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SAFM Interview: ASATA CEO addresses Minister Pandor’s comment on travel agents to not exploit travellers

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On 31 March, Minister of International Relations Dr Naledi Pandor called on travel agents not to exploit travellers and urged them to be appreciative of the circumstance of urgency and not use it for profit-making.

However, the CEO of the Association of Southern African Travel Agents (Asata) Otto de Vries rejects minister Pandor’s statement in an interview with SAFM on 1 April, saying there is “absolutely no question that South African travel agents have been exemplary in these unprecedented times, which have left them with no income for the foreseeable future and very little support from the airline community which is currently holding the monies that have been paid over for tickets not flown.”

Click here to listen to the full interview.

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