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  • Honours Presentation for the Northern Cape and West Coast Excursion

    Posted on December 01, 2011

    The BCom(Hons)(Tourism Management) students presented their research findings and suggested guidelines for future tourism potential in the Northern Cape and on West Coast as part of their examination in the Strategic Destination Marketing module and the A

  • Annual Awards Evening

    Posted on December 01, 2011

    The Department of Tourism Management held their annual awards evening on Tuesday, 8 November 2011 in the Sanlam Conference Centre on the Hatfield Campus of the University of Pretoria. Mr Franco Jordaan, General Manager of Court Classique Hotel and an alum

  • Tuks Tourism Alumni Industry Workshop

    Posted on October 16, 2011

    Mr Cyril Francis, staff member of the Department of Tourism Management and five of the Tuks Tourism Alumni hosted an industry workshop for all undergraduate and postgraduate Tourism Management students.

  • National Tourism Careers Expo

    Posted on October 14, 2011

    The Department of Tourism Management took part in the National Tourism Careers Expo, which was held at the Moses Madiba Stadium in Durban from 23 to 25 September 2011.

  • Following the flower route of South Africa

    Posted on September 28, 2011

    The honours students and three lecturers from the Department of Tourism Management set off to explore some of South Africa's unique destinations, namely the Northern Cape and West Coast, from 7 to 17 September 2011.

  • Department of Tourism Management active at tourism conference in Slovenia

    Posted on September 22, 2011

    The Department of Tourism Management contributed on various levels at the 4th Advances in Tourism Marketing Conference held in Maribor, Slovenia from 5 to 8 September 2011.

  • The Department of Tourism Management contributes to the inaugural conference on sports and events tourism

    Posted on August 22, 2011

    Building on the success of South Africa's hosting of the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the Inaugural Sports and Events Tourism Exchange was held in Cape Town from 27 to 29 July 2011.

  • Unlocking the Save tourism potential of South Africa

    Posted on June 06, 2011

    Scientific, Academic, Volunteer and Educational (SAVE) Tourism is internationally an important area for tourism growth and has a significant long-term potential for South Africa and Southern Africa. As part of a long-term strategy to unlock this potential

  • Indaba two decades later!

    Posted on June 01, 2011

    During the early nineties, in his capacity as Deputy Executive Director of South African Tourism, Prof Ernie Heath had the overall responsibility for the international Indaba Tourism Exhibition, which is annually held in May in Durban. He recalls that tho

  • Adding value to the global initiatives of the FIA

    Posted on May 06, 2011

    Prof Ernie Heath was invited by the Federation Internationale de I'Automobile (FIA), to facilitate strategic workshops for its Travel and Tourism Commission and its Camping and Caravan Commission during its FIA Conference Week 2011, which took place in Ku

  • Joining The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Knowledge Network

    Posted on May 06, 2011

    Prof Ernie Heath has been invited to join the UNWTO Knowledge Network and has also been appointed to the Scientific Committee for the UNWTO Network Algarve Forum, with the theme 'Tourism and Science: Bridging Theory and Practice'.

  • Another Cum Laude

    Posted on February 15, 2011

    Ms Elizabeth Kruger, a part-time lecturer of Tourism Management, completed the MCom in Tourism Management. The title of her thesis is 'A stakeholder perspective on mega-events as an element of tourism destination competitiveness'.

  • First South African to be appointed to the Board of the International Federation for Information Technology and Travel and Tourism (IFITT)

    Posted on February 10, 2011

    Professor Berendien Lubbe from the Department of Tourism Management at the University of Pretoria has been appointed on the Board of the International Federation for IT and Travel and Tourism (IFITT). She is the first South African to be appointed on the

  • Collaborative Research Project between North Carolina State University and The University of Pretoria gains momentum

    Posted on February 04, 2011

    The Department of Tourism Management at the University of Pretoria, in collaboration with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at North Carolina State University (NCSU), is currently conducting research to determine the feasibility o

  • 'Best Teacher' award

    Posted on November 25, 2010

    Prof Ernie Heath, Head of the Department of Tourism Management, received the "Best Teacher" award for 2009/2010 from the School of International Business at the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen, Germany.

  • Department of Tourism Management contributes to International Conference on Global Sustainable Tourism.

    Posted on November 23, 2010

    A best paper award, six scientific papers and a keynote address, were among the achievements and contributions by lecturers and postgraduate students of the Department of Tourism Management at the International Tourism Conference on Global Sustainable Tou

  • Tuks Tourism students contribute to a Tourism Strategy Zambia

    Posted on October 27, 2010

    BComHons in Tourism Management students at the University of Pretoria, recently had the educational experience of a lifetime, when they undertook a field visit to the Livingstone area in Zambia.

  • Adding value to the Tourism Industry

    Posted on October 20, 2010

    The Department of Tourism Management continuously strives to build meaningful relationships and collaborate with public and private sector tourism organisations regarding training opportunities and relevant research projects.

  • Celebrating Tourism Day

    Posted on October 12, 2010

    The Department of Tourism Management celebrated national Tourism Month on the 22nd of September. The international theme for World Tourism Day for 2010 was 'Biodiversity'.

  • Fifa World Cup brings MBA students from George Washington University to Tukkies

    Posted on July 28, 2010

    Twenty MBA students from the School of Business at George Washington University recently participated in a strategic workshop, which was hosted by the Department of Tourism Management at the University of Pretoria.

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