Subject Choice - Tourism

Subject Choice - Tourism


As people's leisure opportunities have increased and their demands have become increasingly sophisticated, tourism has developed into one of the world's most expansive industries, employing increasing numbers of people in related businesses.

Tourism is the study of the expectations and behaviour of tourists, and the economic, social and environmental impact of tourism on South Africa.


Tourism orientates and prepares young people for a career in the tourism industry..


This programme integrates academic knowledge and theory with practical skills and values, and covers:

  • Tourism sectors
  • Map work and tour planning
  • Tourist attractions
  • Sustainable and responsible tourism
  • Domestic, regional and international tourism
  • Culture and heritage tourism
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Communication and customer care
  • Marketing

Should I take this subject?

If you are interested in tourism, you will enjoy this subject.  Work-orientated academic knowledge has become more and more in demand in the labour market – both for new employees and those already in work.


There are a variety of careers related to this subject including,

• Concierge Desk

• Conference and Events Planning

• Reservations at Accommodation Establishments

• Information Centre

• Tour Operator

• Tourism Development

• Tour Guide


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