/Lodge to slash wages due to Covid-19 – New Era Live

Lodge to slash wages due to Covid-19 – New Era Live

The Namibian hospitality industry, particularly lodges, are highly vulnerable and will be hard hit by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic after Namibia has recorded the third case of Covid-19 last week. Many lodges are trying to reduce and cut costs as the industry faces cancellations from foreign tourists who are the life-blood of this key sector of the economy.

One of the employees of the Ai Aiba – The Rock Painting Lodge, located in Uigaran in the Erongo region, who asked for anonymity stated that their salaries will be cut in half, starting next month, and there were unconfirmed reports that the lodge will retrench at least 15 employees.

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