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Centre for Tourism Research in Africa (CETRA)

The Centre for Tourism Research in Africa is part of the Department of Tourism and Events Management, which is a department in the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences.

The mandate of CETRA is to highlight CPUT’s contribution to tourism and hospitality teaching and research in Cape Town, the Western Cape, South Africa and internationally; to facilitate research activities in the tourism, hospitality, sport and events fields; to bring together university researchers/ lecturers and practitioners (including public sector institutions) domestically and internationally in order to find feasible answers to applied research questions; and to encourage focused research clusters incorporating researchers and students from different CPUT departments and from outside the university.

CETRA aims to foster research on tourism development and contact between tourism research centres and individuals globally; to provide research facilities for students and researchers; to create databases and expand current databases relating to tourism, hospitality, sport and events; and to provide facilitation of dissertation supervision