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Curriculum vitae marco scholtz

  1. 1. Curriculum Vitae Marco Scholtz BSc – Tourism BCom – Tourism Honours MCom – Tourism
  2. 2. CURRICULUM VITAE Marco Scholtz1) PERSONAL DETAILS Title Mr Surname Scholtz Name(s) Marco Date of birth 05-05-1987 Age 25 Race White Gender Male Marital status Single Driver’s licence Code 8 Nationality South African Home language Afrikaans (fluent) Other languages English Speak: Fluent Write: Good Understand: Good Religion Christian ID number 8705055168088 2
  3. 3. 2) CONTACT DETAILS 140 Rissik Street Home address Potchefstroom 2531 Cell phone 071 832 9558 E-mail scholtzmarco@gmail.com3) QUALIFICATIONS Year Level Institution obtained Matric certificate Ferrum High School (Newcastle) 2005 BSc – Tourism Degree North-West University (Potchefstroom) 2008 BA – Photography (level 1) North-West University (Potchefstroom) 2008 BCom – Tourism Honours North-West University (Potchefstroom) 2009 MCom – Tourism North-West University (Potchefstroom) 2011 PhD – Tourism North-West University (Potchefstroom) N/AMy matric year consisted of the following subjects: Afrikaans (HG); English (HG); Science(HG); Biology (HG); Technical drawing (HG); and Computer sciences (HG). I obtainedthree distinctions, namely in English, Biology and Technical drawing.The main subjects in my BSc Tourism degree included: Tourism management; Zoology;Botany; Geology; Computer sciences; as well as Chemistry, thus providing me with adiversity of subjects which enable me to get a better understanding of the environment aswell as the way people think. Pertaining to the afore-mentioned, I did a photography courseto enhance my horisons. 3
  4. 4. 4) CAREER PROFILE Reason for stop Job Organisation From To working Unrealistic work hours Photographer Blueworld.co.za 2008-03 2008-05 (22:00-02:00) Demonstrator in North-West Uni. Temporary job, term 2009-01 2009-05 Zoology Potchefstroom ended Evenco (NWU- Part of TourismMarketing manager 2009-01 2009-10 Potchefstroom) honours training North-West Uni.Research assistant 2010-01 N/A Potchefstroom Tourism Subject North-West Uni. Temporary job, 2011-01 2011-05 Facilitator Potchefstroom payment was poor 5) GOALS AND ASPIRATIONS Ideally, I am seeking a position as manager of a tourism orientated business or as a researcher as a tertiary institution. I am good at communicating information to individuals, especially information pertaining to tourism. I want to use my passion for all the aspects of the field of tourism to create a sense of enthusiasm for it by other parties. I am also able to travel to any destination at a moment’s notice. My aspirations are to one day make a difference in the tourism industry and to be part of a variety of tourism related organisations in order to make a change in South Africa’s tourism industry by means of education and research. I also strongly feel that there is a need for young researchers and educators in South Africa, thus making my making my work important. 4
