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Cape Town tourism sector lost R2bn during peak season

By Travel Reporter Time of article published21h ago

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Is Cape Town’s tourism sector in crisis?

A new report reveals the impact of Covid-19 on the South African city. Cape Town Tourism released a report highlighting how the lockdown levels implemented over the traditional high season affected the tourism industry.

When President Cyril Ramaphosa banned the sale of alcohol, closed public pools, dams, rivers, parks and beaches in late December due to the rise in Covid-19, Cape Town saw a decline in bookings and cancellations.

The city is usually full during the summer season, from November to February, but according to the report, Cape Town Tourism members have lost a total of over R2 billion and almost 12 000 jobs…

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