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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Department identifies research as a critical area to advance the development and growth of the tourism sector. Since 2012, the Department has been collaborating with research institutions to conduct tourism research and offer financial support to post-graduate students pursuing tourism studies​ in these institutions. The outputs emanating from the research studies are disseminated through the Tourism Research Seminar/Webinar​ held on an annual basis. In addition this research repository offers a digital open access to research reports, frameworks and models; theses and dissertations, journal articles, and conference papers produced in collaboration with resea​rch institutions.​
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Contact person: Ms Tsakani Baloyi​​
Telephone​: 012 444 6311



137208The Impact of Covid-19 on the Tourism-transport Interface in South AfricaProf Berendien Lubbe Dr Joachim Vermooten2021The overall aim of the study is to explore the impact of COVID-19 on the Tourism-Transport Interface in South Africa with a view to proposing a scenario where this relationship might create opportunities for tourism to prosper post COVID-19. The research followed a three-step process beginning with a systematic description, based on literature and secondary data, of the overall tourism/transport interface and the modes of transport, with particular reference to air and road transport. Thereafter interviews with senior stakeholders in the airline, bus/coach and car rental industries were conducted. The third step in the research method was to conduct scenario planning workshops with leaders in the aviation (completed), car rental (completed) and coach/bus travel (pending) sectors. While history has had a strong influence on modal choice for tourism purposes in South Africa, current pre-COVID challenges in the transport sector such as consumer behavior, transport policies and regulations, infrastructure and resource limitations are affecting international, regional and domestic tourism.University of PretoriaReportN4FUYHAX2DSF-245590710-5http://sp19prd01:8100/ResearchRepo/SeminarDocs/The%20Impact%20of%20COVID-19%20on%20the%20Tourism-Transport%20Interface%20in%20South%20Africa.pptxPresentation2021/05/17 12:36:38THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE TOURISMTRANSPORT INTERFACE IN SOUTH AFRICA The research project focusses on the interface between tourism and transport, with specific reference to http://sp19prd01:8100/ResearchRepo/Shared Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxpdfFalsepdf
137410The Impact of COVID-19 on Tourism Sector Demand and Supply in South Africa2021In common with the rest of the world, the tourism sector of South Africa experienced the radical impacts of COVID-19. The magnitude of the pandemic will reshape existing patterns of tourism demand and supply which need to be understood and researched for designing appropriate policy interventions. Little knowledge exists to understand how COVID-19 has affected the supply and demand of tourism products in South Africa. It is against the background of the rolling COVID-19 pandemic, its devastating impacts for tourism and of initiatives for re-igniting demand focused on domestic tourism that this research was undertaken. The aim of the study is to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the demand and supply of tourism products, with a view to propose interventions to meet the needs of tourists, particularly domestic tourists, post COVID-19 through an approach of undertaking case studies of local destinations offering a different mix of tourism products. The research involved a demand-side and supply-side analysis. The demand-side involved a desk top review of existing international literature relating to COVID-19 and consumer travel intentions. The supply-side of the research was done through the approach/lens of undertaking case studies of local destinations each of which offers a differing mix of tourism products and thus of challenges/opportunities. From the demand-side and supply-side analysis the results from this investigation point to a total of 13 policy recommendations for the Department of Tourism in addressing the impact of COVID-19 on changing tourism demand and supply.University of JohannesburgReportN4FUYHAX2DSF-245590710-6http://sp19prd01:8100/ResearchRepo/SeminarDocs/The%20Impact%20of%20COVID-19%20on%20Tourism%20Sector%20Demand%20and%20Supply.pptxPresentation2021/03/31 12:32:04The Impact of COVID-19 on Tourism Sector Demand and Supply in South Africa AIEST… International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is the http://sp19prd01:8100/ResearchRepo/Shared Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxpdfFalsepdf