Revamped tourism law to discard ungraded facilities

source: Mmegi
MBONGENI MGUNI
Staff Writer

The amended Tourism Act will revoke licences of operators who fail to attain at least a one-star grading after one year of assessment, as Government and industry players tighten quality standards and sector competitiveness.

Recently gazetted amendments to the Tourism Act also make the grading of all tourism facilities and operations compulsory, as opposed to the previous regime in which grading was voluntary. Affected facilities include all hotels, lodges, guesthouses, safari operations and other travel and tourism products and services.

Under the revamped law, all operators are required to approach the Botswana Tourism Organisation to initiate assessment for grading of [continue reading]

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