The book:

Tourism Destination Management in a Post-Pandemic Context: Global Issues and Destination Management Solutions

Emerald Publishing

edited by Vanessa GB Gowreesunkar, Shem Wambugu Maingi, Hiran Roy, Roberto Micera

is now available



editor's website



2020 has left a mark on the history of travel worldwide leaving tourist destinations with lessons to learn from impact of COVID-19.

Tourism Destination Management in a Post-Pandemic Context gives an insight into the challenges faced by tourism destinations during and after the pandemic, exposing trends and proposing management solutions in order to develop resilience against the effects of potential future pandemics.

Drawing on lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic, this collection presents cases and competency frameworks to advance knowledge in the management of destinations post-pandemics.


Introduction: Destination Management Solutions Post Pandemic: a need of the hour!; Vanessa GB Gowreesunkar, Shem Wambugu Maingi, Hiran Roy, and Roberto Micera 

Part I. Destination Management Post Pandemic 

  • Chapter 1. The Recovery tactics of Tourism industry amid COVID19 Pandemic Conditions In The Baltic States; Agita Livina, Galina Bukovska, Abols Ilgvars, and Mahender Reddy Gavinolla 
  • Chapter 2. Destination management solution post COVID-19: Best practice from Bali – A world cultural tourism destination; I Nengah Subadra
  • Chapter 3. Heritage tourism and COVID-19 – Turning the crisis into opportunity within the Egyptian context; Islam Elgammal and Hassan Refaat
  • Chapter 4. COVID-19 pandemic and the accommodation sector in Sardinia, Italy: impacts and response actions; Giacomo del Ciappa 

Part II. Disaster Management Post Pandemic 

  • Chapter 5. Tourism disaster preparedness Post COVID-19 Pandemic: the example of Argentina; Maximiliano Korstanje
  • Chapter 6. Tourist Safety and Security Post COVID-19: Global perspectives; Crispin Dale, Neil Robinson, and Faisal Sheikh 
  • Chapter 7. Uganda Tourism Sector COVID-19 Response, Recovery and Sustainability strategies: Lessons from Previous Virus Disease Outbreaks; Mugizi Francis, Ayorekire Jim, and Obua Joseph 
  • Chapter 8. Tourism Resilience in the context of Tourism Destination Management in Post-COVID-19 Bangladesh; Masudur Rahman, Abureza M Muzareba, Sanjida Amin, Anisur R. Faroque, and Mohammad Osman Gani 

Part III. Local Communities and Destination Recovery Post Pandemic 

  • Chapter 9. Exploring impacts of a Health crisis on emotional solidarity and support for tourism: Case of Mauritius; Chaya Hurnath and Kiran Dookhony-Ramphul 
  • Chapter 10. Residents as destination’ influencers during the COVID-19; Villena Alarcón, Eduardo and Caballero-Galeote, Lidia 
  • Chapter 11. Contributions and challenges of Civil Society Organizations in tourism in Kenya; Jane Wamaitha Munene 
  • Chapter 12. Gender disparities in employability in the tourism sector Post COVID-19 Pandemic: Case of South Africa; Juliet Chipumuro, Radu Mihailescu, and Azzurra Rinaldi

Part IV. Marketing and Promotion of Destinations Post Pandemic 

  • Chapter 13. Effect of perceived risk on tourist behavioral intentions post COVID in Turkey; Mehmet İsmail Yağcı, Ümit Doğrul, Lina Öztürk, and Avni Can Yağcı 
  • Chapter 14. Enhancing Cultural Heritage at the time of the COVID-19 outbreak: An Overview of ICT strategies adopted by Museums in the Campania Region of Italy; Luisa Varriale, Tiziana Volpe, and Valentina Noviello
  • Chapter 15. Sport events and tourism for the Sustainable Local Development post-COVID-19; Carmen Bizzarri and Paolo Giuntarelli 

Part V. Sustaining Tourism Post Pandemic 

  • Chapter 16. Challenges in Developing Sustainable Tourism Post COVID-19 Pandemic; Rinzing Lama and Alka Rai 
  • Chapter 17. Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Social Sustainability in Tourism: A Study of Uttarakhand State of India; Neha Mishra and Anindya Mishra 
  • Chapter 18. Redefining Sustainability in the Conservation and Promotion of the Cultural Heritage Tourism Product in Kenya; Ephraim Wahome and Joan Gathungu 
  • Chapter 19. Does your post COVID-19 travel dream talk about Sustainability: Insights from potential tourists in India; Indu, Bindu and Kuldeep Singh 

Part VI. Tourism Education Post Pandemic  

  • Chapter 20. Resilience adaptations in Tourism Education for the Post COVID-19 Era: A study of India;Suneeth Bosipoina Golla, Simran Kashyap, Gavinolla Mahender Reddy and Vikranth Kaushal
  • Chapter 21. Reviving tourism in India post COVID-19 pandemic: role of Tourism education and training; Vikas Gupta and Garima Sahu 
  • Chapter 22. Adopt, Adapt or Perish: Re-Building Support Systems for Travel and Tourism Education in COVID-19 Educational Crisis; Nazeerah Sheik Abbass, Faraknaaz Essmallgee,  and Pravina Cooshna-Gunputh

Conclusion: Rebuilding Tourism Post Pandemic: Some Reflections on Destination Management Solutions!; Vanessa GB Gowreesunkar, Shem Wambugu Maingi, Hiran Roy, and Roberto Micera