  5. 5. 6) RESEARCH OUTPUTS 6.1 ARTICLES AND DISSERTATIONS:SCHOLTZ, M. & SLABBERT, E. 2009. The social impact of the Kruger National Park onsurrounding communities. Potchefstroom: NWU. (Dissertation – Honours BCom)(Unpublished).SCHOLTZ, M., SAAYMAN, M. & KRUGER, M. 2012. Recession? What recession?Reasons for visiting the Kruger National Park. Acta Commercii. (Accepted).SCHOLTZ, M., SAAYMAN, M. & KRUGER, M. 2012. The influence of the economicrecession on visitors to the Kruger National Park. Journal of economic and financialsciences, 5(1):241-264. 6.2 CONFERENCESSCHOLTZ, M. & SLABBERT, E. 2009. The social impact of the Kruger National Parkon surrounding communities. (Paper delivered at the ICNT conference at North-WestUniversity, Potchefstroom Campus from 20 to 22 October 2009.) Potchefstroom, SouthAfrica. 65p. (Unpublished).SCHOTLZ, M., SAAYMAN, M. & KRUGER, M. 2010. Recession? What recession?Reasons for visiting the Kruger National Park. (Paper delivered at the Internationalgraduate research conference at Berjaya University College of Hospitality from 16 to 17April 2010.) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 17p. (Unpublished).SCHOLTZ, M., SAAYMAN, M. & KRUGER, M. 2011. The determinants of demand tothe Kruger National Park during the 2008/2009 economic recession. (Paper delivered atthe International Conference on Tourism and Management Studies from 26 to 29Octover) Algarve, Portugal. 32p. (Unpublished). 5
  6. 6. 6.3 RESEARCH-BASED TECHNICAL REPORTSSAAYMAN, M & SCHOLTZ, M. 2012. Visitors’ perceptions of the non-consumptive value ofselected species and game-viewing experiences in South African National Parks. TourismResearch in Economic Environs & Society: Potchefstroom. 24p.SAAYMAN, M., SCHOLTZ, M. & SAAYMAN, A. 2012. A marketing analysis and economicimpact of the ABSA Kirkwood Wildlife Festival 2012. Tourism Research in EconomicEnvirons & Society: Potchefstroom. 26p.KRUGER, M., SCHOLTZ, M., SAAYMAN, M. & SAAYMAN, A. 2012. Profile and economicimpact of Innibos Arts Festival 2012. Tourism Research in Economic Environs & Society:Potchefstroom. 36p.KRUGER, M., SCHOLTZ, M., SAAYMAN, M. & SAAYMAN, A. 2012. A marketing analysisand economic impact of the Comrades Marathon 2012. Tourism Research in EconomicEnvirons & Society: Potchefstroom. 67p.VAN DER MERWE, P., SCHOLTZ, M. & SAAYMAN, M. 2012. A marketing analysis ofovernight visitors to Augrabies Falls National Park 2012. Tourism Research in EconomicEnvirons & Society: Potchefstroom. 33p.SAAYMAN, M. & SCHOLTZ, M. 2012. A marketing analysis of day visitors to West CoastNational Park. Tourism Research in Economic Environs & Society: Potchefstroom. 22p.VAN DER MERWE, P., SCHOLTZ, M. & SAAYMAN, M. 2012. A marketing analysis of dayvisitors to Namaqua National Park. Tourism Research in Economic Environs & Society:Potchefstroom. 23p.SLABBERT, E. & SCHOLTZ, M. 2012. The impact of tourism on the community of Clarens.Tourism Research in Economic Environs & Society: Potchefstroom. 18p. 6
  7. 7. KRUGER, M., SCHOLTZ, M.,SAAYMAN, M. & SAAYMAN, A. 2012. A marketing analysisand economic impact of The Eagles concerts. Tourism Research in Economic Environs &Society: Potchefstroom. 47p.SAAYMAN, M. & SCHOLTZ, M. 2012. A marketing analysis of overnight visitors to KarooNational Park 2012. Tourism Research in Economic Environs & Society: Potchefstroom.35p.SAAYMAN, M. & SCHOLTZ, M. 2012. A marketing analysis of overnight visitors to AddoElephant National Park. Tourism Research in Economic Environs & Society: Potchefstroom.43p.SAAYMAN, M. & SCHOLTZ, M. 2012. A marketing analysis of overnight visitors toMountain Zebra National Park. Tourism Research in Economic Environs & Society:Potchefstroom. 37p.VAN DER MERWE, P., SCHOLTZ, M., SAAYMAN, M. & SAAYMAN, A. 2012. A marketinganalysis and economic impact of the Wacky Wine Festival 2012. Tourism Research inEconomic Environs & Society: Potchefstroom. 