1st Edition

Management of Tourism Ecosystem Services in a Post Pandemic Context Global Perspectives

    446 Pages 36 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    446 Pages 36 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Tourism and ecosystems services are interdependant and face unique challenges. This book explores the challenges faced by destinations regarding the management and restoration of their ecosystem services.

    Responding to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, this book offers unique management solutions based on best practices from Europe, America, Asia, Africa, Indonesia and island destinations. The management techniques and strategies proposed are adaptive in nature, and they are meant to protect and sustain natural and cultural ecosystem services utilized by the tourism industry.

    Drawing from a rich collection of international case studies, the book adopts a user-friendly pedagogic approach, while seeking to be an essential future reference to scholars, researchers, academics and industry practitioners, destination management organizations and restoration agencies.

              Part A: Introduction

    1. Status of the Tourism Ecosystem Services: Marking More Realities
    2. Vanessa GB Gowreesunkar, Shem W. Maingi, Felix L.M. Ming’ate

      Part B: Management of Natural Ecosystem Services

    3. Role of conservancy-based tourism in the management of natural ecosystem services in the Maasai Mara Area, Kenya
    4. Joseph K Muriithi

    5. Community-based conservation for tourism ecosystem services at Murchison Falls conservation area, Uganda
    6. Francis Mugizi, Jim Ayorekire & Joseph Obua

    7. The challenge of managing for ecological integrity and responsible tourism: the case of Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya
    8. Fredrick N. Kassilly

      Part C: Management of Cultural Ecosystems Services

    9. Conceptual understanding of cultural ecosystem services in tourism.
    10. Aman Kumar

    11. Impact of cultural ecosystem services on livelihoods in North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve, Latvia.
    12. Agita Livina, Anda Mezgaile, Mahender Reddy Gavinolla, Iveta Druva-Druvaskalne

    13. Protecting the cultural tourism ecosystem in Malaga: role of residents
    14. Caballero-Galeote, Lidia, Elena Cruz-Ruiz

      Part D: Ecosystems Services and Sustainable Tourism Development

    15. Ecosystems Services for urban destination development: Potential for sustainability
    16. Michael Johansson and Jan Henrik Nilsson

    17. Next-practice Platforms as an Enabler of Sustainable Tourism Destination Management: Perspectives from an Asian Luxury Hotel Group’s Sustainability Journey
      Zeynep Gulen Hashmi, Munaza Kazmi
    18. Ethical consumption of ecosystem services in tourism: A Jurisprudence approach
      Bitok Kipkosgei
    19. Part E: Management of Tourism Ecosystems Services Post Pandemic

    20. The impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on ecosystem services and community livelihoods at UNESCO world heritage site, Sundarbans
      Hiran Roy, Subhajit Das, Anisur R. Faroque, Vikas Gupta and Mohammad Osman Gani
    21. Impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on tourism and public transport: challenges and prospects from Malaysia
      Au Yong Hui Nee, Chee Yin YIP, Abdelhak Senadjki
    22. Post COVID19 through special interest tourism: perspective for South Africa
      Unathi Sonwabile Henama, Apleni Lwazi, Bantu Mbeko Msengi, Madiseng Messiah Phori
    23. The impact of COVID-19 on cultural ecosystem service nexus: a vulnerability assessment of simien mountain national park, Ethiopia
    24. Prakash Chandra Rout, Alelign Takele, Afera Gebremedihn, Kindieneh Awoke and Kidanu Melese

    25. Restoration of ecosystems services in Kenya’s post COVID-19: a cost benefit analysis on green financing
    26. Isaac Kimunio and Francis Gitagia

    27. When the music is over: destination ecosystem services - post pandemic solutions and challenges
    28. Crispin Dale, Ade Oriade and Neil Robinson

      Part F: Global Case Studies

    29. Does whale watching contribute to conservation in marine protected areas? a case of Bahía De San Antonio, Patagonia, Argentina.
    30. Lic. Sarti Guadalupe Sarti, Mg. Matilde Encabo, Raúl González

