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 I|8 pages


chapter 1|6 pages


Status of the Tourism Ecosystem Services: Marking More Realities
ByVanessaa G.B. Gowreesunkar, Shem Wambugu Maingi, Felix Lamech Mogambi Ming’ate

part II|68 pages

Management of Natural Ecosystem Services

chapter 3|23 pages

Community-based conservation for sustainable ecosystem services and tourism

A case study of Murchison Falls conservation area, Uganda
ByFrancis Mugizi, Jim Ayorekire, Joseph Obua

chapter 4|24 pages

The Weak Link in Managing for Ecological Integrity and Responsible Tourism

The Case of Visitor Conduct in Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
ByFredrick Nyongesa Kassilly

part III|54 pages

Management of Cultural Ecosystems Services

chapter 6|22 pages

Impact of Cultural Ecosystem Services on Livelihoods in the North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve, Latvia

ByAnda Mežgaile, Agita Livina, Mahender Reddy Gavinolla, Iveta Druva-Druvaskalne

chapter 7|17 pages

Protecting the Malaga tourism ecosystem

Role of residents
ByLidia Caballero-Galeote, Elena Cruz-Ruiz

part IV|59 pages

Ecosystems Services and Sustainable Tourism Development

chapter 8|18 pages

Ecosystems Services for Urban Destination Development

Potential for Sustainability
ByMichael Johansson, Jan Henrik Nilsson

chapter 9|19 pages

Next-Practice Platforms as an Enabler of Sustainable Tourism Destination Management

Perspectives from an Asian Chain Hotel's Sustainability Journey
ByZeynep Gulen Hashmi, Munaza Kazmi

chapter 10|20 pages

Ethical Consumption of Ecosystem Services in Tourism

A Jurisprudence Approach
ByBitok Kipkosgei

part V|92 pages

Management of Tourism Ecosystems Services Post-Pandemic

chapter 11|16 pages

Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on Ecosystem Services at UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sundarbans

A Viewpoint on India and Bangladesh
ByHiran Roy, Subhajit Das, Anisur R. Faroque, Vikas Gupta, Mohammad Osman Gani

chapter 12|20 pages

Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on Tourism and Public Transport

Challenges and Prospects from Malaysia
ByAu Yong Hui Nee, Yip Chee Yin, Abdelhak Senadjki

chapter 13|12 pages

Post COVID-19 through Special Interest Tourism

Perspectives for South Africa and Zimbabwe
ByUnathi Sonwabile Henama, Apleni Lwazi, Bantu Mbeko Msengi, Madiseng Messiah Phori

chapter 14|11 pages

The Impact of COVID-19 on Cultural Ecosystem Services Nexus

A Vulnerability Assessment of Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
ByPrakash Chandra Rout, Alelign Takele, Afera Gebremedihn, Kindieneh Awoke, Kidanu Melese

chapter 15|16 pages

Restoration of Ecosystems Services in Post-COVID-19 Kenya

A Cost–Benefit Analysis of Green Financing
ByIsaac Kimunio, Francis Gitagia

chapter 16|15 pages

When the Music's Over

Destination Ecosystem Services – Post-Pandemic Solutions and Challenges
ByCrispin Dale, Ade Oriade, Neil Robinson

part VI|113 pages

Global Case Studies

chapter 17|16 pages

The Contribution of Whale Watching to Conservation in Marine-Protected Areas

The Example of Bahía De San Antonio, Patagonia
ByGuadalupe Sarti, Matilde Encabo, Raúl González

chapter 18|19 pages

Marketing of Tourism Ecosystem Services in Times of Uncertainty

Lessons from a Health Tourism Destination in Poland
ByAdrian Lubowiecki-Vikuk, Jacek Borzyszkowski, Mirosław Marczak

chapter 19|19 pages

Understanding the Cultural Ecosystem Service of Heritage Tourism

The Case of Jatiluwih Heritage Tourism
ByI Nengah Subadra

chapter 20|23 pages

Tourism and Restoration of Spring Ecosystem Services

Case Study of Latvia
ByJanis Bikse, Mahender Reddy Gavinolla

chapter 21|20 pages

Tourism Ecosystem Services for MSMEs Post-COVID

The Case of Mauritius
ByMichael Pompeia

chapter 22|14 pages

Sustainable Cultural Ecosystem Services and Community-based Tourism (CBT) Models Post COVID-19 Pandemic within Aberdares Conservation Area and National Park, Kenya

ByShem Wambugu Maingi, Felix Lamech Mogambi Ming’ate, Vanessaa G.B. Gowreesunkar

part VII|6 pages


chapter 23|4 pages

Reflections and Conclusion

Management of Tourism Ecosystem Services Post Pandemic – Looking Ahead
ByVanessaa G.B. Gowreesunkar, Shem Wambugu Maingi, Felix Lamech Mogambi Ming’ate