According to a report by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Botswana’s tourism sector grew by 3.4% in 2018, injecting at least US$2.7 Billion into its economy and surpassed the sub-Saharan Africa average growth of 3.3%.
Tourism remains one of the Botswana’s cardinal economic sectors, contributing significantly to the diamond rich country’s national revenue. “Botswana’s tourism sector created an estimated 84,000 jobs which is 8.9%of the country’s total employment,” reads part of the report.
Myra Sekgororoane, Chief Executive of the Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO), said that Botswana has long grasped the potential of travel and tourism in driving economic growth, creating jobs and promote social development.
“I am excited to see that Botswana recorded another year of growth ahead of the regional average. It is a reflection of the excellent work from our part,” said Sekgororoane.