36p.KRUGER, M., SCHOLTZ, M. & SAAYMAN, M. 2012. A marketing analysis and economicimpact of the Argus Cycle Tour 2012KRUGER, M., SCHOLTZ, M.,SAAYMAN, M., SAAYMAN, A. & ROSSOUW, R. 2012. Amarketing analysis and economic impact of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon 2012.Tourism Research in Economic Environs & Society: Potchefstroom. 61p.KRUGER, M., SCHOLTZ, M. & SAAYMAN, M. 2012. A Marketing analysis of attendees atthe Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concert of Hugh Masekela at Kirstenbosch BotanicalGardens 2012. Tourism Research in Economic Environs & Society: Potchefstroom. 24p. 7
  8. 8. SAAYMAN, M. & SCHOLTZ, M. 2012. A marketing analysis of overnight visitors to AddoElephant National Park. Tourism Research in Economic Environs & Society: Potchefstroom.34p.SLABBERT, E., MALOI, R. & SCHOLTZ, M. 2012. Travel behaviour of visitors to theRiverside Lifestyle Resort. Tourism Research in Economic Environs & Society:Potchefstroom. 23p.SAAYMAN, M. & SCHOLTZ, M. 2012. A marketing analysis of overnight visitors to GoldenGate National Park. Tourism Research in Economic Environs & Society: Potchefstroom.40p.KRUGER, M., SCHOLTZ, M. & SAAYMAN, M. 2012. Executive summary of researchprofiles of selected National Parks in South Africa over 10 years. Tourism Research inEconomic Environs & Society: Potchefstroom. 96p.SAAYMAN, M. & SCHOLTZ, M. 2012. A marketing analysis of overnight visitors toMapungubwe National Park. Tourism Research in Economic Environs & Society:Potchefstroom. 26p.KRUGER, M., SCHOLTZ, M., SAAYMAN, M. & SAAYMAN, A. 2012. A marketinganalysis and economic impact of John Cleese: The alimony tour in South Africa. TourismResearch in Economic Environs & Society: Potchefstroom. 72p.SAAYMAN, M., PRETORIUS, S.C., & SCHOLTZ, M. 2012. A marketing analysis oftourists visiting Marakele National Park. Tourism Research in Economic Environs & Society:Potchefstroom. 37p.SAAYMAN, M., VAN DER MERWE, P., ROSSOUW, R. & SCHOLTZ, M. 2011. A socio-economic impact study of the Limpopo Province hunting industry. Institute for Tourism andLeisure Studies: Potchefstroom. 28p. 8
  9. 9. SAAYMAN, M. & SCHOLTZ, M. 2011. Profile of visitors to the Huisgenoot/You Skouspelevent. Tourism Research in Economic Environs & Society: Potchefstroom. 35p.KRUGER, M., SCHOLTZ, M., SAAYMAN, M. & SAAYMAN, A. 2011. A marketinganalysis and economic impact of the Script tour in Cape Town and Johannesburg. TourismResearch in Economic Environs & Society: Potchefstroom. 40p.SAAYMAN, M. & SCHOLTZ, M. 2011. A marketing analysis of overnight visitors toMountain Zebra National Park. Tourism Research in Economic Environs & Society:Potchefstroom. 29p.SAAYMAN, M, SAAYMAN, A. & SCHOLTZ, M. 2011. Profile and economic impact ofInnibos Arts Festival. Tourism Research in Economic Environs & Society: Potchefstroom.27p.SAAYMAN, M., SEYMOUR, K. & SCHOLTZ, M. 2012. A marketing analysis of overnightvisitors to Tsitsikamma National Park. Tourism Research in Economic Environs & Society:Potchefstroom. 27p.SAAYMAN, M & SCHOLTZ, M. 2011. A marketing analysis of overnight visitors toBontebok National Park. Institute for Tourism and Leisure Studies: Potchefstroom. 30p.VAN DER MERWE, P., SCHOLTZ, M. & SAAYMAN, M. 2011. A marketing analysis ofovernight visitors to Kgalagadi Tranfrontier National Park. Tourism Research in EconomicEnvirons & Society: Potchefstroom. 38p.VAN DER MERWE, P., SCHOLTZ, M. & SAAYMAN, M. 2011. A marketing analysis ofvisitors to Agulhas National Park. Tourism Research in Economic Environs & Society:Potchefstroom. 24p. 9
