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 Dr. Mark Boekstein

Position: Head of Department
Department: Department of Geography
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Qualifications: B.A. (Hons)(UNISA), MA (UWC), DTech. (CPUT)
Tel: +27 21 959-2329
Fax: +27 21 959-3422
Email: mboekstein@uwc.ac.za 
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Biography

 Mark Boekstein is coordinator of the Tourism Programme in the Department. He has almost 20 years experience as a tourism lecturer, with a specific focus on tourism planning, development and marketing. His main research interests are in health and wellness tourism, with a focus on the use of natural thermal springs for medicinal purposes, as well as Antarctic travel and tourism, particularly the role of Cape Town as a gateway for tourism and other travel to Antarctica and sub-Antarctic islands.

Publications


​​Boekstein, M. (2014) From illness to wellness – has thermal spring health tourism reached a new turning point? African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, Vol. 3 (2) [Online @ http://www.ajhtl.com].

 

Boekstein, M. (2014) Tourism, health and the changing role of thermal springs – should South Africa reposition its thermal spring tourism product? African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, Vol. 3 (2) [Online @ http://www.ajhtl.com].

 

Boekstein, M. S. (2014) Healing waters – balneological classification of thermal springs in South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, Vol. 20 (2:1): 557-568.

 

Boekstein, M. (2014) Cape Town as Africa’s Gateway for Tourism to Antarctica – Development Potential and Need for Regulation. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, Vol. 3 (2) [Online @ http://www.ajhtl.com].

 

Boekstein, M. S. (2014) Revitalising the Healing Tradition: Thermal Springs in the Western Cape. In: M. Smith and L. Puczkó, Health, Tourism and Hospitality: Spas, Wellness and Medical Travel, 2nd Edition, Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 369-373.

 

Boekstein, M. S. and Spencer, J. P. (2013) Activity-based market segmentation of visitors to thermal spring resorts in the Western Cape Province, South Africa: Assessing the potential for health tourism development. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, Vol. 19 (4:2): 1100-1110.

 

Boekstein, M. S. and Spencer, J. P. (2013) International Trends in health tourism: Implications for thermal spring tourism in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, Vol. 19 (2): 287-298.

 

Boekstein, M. (2010) Students or Tourists: A Profile of English Language Learners in Cape Town. Tourism Recreation Research, Vol. 35 (1): 91-95.

 

Boekstein, M.; Bennett, A. and Uken, E. (1991) How Well Tourists Know Their Own Attractions, Annals of Tourism Research, Vol. 18 (3): 504-508.

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 Society of South African Geographers

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