Elsabé Engelbrecht is the Provincial Subject Coordinator for Tourism Education with the Northern Cape Province Department of Education in South Africa. She has almost thirty years of experience as a teacher and extensive experience as a Tourism education manager.
As a member of the national training team for the South African National Department of Basic Education, she has been involved in the training of Tourism teachers, the writing of the amended curriculum for Tourism and as a national examiner for the exit level examinations in Tourism. She also attended two GTTP Teacher Student Conferences with her learners in 2000 and 2002 in Hungary and France respectively. In 2005, Elsabe was one of 10 Tourism teachers in South Africa to receive the prestigious “American Express Fellows Award”, awarded by the American Express Foundation in New York, for excellence in Tourism Education. She has published three textbooks and presented a Tourism student support program on national television in South Africa. She is currently a member of the Umalusi research team responsible for the analysis of the intended and assessed Tourism curricula.