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Attacks on tourist buses in CPT threatens tourism sector

2 May 2018 8:05 AM
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Cape Town Tourism concerned by the attack on city's tour buses at the weekend.

A bus carrying international tourists was pelted with stones as it headed to Cape Town International Airport at the weekend.

READ: Business hit hard by nationwide bus strike

The charter company's depot manager Pieter Uys said the bus was travelling from Franschhoek on the N2 on Saturday when the vehicle was targeted between the Airport Approach Road and Borcherds Quarry offramps.

Speaking to Kieno Kammies, CEO at Cape Town Tourism, Enver Duminy, said they've received reports of similar attacked on several tour buses.

The contribution of tourism is significant to the economy and it is one of the sectors that have a low barrier to entry, which means most people can enter fairly easily.

Enver Duminy, CEO at Cape Town Tourism

The biggest challenge for us is the perceptions of safety and these incidents continue to take us back no matter all the good work we do. It just keeps taking us back to having to survive again in tourism and this affects jobs significantly.

Enver Duminy, CEO at Cape Town Tourism

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Attacks on tourist buses in CPT threatens tourism sector


2 May 2018 8:05 AM
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Cape Town Tourism CEO
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