"South Africa was identified as the source of a more contagious variant of the virus" not correct. Identified here, never proven SA is source. Then originally thought to be more transmissible, but recent comprehensive research shows its the least transmissible of the VOCs and less transmissible than some VOIs
Totally agree that tourism is a growth sector and can grow a lot faster if we fix a few things, but who forecast 19,6m tourists by 2023! That's a really tall order. The 21m by 2030 came from PPGI projections I did and its doable only if we fix alot ( and I get many naysayers) but thx - keep talking up tourism!