NWU students win international award for second time
POTCHEFSTROOM – A group postgraduate students from the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University’s (NWU) Institute for Tourism, Wild Life Economics and Leisure Studies won the International Award for the best research project for the second consecutive year.
According to prof Melville Saayman, lecturer in Tourism Studies at the School for Business Management on the Campus, the ten students participated together with nine international universities, and the NWU was the only tertiary institution from Africa attending the annual International Student Tourism Congress. “This award is an incredible opportunity and we are very grateful for receiving the award,” prof Saayman said.
The research project, which took the students about two months to set up, involves an Incentive Programme for International Companies. The team also won second place for its exhibition about South Africa and the NWU.
The International Student Tourism Congress has been running for 23 years and was held in Austria this year. The Institute received this award for the first time during a gala event in Sweden last year.
At the back is Prof Melville Saayman, lecturer in Tourism Studies at the School for Business Management of the North-West University’s (NWU) Potchefstroom Campus, Mss Martinette Kruger, Lara Engelbrecht, Marna Havenga, Malie Mouton, Adri Dreyer and Mr Pierre-André Viviers, lecturer in Tourism Studies and Leisure Studies at the School for Business Management. In front are Mss Talitha Schoeman, Susan Oberholser, Helga Streicher, Belinda Bouwer and Elicha Jonker.