Compliance with Tourism Levy will accelerate tourism infrastructural development in the country.
Dec. 19, 2022
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Tourism levy said to accelerates infrastructure development
Tourism levy to boost tourism infrastructure
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According to the statement from Lesotho Tourism Development Cooperation (LTDC), this will be achieved through quality tourism services through training of front liners.
It adds that this will allow development and diversification of tourism products, therefore leading to more travel and job creation, ultimately the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
It further highlights that levy is a way that allows the business of tourism to reinvest to the tourism industry and support the promotion of Lesotho as a destination of choice for locals and international travellers.
Earlier, LTDC Chief Executive Officer Dr. Retsélisitsoe Nko said their aim is for Lesotho to be recognised internationally and globally by 2030 as it has already captured tourists' hearts through its terrain, mountain hills and falls.
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He indicated that some of the levy will be used to train tourists guides to enable them to easily perform their duties without any failure, stressing that they should be in a position to welcome tourists with an open mind.
LTDC introduced the Tourism Levy that became operational from October 01, the aim is to revive the tourism sector.
LTDC provides leadership in the development of a strong and vibrant tourism industry which contributes to sustainable economic growth, job creation, poverty alleviation and protection of the natural environment.
It is mandated to market Lesotho as a preferred destination for tourists.