MASSIVE IMPACT: Latest statistics indicate that at least 4 300 direct jobs were lost in the tourism, travel, hospitality and catering sectors last year due to the impact of Covid-19. In an overview of the tourism sector recovery plan 2022 to 2024, tourism ministry director Sebulon Chicalu said about 100 businesses closed temporarily or permanently. Meanwhile, tourist arrivals decreased by 89% from 1.6 million in 2019 to less than 170 000 in 2020. The recovery plan is based on five strategic interventions, under which several programmes - aimed to bolster the sector - fall. PHOTO: File
MASSIVE IMPACT: Latest statistics indicate that at least 4 300 direct jobs were lost in the tourism, travel, hospitality and catering sectors last year due to the impact of Covid-19. In an overview of the tourism sector recovery plan 2022 to 2024, tourism ministry director Sebulon Chicalu said about 100 businesses closed temporarily or permanently. Meanwhile, tourist arrivals decreased by 89% from 1.6 million in 2019 to less than 170 000 in 2020. The recovery plan is based on five strategic interventions, under which several programmes - aimed to bolster the sector - fall. PHOTO: File

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