Peter has a Master of Science degree in Tourism Development & Management. He is a PhD candidate currently busy with a research project on coastal and marine tourism. He recently retired as Director of the Tourism Research Unit (TRU) at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University to focus on local, national and international tourism projects. As Director of the TRU from 2003 – 2007 he supervised honours, masters and doctoral studies in tourism while coordinating a B Com Honours (Tourism) programme at the university. He has retained his link with the NMMU in the capacity of a Research Associate. He is registered with the World Tourism Organisation (WTO) and the European Commission (EC) as a tourism specialist. He is also registered with the EU-SADC Investment Promotion Programme (ESIPP).

 

Although Peter Myles lives and works in South Africa, he has been on fact finding missions to 10 foreign countries in which he has conducted tourism research in 48 cities and towns. In every city and town that he visited he made a point of contacting national, regional and local tourism organizations. He also made contact with industry driven tourism organizations such as the Tourism Council of Australia and the Tourism Industry Association of New Zealand. He investigated tourism development projects, community based tourism initiatives, heritage tourism, responsible tourism, agricultural tourism and farm-stays, nature based tourism, coastal and marine tourism, tourism strategies, institutional arrangements, tourism legislation and policy, visitor information networks, tourism research methodology, statistical analysis and interpretation. During these missions he studied and documented best practice models and case studies. He currently works as an associated tourism specialist with Kyle Business Projects and a number of other associated project teams.

 

Peter Myles has recently forged an alliance with the United KingdomCleanBlueLogo1a based CTL Consult Ltd, and the Greek based M Solutions Ltd (Green Hotels), to introduce “The Clean Blue” beach management program as a business for Africa (to be named “Clean Blue Africa”). Clean Blueİ is the only beach safety risk assessment initiative of its kind that is designed to help resorts address beach/water sport related and beach construction/access related risks that can generate negative media attention. It is also designed to achieve better market penetration for those companies who abide to the recommendations set within the Clean Blue beach standard.

2010

DEDAT

Tourism Specialist

Feasibility Study East London Beachfront

2010

FTTSA

Tourism Specialist

Limpopo Agricultural Tourism Cluster

2010

NMBM

Tourism Specialist

Tourism Impact Assessment Wind Farms

2010

NMBT

Tourism Specialist

Destination Marketing Strategy

2010

ECTB

Tourism Specialist

Development of Kouga Tourist Route

2010

NMBT

Tourism Specialist

Tourism Impact Assessment FIFA World Cup

2010

NMBT

Tourism Specialist

Tourism Impact Assessment Holiday Season

2011

DEDEAT

Tourism Specialist

Maqoma Great Place & Cultural Village

2011

ELM

Tourism Specialist

Emalahleni Tourism Master Plan

2011

NMBT

Tourism Specialist

Production of Quarterly Research Reports

2012

SANP

Tourism Specialist

Tourism Development Plan AENP MPA

2012

DBSA

Trainer and Facilitator

Tourism Plan Baviaans Mega Reserve

2012

CES

Tourism Consultant

Richards Bay Wind Farm Assessment

2013

KDF

Tourism Consultant

Pre-Feasibility Study Karoo Gateway Airport

2013

NMBT

Tourism Specialist

Tourism Impact Assessment Property Tax

2013

SANBI

Tourism Specialist

Tourism Impact Assessment Botanical Garden

2013

CDC

Tourism Specialist

Eastern Cape Tourism Skills Audit

2013

Peace Parks

Project Leader

KAZA TFCA Socio-Economic Baseline Study

2014

UNWTO

Tourism Collaborator

Uganda Inclusive Tourism Program

Myles, P.B. (2001). Contribution of Wilderness to Survival of the Adventure Travel and Ecotourism Markets, Seventh World Wilderness Congress Symposium, 2nd - 8th November 2001, Science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values; Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Proc.RMRS-P-27. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station

Miller, M.L., Myles, P.B., et al. 2011. A Field Engages: Papers from the 6th International Coastal & Marine Tourism Congress, 23rd – 26th June 2009, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Special Issue: Tourism in Marine Environments, 26 May 2011, Vol.7, No 3/4, ISSN 1544-273X

Myles, P.B. (2012). Towards developing ‘desert tourism’ in the Karoo, South Africa, Africanus 41(3) 2011 pp 119 – 129, Unisa Press ISSN: 0304-615x

Myles, P.B. 2014: Coastal Route Tourism: A Vehicle for Collaborative Economic Development in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, Tourism in Marine Environments, Vol.9. No. 3 - 4, pp. 169 – 179, E-ISSN 2169 – 0197

Myles, P.B. 2014: Recreation Opportunities Management, Chapter 24, IUCN Protected Area Governance and Management Book, Edition 5:14 November 2013

Desktop Reviews: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Myles, P.B., IUCN Desktop Review of the Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, Koror State, Republic of Palau, nomination for listing as a World Heritage Site (WHS), 2011.

Myles, P.B., IUCN Desktop Review of the Namib Sand Sea nomination for listing as a World Heritage Site (WHS), Namibia, August 2012

Myles, P.B., IUCN Desktop Review of the Sehlabathebe National Park nomination for listing as an extension to the uKhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site, Lesotho, August 2012

Myles, P.B., IUCN Desktop Review of the Okavango Delta nomination for listing as a natural World Heritage Site, Botswana, July 2013