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STA Travel closes down

CAPE TOWN –Travel agency STA Travel, who specialises in youth travel, has closed its doors due to travel restrictions caused by the global pandemic.

With over 50 branches in the UK and numerous stores across South Africa, close to 500 jobs are at risk.

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“To our valued customers, Due to the recent announcement that STA Travel South Africa has ceased trading, unfortunately, our travel experts are unable to assist you at this time,” read a statement on their Facebook page.

“Please be assured that if you had a previous booking with us, or hold a live booking, you will receive further communication in the coming days.

“We are sorry for the inconvenience and the limited information available to you at this time.”

The travel industry has been the hardest hit by the pandemic due to lockdown restrictions, and with international travel still not allowed in South Africa, travel agents are under pressure.

 

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