Stefan Kruger


Stefan Kruger was born in Kroonstad, in the Free State Province of South Africa. After working for some time in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry (in management positions), he started an academic career at the Walter Sisulu University. He is currently employed at the School of Business Management (Tourism Management Program), North-West University, Potchefstroom. He holds a Doctorate degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management. His research interests include Quality of Life, Subjective Well-being, Positive Psychology in Tourism and Hospitality. Since 2004, he has published various peer-reviewed articles in DHET accredited journals and has attended various conferences, both nationally and internationally. In 2008 he was invited by the Hungarian Ministry of Local Government as the only South African to participate in a workshop on tourism-specific quality of life methodology in Budapest. Stefan has been elected as editorial board member and/or reviewer for the well acclaimed Journal of Applied Research in Quality of Life (2012), Tourism Analysis: A multidisciplinary journal (Editorial board member, 2014) and the African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure (African Advisory editorial and/or reviewer board, 2014). Stefan has been appointed as the Regional Editor for Africa: Tourism Analysis and Interdisciplinary Journal in 2014. He is currently a member of the International Society of Quality of Life Studies, the South African Chefs Association, the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa, CHASA, and has completed his dedicated hunting license certificate.