Shem Wambugu Maingi is an Associate Professor within the Department of Hospitality and Management, Kenyatta University, Kenya. He has been a Tourism lecturer and researcher from Kenyatta University for the last twelve (12) years. Dr Shem Maingi has widely published in Scopus indexed journals and books internationally, one of which received a joint award as article of the year 2011. He has edited and authored books on the future and resilience of tourism, notably “Tourism Destination Management in a Post-Pandemic Context: Global Issues and Destination Management Solutions” and “Tourism through troubled times: Challenges and Opportunities of the Tourism Industry in 21st Century” published by Emerald Group Publishing (UK) as well as “Management of Tourism Ecosystem Services in a Post Pandemic Context: Global Perspectives” published by Routledge (UK). He also jointly developed an international policy brief entitled, “Rebuilding tourism post pandemic – Policy recommendations from global case studies” published by Emerald Open Research (UK). He is an expert member of the African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC) Tourism and Infrastructure Cluster. He is also an expert member of the International Scientific Committee on Cultural Tourism of ICOMOS (ICTC) as well as the IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group TAPAS.