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Cape Town Tourism reacts to new travel regulations

Picture - Addo Elephant National Park

Picture - Addo Elephant National Park

Published Aug 2, 2020

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CAPE TOWN -

The tourism industry can slowly start to recover following the announcement by tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane to reopen inter-provincial leisure travel.

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Tour operators are allowed to conduct guided tours and the government extended the curfew to 22:00.

"As an industry, we are constantly fighting for survival during these unprecedented times, and these announcements are good news for the industry, even though we await the full regulations and directives to be published to understand what is and isn't allowed in more detail,” said Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism.

"We did not hear anything about attractions opening and whether normal tour busses or vehicles are allowed to operate as only open-top safari type vehicles were mentioned," he said.

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Duminy added that the easing of restrictions is welcomed shows moving in the right direction as many people's jobs and livelihoods were on the line.

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