Tourism from a Trade Perspective - Sources of Comparative Advantages

  • Date: Friday, 24 July 2009

Johan Fourie

Tourism from a Trade Perspective: Sources of Comparative Advantages and Implications for South Africa and the Region

About Johan Fourie

Johan Fourie is lecturer in the Department of Economics at Stellenbosch University.  Johan is currently pursuing his PhD in Economic History at Utrecht University.  His interests are wide ranging and include not only trade in services but also South Africa's economic history, infrastructure and the Economics of Sport.  Johan's latest publications include "An application of attractiveness measures to evaluate the structure of the Currie Cup" in South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation, forthcoming and "A note on infrastructure quality in South Africa" in Development Southern Africa, Vol. 25, No. 4, October 2008.  In 2008 he participated to the TIPS Annual Forum and presented on "The Development and Importance of Travel Service Exports from South Africa".

About Wamkele Mene

Wamkele Mene holds the position of Director: Trade in Services at the International Trade & Economic Development Division of the dti.  He focuses on multilateral, bilateral and regional trade in services negotiations. As South Africa's Lead Negotiator on services trade, Wamkele provides strategic and policy leadership in all trade in services negotiations that South Africa is involved in. An integral part of Wamkele's work is the crafting and negotiation of favourable market access conditions for South African exporters of services.  He is a graduate of Rhodes University, the University of Detroit Mercy and the Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy at the University of London.

About Professor Melville Saayman

Professor Saayman is at the School of Business Management in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus.  He is an expert in Tourism Economics and in Tourism management and development.  Professor Saayman is Director of the Institute of Tourism and Leisure Studies