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National Tourism Research Agenda



The Department of Tourism (NDT) is currently developing a research agenda to identify research gaps and guide research priorities within the tourism sector, with a view to inform policy, planning and decision making. The Research Agenda will serve as a framework to guide and direct tourism priority research focus over a period of four years, starting 2016/17-2019/20. The final research agenda will ensure alignment with the strategic objectives of the National Development Plan, National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS) and NDT.


Consultations were held with different tourism stakeholders in order to identify research gaps and needs. A list of research themes and focus areas were therefore generated. The department therefore requests your participation in the prioritis​ation process of these research themes and focus areas for the short, medium and long term periods.

Options for participation:

  • Online: Click on the link at the bottom of the page to take the online survey.
  • Electronic: should you choose to complete the attached WORD/PDF document off-line but electronically, please email your inputs on priority research themes and focus areas to
  • Printed copy: alternatively, the list can be printed, completed manually, scanned to PDF and emailed back to or or faxed to 086 292 6929.


For further information and related enquiries please contact: Ms Cynthia Rikhotso or Mr Thomas Mafela, email:  or  tel: (012) 444-6397 or (012) 444 6371


We will appreciate if you can complete and send your inputs on or before the 30 January 2016.​

Clich here to complete the survey