Vale Charles Bench

Vale Charles Bench

THE local travel sector is today mourning the death of Charles Bench, who passed away in Sydney earlier this week after a lengthy illness.

The 82-year-old Bench (pictured in a 1973 newspaper ad)founded African specialist Bench International – now Bench Africa – which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.

He also led tours in India and South America, set up a UK motorhome business and even organised industry tennis comps.

Funeral details have not been finalised at this stage.

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