEO Tim Harris says that the tourism sector is expecting a bumper season.

But the industry is also concerned about water conservation.

“Our message is very clear. We are anticipating a bumper tourist season in the Cape. We believe that it’s entirely possible to be a water-wise destination and a strong growing tourist destination.”

Airbnb, Cape Nature and the Western Cape government have announced plans to save 70 million litres of water a year through the distribution of 2,300 low-flow shower heads to guesthouses, B&B's and Airbnb hosts across the province.

Last year, international tourists contributed over R38 billion to the Cape economy and close to 320,000 jobs were created.

Source: EWN Published: 07:45 22-11-2017

Posted by on November 22, 2017.

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