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Tourism and Events Management

The Tourism and Events industry has been regarded as one of the most contributing industries to the reputation of Cape Town as top tourist destination. Located on the District Six Campus in Cape Town and at a satellite campus in Wellington, the department of Tourism and Events Management prides itself in developing holistic future professionals.
Girls trip to Cape PointThe department comprises of a diverse team of academics with valuable experience in higher education and industry practices. As a highly recognised department, students will be able to combine theoretical practices and hands-on practical experiences relevant to current industry practices. The programmes offered by the department focus on preparing dynamic individuals through a vast range of academic, professional and personal skills to their overall development for Tourism and Events Management careers.

The department has a high focus on Tourism and Events Research. The Centre for Tourism and Research in Africa (CETRA) predominantly drives the research and particularly focuses on contract research with various institutions, private sector and government.The department prides itself on the valuable relations it has with industry and other stakeholders such as the South African Association for Conference Industry (SAACI), as well as a member of international academic associations such as Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) and Tourism Educators Association of South Africa(TESA). Our industry network extends to the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Tourism , City Sightseeing Bus, The Castle of Goodhope, and Swissport to name a few.

A few words from our industry partners:

“We’ve always had a great relation working with the (Tourism and Events) department. We’ve had phenomenal intelligent, hardworking students from CPUT, making the recruitment process very pleasant. We are confident that this working relation will continue for a long time!”- City Sightseeing Bus (SA)

“The V&A Waterfront has been fortunate to commence the internship process timeously each year due to the calibre of students during the intake. It’s amazing to work with an institution that is committed to the development and growth of their learners.” – V&A Waterfront