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Kevin Odit | Nation Media Group

Yatani’s cuts to Tourism budget rattles sector reeling from Covid effects

What you need to know:

  • This is bad news for a sector bogged down in the past year by global Covid-19-related lockdowns and movement restrictions.
  • The tourism sector has faced several challenges that, Treasury says, were addressed through concerted efforts between different players

The tourism sector is headed for a shock after National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani indicated he will cut its funding in the new financial year by up to 30 per cent, rattling an area of the economy already suffering from the effects of Covid-19.

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