    31. Marketing of tourism ecosystem services in times of uncertainty: lessons from a health tourism destination in Poland
    32. Adrian Lubowiecki-Vikuk, Jacek Borzyszkowski and Mirosław Marczak

    33. Understanding the cultural ecosystem service of heritage tourism: the case of Jatiluwih Heritage Tourism in Bali
    34. I Nengah Subadra

    35. Tourism and restoration of spring ecosystem services: case study of Latvia
    36. Janis Bikse and Mahender Reddy Gavinolla

    37. Tourism ecosystem services for MSMEs: the case of Mauritius
    38. Michael POMPEIA

    39. Sustainable Cultural Ecosystem Services and Community-based Tourism (CBT) models Post COVID-19 pandemic within Aberdares Conservation Area and National Park, Kenya
    40. Shem W Maingi, Felix L.M. Ming’ate, Vanessa GB Gowreesunkar,

      Part G: Conclusion

    41. The Future of Tourism ecosystem services Post COVID-19 Pandemic, reflections and wayward.

              Vanessa GB Gowreesunkar, Shem W. Maingi, Felix L.M. Ming’ate


    Vanessaa G.B. Gowreesunkar, PhD, is an Associate Professor at Anant National University, India.

    Shem Wambugu Maingi, PhD, is a Lecturer within the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Kenyatta University, Kenya.

    Felix Lamech Mogambi Ming’ate, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Studies and Community Development, Kenyatta University, Kenya


    "This book provides a thoughtful reflection of the key aspects related to the interplay between ecosystem services and tourism. The wide range of topics discussed in the chapters cover a variety of important issues pertinent to the management and restoration of ecosystem services in tourism, lending rich perspectives in relation to sustainable tourism development. This book thus represents a valuable resource to tourism students, researchers and practitioners."

    Prof. Anna Farmaki, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Hotel and Tourism Management, Cyprus University of Technology.

    "This book presents a timely selection of case studies and management solutions by authors of varied backgrounds and interdisciplinary interests. At a time when the world is still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, this collection is a good resource reference for those studying and researching contemporary tourism management."

    Prof. Marina Novelli, PhD, Professor of Tourism and International Development, School of Business and Law, University of Brighton, UK.

    "At a time when the tourism community is still facing significant challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is a very timely book that offers solutions and strategies to tourism destination managers and marketers. This unique book provides a large number of global case studies and success stories from a variety of destinations that able to successfully address the challenges brought by the pandemic. This book is a great reference book for anyone who is searching for viable strategies and solutions to pandemic related issues. I strongly recommend this book to tourism academics and practitioners."

    Prof. Dogan Gursoy, PhD, Taco Bell Distinguished Professor in Hospitality Business Management, School of Hospitality Business Management, Washington State University, USA.

    "Globally, stakeholders are enmeshed in finding workable solutions to the complex multifaceted challenges of covid-19 to the tourism and hospitality industry. This enriching book provides critical and strategic reference to destination managers, planners, researchers and policy makers grappling with finding workable solutions in sustaining and enhancing natural and cultural tourism ecosystems in the contemporary world.Particularly, the soundness and uniqueness of this pioneer book is that it manages to build on appropriate global case studies and success stories from diverse global tourism ecosystem services and products. In this regard, it is a must read in the proper understanding of the current myriad of challenges of covid-19 to the tourism, travel and hospitality industry."

    Prof. John S. Akama, PhD, Professor of Tourism and Vice Chancellor, Kisii University, Kenya.

    "This volume is timely, innovative, and an important academic resource for those interested in the management and restoration of ecosystem services in a post pandemic era. The chapters cover a range of geographical areas and use interdisciplinary approaches to investigate the topic. It is a valuable reading for both undergraduate graduate students as well as established scholars in the field."

    Dr. Robin Nunkoo, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law and Management, University of Mauritius.