  10. 10. VAN DER MERWE, P., SCHOLTZ, M. & SAAYMAN, M. 2011. A marketing analysis ofvisitors to Table Mountain National Park. Tourism Research in Economic Environs &Society: Potchefstroom. 25p.VAN DER MERWE, P., SCHOLTZ, M. & SAAYMAN, M. 2011. National profile andeconomic impact of biltong hunters in South Africa. Tourism Research in EconomicEnvirons & Society: Potchefstroom. 35p.KRUGER, M., SCHOLTZ, M. & SAAYMAN, M. 2010. Die markprofiel van KykNETkykers aan die Aardklop Nasionale Kunstefees 2010. Institute for Tourism and LeisureStudies: Potchefstroom. 26p.SAAYMAN, M & SCHOLTZ, M. 2010. A marketing analysis of overnight visitors toTsitsikamma National Park. Institute for Tourism and Leisure Studies: Potchefstroom.32p.SCHOLTZ, M., KRUGER, M. & SAAYMAN, M. 2010. The impact of the (2008/2009)recession on visitation to the Kruger National Park. Institute for Tourism and LeisureStudies: Potchefstroom. 29p.VAN DER MERWE, P., SCHOLTZ, M. & SAAYMAN, M. 2010. National profile andeconomic impact of biltong hunters in South Africa 2010. Institute for Tourism and LeisureStudies: Potchefstroom. 37p.SCHOLTZ, M., KRUGER, M. & SAAYMAN, M. 2010. A marketing analysis of overnightvisitors to Kruger National Park: With specific reference to MATCH June 2010. Institutefor Tourism and Leisure Studies: Potchefstroom. 21p.VAN DER MERWE, P., SCHOLTZ, M., KRUGER, M. & SAAYMAN, M. 2010. Amarketing analysis for overnight visitors to Augrabies National Park. 33p. 10
  11. 11. VAN DER MERWE, P., SCHOTLZ, M., KRUGER, M. & SAAYMAN, M. 2010. Amarketing analysis for overnight visitors to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. 35p.VAN DER MERWE, P., SCHOLTZ, M. & SAAYMAN, M. 2010. The market profile andsocial impact of Table Mountain National Park. Institute for Tourism and Leisure Studies:Potchefstroom. 37p.6.4. FIELDWORK IN RESEARCH  Zoology-related fieldwork: - Marloth Park (Behavioural changes in Warthogs) (2008); - Prozesky Bird Sanctuary (Compilation of bird diversity) (2008); and - Donkervliet, Vredefort Dome (A study on insect diversity) (2008).  Botany-related fieldwork: - An identification course on the key plant species of Kgaswane Nature Reserve outside Rustenburg (2007).  Tourism-related fieldwork: • Addo National Park (2009; 2012); • Argus Cycle Tour (2012); • Augrabies National Park (2009); • Big Concerts (2011 & 2012); o U2 (FNB Stadium, Johannesburg) o Roxette (Super Bowl, Sun City; ICCC, Durban; Grand West, Cape Town) o James Blunt (Coca-Cola Dome) o Rain: Beatles Tribute Concert (Teatro, Monte-Casino) o Riverdance (Teatrol, Monte-Casino) o Coldplay (FNB Stadium, Johannesburg) o Skouspel (Super Bowl, Sun City) o John Cleese (Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town) o Phantom of the Opera (Teatro, Monte-Casino, 5x) o Sting (Coca-Cola Dome) o The Eagles (Greenpoint Stadium) o Michael Bublé (Grand West, Cape Town) • Bontebok National Park (2009); 11
