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...