Getting to grips with the trends of Ironman participants to Nelson Mandela Bay is but one of the interesting topics to be shared at a two-day tourism students’ conference in Port Elizabeth starting tomorrow (Thursday 3 October).
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University is hosting the Tourism Educators of South Africa student conference starting at 9am tomorrow October where tourism educators and tourism students from throughout the country will share presentations on topics pertinent to the industry.
“The conference gives us an opportunity to share research into various tourism subjects and recognise the value that they can bring to the industry,” says conference organiser Hugh Bartis, who heads up the university’s tourism department.
Among the 30-odd presentations are the findings of North West University’s Esmarie Myburgh, who worked hand-in-hand with NMMU tourism students as fieldworkers to establish the first-time versus repeat triathlon participants at Ironman South Africa.
The push and pull factors for beach visitors; the impact of illegal rhino poaching on tourism in the Kruger Park; visitors perceptions towards service quality in museum and the development of city walking tours within Port Elizabeth are among the other topics to be presented.
The conference is being hosted at NMMU’s North Campus Conference Centre and is expected to attract about 60 delegates.
Inquiries: Hugh Bartis on 041 5044766 or Debbie Derry on 041 5043057
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