Business has reportedly increased in Victoria Falls as hoteliers and tour operators gear up for the festive season, The Herald reports. According to the publication, some accommodation places have reported a significant increase in bookings recently in anticipation for the festive season ever since they closed business in March following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.
Speaking to the publication, Shearwater chief executive Mr. Mike Adams said they are anticipating full bookings for the festive season:
We had been on a roller-coaster over the years but Covid-19 is the biggest challenge we have ever encountered. We have just re-opened most of our facilities including Explorers Village and activities like boat cruise and we will be open until Christmas time when we expect a spike in December but January and February will be quiet.
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There are tough times ahead but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Borders are opening slowly, which is good but for now income streams are still turned off.
Adams said they will be offering discounts to their customers throughout the festive season to allow people to enjoy the activities. The tourism industry has been opening in phases since August after months of closure due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
On another note, apart from Victoria Falls, popular hotelier African Sun has also reviewed that they have registered increased occupancy over the last few weeks as businesses return to normal.
More; The Herald