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Tourism Management contributes to saving the rhino in South Africa
Tourism Management Division
Posted on 09 Apr 2014

During 2014, the Tourism Management Division hosted two Save the Rhino events. The first was an exhibition in the Merensky Library of the University of Pretoria, where ceramic rhinos painted by students and lecturers were showcased. The second event was a silent auction of these rhino artworks.

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Have airlines created their own currency?
Tourism Management Division
Posted on 07 Apr 2014

At the recent 17th Hamburg Aviation Conference in Germany, Prof Berendien Lubbe, of the Tourism Management Division in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, warned that the number of unredeemed passenger airline miles is reaching what some have termed “catastrophic proportions”. Prof Lubbe was the only South African invited to present a paper at the conference.

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Masters students present research projects
Tourism Management Division
Posted on 26 Mar 2014

Two masters degree students in Tourism Management had the opportunity to share their research projects with stakeholders from the tourism industry during a research seminar hosted by the National Department of Tourism in March 2014. The student projects form part of a larger study, undertaken by the Tourism Management Division in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, on the development of a model to measure South Africa’s competitiveness as a tourism destination.

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Mobile devices in SA tourism industry – is it as popular as we think?
Tourism Management Division
Posted on 17 Mar 2014

A research project done on mobile devices as a tourism distribution channel and the perceptions of visitors to national parks in South Africa found that visitors are not too keen to use the SANParks mobile website. In so far as the extent of the use of mobile devices is concerned, the results of this study seem contrary to those of particularly industry-related sources.

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Research on the use of information and communication technologies
Tourism Management Division
Posted on 27 Feb 2014

A pilot study was conducted by Prof Felicite Fairer-Wessels of the Tourism Management Division amongst selected non-profit visitor information centres (VIC) to determine whether the information managers have sufficient knowledge management capabilities in terms of tacit or explicit knowledge, the knowledge management information life cycle and knowledge management assets in terms of organisational processes.

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