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FlySafair proposes changes for public holidays to fall on Fridays and Mondays

19 October 2021 2:30 PM
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Tourism
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Azania Mosaka speaks to the CEO of FlySafair Elmar Conradie about their petition to have public holidays moved to Fridays and Mondays.

In a bid to boost local tourism in South Africa, local airline FlySafair has suggested changes to South Africa’s Public Holidays Act to shift mid-week holidays to a Monday or a Friday.

Speaking to Azania Mosaka, CEO of FlySafair Elmar Conradie says many people travel during long weekends and this would be a boost for the tourism industry.

The best weekends are the weekends where Friday or Monday are a holiday.

Elmar Conradie, CEO - FlySafair

We make it clear that we by no means want to diminish the importance of the historically important dates. What we suggest is that we still have a day of commemoration, for example, 1 May is still Workers Day but the actual holiday is Friday or Monday.

Elmar Conradie, CEO - FlySafair

There will be some days that you can't move, but even if we do it with 50% of the days it would be a big benefit.

Elmar Conradie, CEO - FlySafair

You can sign the petition here

Listen to the full interview below:




19 October 2021 2:30 PM
Tags:
Tourism
FlySafair
Travel
holidays
public holidays
Flysafair flight

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