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Is it rocket science that visa regulations impact tourism?

Tourism minister Derek Hanekom has welcomed the changes to the controversial visa regulations, announced by government's inter-ministerial committee.

Stephen Grootes looks at the leadership lessons to be learnt from the exercise that has had a big impact on the local tourism industry.


This article first appeared on 702 : Is it rocket science that visa regulations impact tourism?


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