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‘No quick reopening’: The travel industry will take years to recover

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The return of tourists to South Africa, a long-haul destination, would depend on a number of unknowns, including government’s decision on when to open the country’s borders. Picture: iStock.
The return of tourists to South Africa, a long-haul destination, would depend on a number of unknowns, including government’s decision on when to open the country’s borders. Picture: iStock.

It could take between two and three years for international travel, business travel and conferencing to achieve levels last seen before the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

This is according to CEO of Sun International Anthony Leeming, who spoke to Gibs interim dean Morris Mthombeni on the impact of Covid-19 on the tourism and hospitality industry and what the future holds for Sun International.

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