A new South Africa tourism app aims to help the reopening of the industry by training business owners on the safe implementation of Covid-19 tourism safety protocols.
The Opus4business app has been developed by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA).
South Africa has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s global safety stamp of approval as a destination based on industry tourism protocols.
The approval gave TBCSA issuing rights to the WTTC Safe Travels stamp within South Africa.
The logo allows travellers to recognise governments and businesses around the world which have adopted health and global standardised hygiene protocols for safe travel.
The Opus4business app helps record compliance with industry protocols by training tourism industry business owners and staff.
This provides evidence that health screening and cleaning procedures are in place and helps businesses manage Covid-19 health screening for staff, suppliers, delivery agents and patrons, receive industry updates and deploy contact tracing if needed.
TBCSA believes that the technology puts safety in the hands of every stakeholder within the tourism value chain as the industry begins to slowly reopen.
Chief executive Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa said: “The app is yet another way the industry is demonstrating self-regulation and a readiness to open for domestic and international travel in the country.
“We are encouraging businesses to download the app and take their teams through the training to increase compliant in the industry and to keep staff and customers in the sector safe.”