a PhD in Tourism Management from James Cook University Australia. This experience was valuable in enabling me to interact with some of the established scholars in Tourism. I have researched and worked in both developing and developed economies. I have interacted and conducted research for government and the private sector in Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Tourism Management and Economics
Peet van der Merwe was born in Kuruman, South Africa in 1973 and is currently living in Potchefstroom South Africa. He is a senior lecturer and researcher in tourism management at North-West University: Potchefstroom Campus, School for Business Management. As researcher he also forms part of the NRF research unit TREES (Tourism Research in Economic, Environs and Society).
Riaan is a micro-economist with more than ten years consulting, research and teaching experience. He is currently associate professor in the School of Economics at the North-West University’s Potchefstroom Campus. He has wide-ranging knowledge in most economic sectors as well as economic development as a whole.