In case you missed it: Rugby Sevens tournament a much-needed boost for city business

Cape Talk’s Refilwe Moloto last week spoke to FEDHASA Western Cape Chair, Lee-Anne Singer about the impact of the Cape Town Rugby Sevens on the local hospitality sector.

About 100 000 spectators attended the event from 9-11 September, resulting in a hive of activity which provided the local economy with a much-needed boost and reprieve from the past two years.

“The Rugby World Cup Sevens was certainly the hook that we needed to get our visitors to come up to Cape Town this weekend. We can never underestimate the value of tourism in the economy and job creation”, said Lee-Anne.

Before COVID-19, research showed that for every seven tourists in the country, one permanent job was created.

Lee-Anne added that if our industry is given an optimal environment in which to operate, tourism will deliver job creation – that’s our commitment. “Regardless of where you find yourself in the supply chain, there’s something for everybody. We all do tourism.”

Listen to the full interview here.


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