  12. 12. • Boskop Dam tourism plan development (2011); • Comrades Martahon (2012); • Cultivaria Wine Festival in Paarl (2009); • Golden Gate National Park (2008); • Innibos Arts Festival (2010); • Karoo National Park (2009, 2010 & 2012); • Kirkwood Wildlife Festival (2012); • Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK) (2011); • Kruger National Park (Dec 2008, Jun 2009, Dec 2009, Jul 2010, Dec 2010, Jul 2011); • Marakele National Park rest camp development (2009); • Midmar Mile (2012); • Mountain Zebra National Park (2009, 2010 & 2012); • Namaqua National Park (2009); • Table Mountain National Park (2010); • Tsitsikamma National Park (2009-2010); • Two Oceans Marathon (2012); • Wedding Expo at the Coca-Cola Dome (2012); and • Wilderness National Park (2009).6.5. TOURISM DEVELOPMENT • Tourism Plan for Bokskop Dam Nature Reserve (Prof. M. Saayman, Prof. P. van der Merwe & Mr. M. Scholtz) • Ecotourism plan for Tongaat-Hulett (Prof. M. Saayman, Prof. P. van der Merwe & Mr. M. Scholtz)7. AQUIRED SKILLS AND AWARDS • ATKV-Litdink – Ferrum High School – 2005 (5th place in RSA); • A.S.T. Trophy for best Computer Science marks in Matric (2005); • Excursio newspaper (two articles) – Department of Tourism and Leisure Studies, Potchefstroom – 2009; • Research assistant (2010); and 12
  13. 13. • Evenco (best tourism company for 2009) at Institute for Tourism and Leisure Studies at the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus. • Photography diploma (2008); • Videography course completed (2010); • Media editing: Images (Photoshop CS3 & 4); • Media editing: Videos (Power Producer); • Media editing: Sound (Nero Trax; Nero Wave editor); • Basic analysis with SPSS (v.10) statistical program; • Managed three of the surveys conducted and co-managed many; • Best Magister (M.Com. Tourism) student in tourism 2010.The above-mentioned roles taught me how to motivate and manage a team, liaise withthose in authority and be responsible for the team’s performance. These roles alsoimproved my communication skills as well as how to negotiate with sponsors and workwith strict deadlines. I can carry across ideas and make people understand difficultwork by explaining it to them in a simplified manner. I have an extensive understandingof how office equipment and computer software works (all Microsoft software as well asvideo and picture editing software). I also know how to manipulate media in the form ofpictures, videos and sound.8. INTERESETS• Travel (Been all over South Africa, visited Mozambique, Malaysia, Germany and Portugal);• Tourism research (to find new trends, to determine motivations for travel as well as socio-economic and environmental impacts of tourism);• Writing of articles and technical research papers;• Cultures (new languages; ways of doing things; new cities); and• I like to critically analyse the layout of nature and travel magazines and the way they were edited;• Avid photographer;• Outdoor activities (hiking, mountain climbing, golf, soccer, bowls, tennis);• New as well as upcoming technology;• Nature and how it works; 13
  14. 14. • Politics; and• Graphic design. 9. REFERENCES Job Organisation Contact person Contact details Bradley Vogues Photographer Blueworld.co.za (owner and manager E-mail: brad@bwcom.co.za of website) E-mail: Prof. Pieter Theron pieter.theron@nwu.ac.za Demonstrator in North-West Uni. Tel: +27 (18) 299 2381 Zoology Potchefstroom E-mail: Prof. Mark Maboete mark.maboeta@nwu.ac.za Tel: +27 (18) 299 2501 Tourism Research in Economic E-mail: Researcher Environs & Prof. Melville Saayman Melville.saayman@nwu.ac.za Society (TREES) Tel: 018 299 1810 at North-West University Research North-West Uni. Prof. Peet van der E-mail: assistant Potchefstroom Merwe peet.vandermerwe@nwu.ac.za 14

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