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  • UP academics share insights at the inaugural Africa’s Travel and Tourism Summit

    Posted on October 01, 2021

    Profs Anneli Douglas and Elizabeth du Preez from the Department of Marketing Management were invited to share their views at the prestigious inaugural Africa Travel and Tourism Summit.

  • Tourism Management students take events to Heart(felt)

    Posted on September 01, 2021

    Events act as powerful brand elements for host destinations and the ideal is to become established as an event hub, with recurring events as part of a calendar to ensure sustainability in the increasingly competitive events tourism sector. This sector has been among the hardest hit by the...

  • EXPERT OPINION: Are we ready to jab the economy with vaccination tourism?

    Posted on June 10, 2021

    With the slow roll-out of vaccines to the broader South African population, is it justified to start offering vaccinations to foreigners that have the means to travel and make a holiday of it? UP’s Professor Elizabeth du Preez weighs in.

  • Alumna profile: Dr Liandi Slabbert

    Posted on May 24, 2021

    Having recently obtained her PhD in Tourism Management from UP, Dr Liandi Slabbert’s immediate pursuit is to use the knowledge she gained from her doctorate to help protected areas apply the research available to them more efficiently. “As the custodians of natural, historical and...

  • Alumna profile: Dr Danita van Heerden

    Posted on June 22, 2020

    Throughout her PhD journey, Dr Danita van Heerden has learnt that it can be dangerous to overthink things. “When you overthink, it is difficult to take action. Without action, you cannot move forward. Sometimes, taking action also means that you will make mistakes, but what matters is that...

  • ‘A recipe for success’ – Dean Elsabé Loots discusses 100 years of UP Economic & Management Sciences achievements

    Posted on June 02, 2020

    Faculty Dean Professor Elsabé Loots leads the team responsible for guiding [email protected] into a future that she sees as continuing the culture of excellence that has become synonymous with the Faculty.

  • Tourism honours students #LiveTheirWild

    Posted on May 19, 2020

    South African National Parks (SANParks) is gatekeeper to some of South Africa’s most pristine natural resources, and has to fulfil its conservation mandate while also offering appropriate visitor experiences. SANParks enjoy patronage from an established and loyal local market as well as...

  • Marketing and tourism postgraduate students sharpen their research skills

    Posted on March 16, 2020

    The research module is an important component at the postgraduate level, since research-led insights significantly influence people’s daily lives. Universities, not only in South Africa but around the globe, are under immense pressure to produce scholars who are adept at tackling societal...

  • Commercii committee closes their term with a big bang

    Posted on October 15, 2019

    The 2018/19 Executive Committee (EC) of Commercii, the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences’ faculty house, attended the UP Student Development Awards on 7 October 2019 at the Groenkloof Campus.

  • Establishing millennials’ travel behaviour

    Posted on May 28, 2019

    With the belief that millennials and younger generations will make up three quarters of all consumers and travellers by 2025, it is not surprising that there is a huge interest in millennials’ travel behaviour.

  • EMS students get ‘Ready for Work’

    Posted on November 19, 2018

    Five students in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) have been selected as winners in the inaugural EMS Ready for Work Competition.

  • Top students recognised at the EMS Dean’s List Awards

    Posted on November 14, 2018

    Top performing students in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences were recently recognised during the annual EMS Dean’s List Awards function. The prestigious awards night is a highlight on the faculty calendar, as it honours both undergraduate and postgraduate students who have...

  • UP researchers host Tourism Futures Workshop

    Posted on October 25, 2018

    Tourism has been identified as a priority industry for job creation in South Africa, with President Cyril Ramaphosa emphasising its increasing importance to the South African economy.

  • UP makes Business and Economics debut on THE subject ranking

    Posted on October 18, 2018

    The University of Pretoria has made its debut on the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject for Business and Economics, which incorporates the subject areas of business and management, accounting and finance as well as economics and econometrics. The recently released...

  • Emeritus professor receives international lifetime achievement award

    Posted on August 31, 2018

    Emeritus Prof Ernie Heath, together with Prof Melville Saayman from North-West University, were the first-ever recipients of the Tourism Educators South Africa (TESA) Lifetime Award at the 7th Biennial International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA) & 2nd Tourism Educators South Africa...

  • EMS honours research and teaching excellence

    Posted on July 26, 2018

    Academic staff in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences were honoured for the excellence they achieved in teaching and learning, as well as research, at the prestigious annual EMS Awards Function, which was held on 6 June 2018.

  • Film tourism study makes news

    Posted on May 29, 2018

    Lecturers Charlene Herselman and Hannes Engelbrecht gave a presentation in Cape Town recently outlining the potential of film tourism for South Africa.

  • Enterprises UP continues their support of UP Campus Tours

    Posted on May 14, 2018

    Enterprises have been the proud sponsor of the UP Campus Tours initiative for 15 years, and hopefully for many more to come.

  • Germany meets South Africa in Ecotourism

    Posted on April 11, 2018

    Prof Wolfgang Strasdas from the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development in Germany visited the honours class in Ecotourism at the University of Pretoria’s Hatfield Campus on 20 March 2018. As an expert in the field, he presented a noteworthy lecture on corporate social...

  • Travelling to a malaria area this December? – Your Malaria Buddy is here to help

    Posted on December 15, 2017

    The University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control has launched a mobile application (app) focusing on informing people, mainly tourists, about malaria.

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