Staff Profiles

Dr Delly Chatibura

  • PhD. Tourism Management
  • MSc. Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • BTech. Honour's in Hospitality and Tourism

Chatibura joined the University in 2009, as a Lecturer in the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, having worked at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology and at Chinhoyi University of Technology, amongst other places. 

She is responsible for teaching hospitality courses at undergraduate level and for research supervision at undergraduate and graduate level.

She has published widely and has presented research papers at conferences in Africa and Europe. She was the African representative of the scientific committee for the 1st International Conference on Tourism and Entrepreneurship (Indonesia). She is currently one of the editorial members of the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management and has served as a reviewer for a number of journals. Her interests centre around culinary heritage, culinary tourism and hospitality education and training.

  • Culinary tourism development 
  • Marketing of culinary tourism destinations
  • Hospitality education and training
  • Business intelligence systems use in hospitality 

  1. Nyanga, C., Pansiri, J., & Chatibura, D. (2019). Enhancing competitiveness in the tourism industry through the use of business intelligence: a literature review. Journal of Tourism Futures, ISSN 2055-5911 (DOI 10.1108/JTF-11-2018-0069)
  1. Chatibura, D & Siya M. (2018). A netnographic analysis of online reviews of restaurant service in Botswana. Botswana Journal of Business, 11(1), 27- 44
  1. Chatibura, D. (2018). Profiling the demographic and psychographic characteristics of local cuisine diners in Botswana. International Journal of Leisure and Tourism Marketing, 6(2), 153-169
  1. Mahachi-Chatibura, D. & Nare, A. (2017). A regional analysis of tourism education scholarships. Tourism Management Perspectives, 24: 155-165
  1. Mahachi-Chatibura, D. (2016). Local cuisine as a potential tourism attractor and marker of national identity in Botswana. Journal of Gastronomy and Tourism, 2; 1-18. E-ISSN 2169-298X

In pursuit of academic excellence