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Small and medium travel agencies ask for more government support

While the travel industry is slowly increasing its number of tourists, some smaller travel agencies are still struggling to secure government contracts.

The V&A Waterfront Marina in Cape Town. Photo: www.123rf.com

CAPE TOWN – Small and medium-sized travel agencies said Eyewitness News that they need more support from the government.

While the travel industry is slowly increasing its number of tourists, some smaller travel agencies are still struggling to secure government contracts.

The industry has been crippled by travel bans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Wrenelle Stander, CEO of the Western Cape Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, said: “Wesgro works closely with international airlines and tries to attract them to operate directly in the Western Cape.

Dubai Tourism is also coming to South Africa to encourage people to travel again.

Stella Fubare, who represents Dubai Tourism, said everything is in place: “We welcome travelers from all over the world and this month Dubai Tourism is coming to South Africa. We will visit Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.

Wesgro and Dubai Tourism said now is the time to revive the sector.