Department of Tourism Bursaries Available 2018 – SA Bursaries 2019

By | January 11, 2018

Department of Tourism Bursaries Available

Tourism Bursaries The National Department of Tourism invites applications for bursaries from the unemployed South African citizens for the 2018 – 2019 academic year in the following fields:

Department of Tourism Bursaries Available

Public Administration
LLB
Human Resource Developlment
Communication Science/ Journalism/ Media Studies
Honours: International Politics
Public Relations Management
Tourism Management
Economics

Department of Tourism Bursaries Requirements

Applicants must be South African citizens, be studying at an accredited South African Educational Institution in one of the above-mentioned fields of study, and be prepared to enter into an agreement with the National Department of Tourism. The applicant must not have any other bursary funding/sponsorships.

Department of Tourism Bursaries Requirements

Application form must be posted or hand delivered by no later than 15 January 2016
Applicants must complete the Departmental bursary application form, attach certified copies of qualifications, recent academic records and or Matric results, Identity Document, proof of registration, proof of guardian ’s income, and motivational letter.
Applications forms are available on HERE or at the reception of the National Department of Tourism.
Application forms cannot be faxed or e-mailed.
Correspondence will be limited to the suceessful candidates only.
How to apply
Applications must be directed to the Director-General, Private Bag X424, Pretoria, 0001, or hand delivered to Tourism House, 17 Trevena Street, Sunnyside, for attention: Mr Welcome Tshabalala, tel: 012 444 6183 or Mr Loyiso Sobandla, tel: 012 444 6158. No faxed or email applications will be considered.
What is Tourism?

Tourism is travel for pleasure or business; also the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours. Tourism may be international, or within the traveller’s country. The World Tourism Organization defines tourism more generally, in terms which go “beyond the common perception of tourism as being limited to holiday activity only”, as people “traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes”.

Tourism can be domestic or international, and international tourism has both incoming and outgoing implications on a country’s balance of payments. Today, tourism is a major source of income for many countries, and affects the economy of both the source and host countries, in some cases being of vital importance.

Tourism suffered as a result of a strong economic slowdown of the late-2000s recession, between the second half of 2008 and the end of 2009, and the outbreak of the H1N1 influenza virus, but slowly recovered. International tourism receipts (the travel item in the balance of payments) grew to US$1.03 trillion (€740 billion) in 2011, corresponding to an increase in real terms of 3.8% from 2010. International tourist arrivals surpassed the milestone of 1 billion tourists globally for the first time in 2012, emerging markets such as China, Russia, and Brazil had significantly increased their spending over the previous decade. The ITB Berlin is the world’s leading tourism trade fair. Global tourism accounts for ca. 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions.