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  • UP hosts symposium to celebrate Tourism Month

    Posted on September 15, 2016

    The Tourism Management Division of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences hosted a Tourism Symposium on 9 September 2016, with Minister of Tourism, Mr Derek Hanekom, as guest speaker.

  • Southern African cross-border tourism in the research spotlight

    Posted on August 10, 2016

    An investigation into cross-border tourist guiding in southern Africa, undertaken by the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies at the University of Pretoria is yielding interesting and surprising results.

  • Two doctorates graduate in Tourism Management

    Posted on May 13, 2016

    The Tourism Management Division – the smallest division in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences – proudly conferred two doctoral degrees at UP’s 2016 Autumn Graduation Ceremony.

  • BCom Tourism Management student to take part in Future Leaders Forum Africa final

    Posted on February 18, 2016

    Maryna Enslin, a final-year BCom Tourism Management student from the Tourism Management Division, has been selected as one of three finalists from across African tertiary institutions to present an event bid in front of a jury of industry professionals at the IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum...

  • Southern Africa women in tourism focus on the future

    Posted on February 15, 2016

    A very successful 2nd Annual Southern Africa Women in Tourism Conference with the theme ‘Creating opportunities for inclusive development and social transformation’ was held in Lilongwe, Malawi. During the conference, which was hosted by the Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern...

  • UP’s Tourism Management Division hosts international field research course

    Posted on December 08, 2015

    The Tourism Management Division in UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences hosted a Tourism Field Research Training Course early in November 2015.

  • Small-town regeneration through tourism: A major window of opportunity

    Posted on November 06, 2015

    Prof Ernie Heath, from the Department of Business Management at UP, was the facilitator of the Tourism Commission, at the inaugural Small Towns Conference with the theme, 'Small towns, new futures' that was held in Bloemfontein from 22 to 23 October 2015.

  • Asata CEO speaks on the future of travel agents

    Posted on October 28, 2015

    Mr Otto de Vries, CEO of the Association of South African Travel Agents (Asata), recently presented a guest lecture to the BCom Honours students in Tourism Management. His lecture focused on the future of business and retail travel agents, and he assured students that there is indeed still a role...

  • Destination marketing expert visits UP

    Posted on October 20, 2015

    The Tourism Management Division hosted Prof Dimitris Koutoulas from the University of Patras in Greece during September 2015.

  • South Africa's competitiveness as a tourist destination examined

    Posted on October 05, 2015

    In a recent study by Prof Berendien Lubbe and her team at UP, researchers set out to determine South Africa's competitiveness as a tourism destination by finding out how the country is performing against its competitors.

  • Private sector stakeholders eager to explore collaborative research opportunities

    Posted on September 22, 2015

    Prof Ernie Heath from the Department of Business Management co-presented a paper and chaired two sessions at the 2015 ATLAS Africa Conference, with the theme ‘Tourism and inclusive growth in developing economies’, held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

  • Tourism Management hosts conference on sustainable tourism at Kruger National Park

    Posted on July 23, 2015

    The 15th Building Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Education Network (BEST EN) Conference was hosted with great success by the Faculty of Economic and Management Science’s Tourism Management Division at the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate from 17 to 21 June 2015. The conference was organised by...

  • Four doctorates graduate in Tourism Management

    Posted on July 01, 2015

    The Tourism Management Division – the smallest division in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences – proudly conferred four doctoral degrees at UP’s at 2015 Autumn Graduation Ceremony.

  • Major drive to promote youth tourism in Southern Africa

    Posted on May 05, 2015

    A very successful inaugural Southern Africa Youth in Tourism Conference with the theme ‘Promoting sustainable tourism development through the involvement and participation of the youth’ was held in Mauritius from 23 to 24 April 2015. During the conference, which was hosted by the...

  • Sustainable ecotourism explored in Soshanguve

    Posted on April 15, 2015

    Students in the Tourism Management Division recently visited Soshanguve and the Tswaing Crater as part of their Sustainable Ecotourism module, lectured by Prof Felicite Fairer-Wessels.

  • UP presents research results to national Department of Tourism

    Posted on April 10, 2015

    The Tourism Management Division presented the final results of a two-year research study, entitled A Model to Measure South Africa’s Tourism Competitiveness at the National Department of Tourism’s annual Tourism Research Seminar. The event is hosted to showcase funded research...

  • Cultivating sustainable and peaceful communities through tourism

    Posted on March 02, 2015

    The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) recognised Prof Ernie Heath, from the Department of Business Management, for his role in advancing tourism as a force for peace and socio-economic upliftment in South and southern Africa since the mid-eighties. Prof Heath again shared...

  • What does the future hold for travel management companies?

    Posted on February 19, 2015

    Recent research in the Tourism Management Division scrutinised the use of technology to align the needs of corporate travel managers with the functions of travel management companies.

  • International visitors to the Tourism Management Division

    Posted on December 10, 2014

    The Tourism Management Division in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences recently hosted two international visitors. Prof Jarkko Saarinen from the University of Oulu in Finland and Dr Alessandro Inversini from the University of Bournemouth in the UK shared their expertise with the...

  • Three PhD oral defences for the Tourism Management Division

    Posted on December 03, 2014

    The Tourism Management Division successfully hosted three PhD (Tourism Management) oral defences in October 2014.

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