Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Welcome to the Tourism Management Division
“The Tourism Sector is one of the core pillars of economic growth with an ambitious growth trajectory. This has placed strong emphasis on coordination of tourism research which enables sound decision making in this sector. This sector seeks to provide an unforgettable, unique visitor experience, and this requires an in-depth look at what our country has to offer“.
(National Department of Tourism, South Africa)
The Division Tourism Management, in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences directs its efforts towards postgraduate students which consists of the Honours, Masters and Doctoral programmes. Local and international students, from divergent disciplines, with an interest in pursuing a field of study within tourism can apply for any of the postgraduate programmes, if they are eligible to do so.
The Division has built up a strong reputation in research and through its collaboration with the academic, public and private sectors has a substantial research portfolio. The research focus of the Division has two main components. In support of South Africa’s bid to achieve competitiveness as a responsible tourist destination, research has started to consolidate under the overriding theme of tourism competitiveness. The Division has distinguished itself in the academic environment in South Africa through its research on destination marketing, ecotourism, sports tourism, hospitality and travel incorporating the fields of air transport in tourism, business travel, tourism distribution and eTourism.
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