• The 30th Young Change Makers Inter-University Seminar on Sustainable Tourism took place at the Business and Student Services at Kenyatta University on the 30th November 2019

  • Our students Sweney Mtaĺa and Christine Nderitu facilitating the Outdoor recreational activity for #sttachangemakers at the Kenyatta University Arboretum.

  • Our very own student Alex Okwatch facilitating the 30th Young Change Makers Inter-University Seminar on Sustainable Tourism

  • University mentors recognized during the 30th Young Change Makers Inter-University Seminar on Sustainable Tourism

  • Dr. Shem Wambugu Maingi, a faculty member in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management recorgnized as a University Mentor during the 30th Young Change Makers Inter-University Seminar on Sustainable Tourism

  • University students from Kenyatta University, Moi University, Technical University of Mombasa and others facilitating a Panel discussion during the 30th Young Change Makers Inter-University Seminar on Sustainable Tourism

  • STTA Partners being recorgnized at 30th Young Change Makers Inter-University Seminar on Sustainable Tourism

Dr. Shem Wambugu Maingi

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Name: Dr Shem Wambugu Maingi
Title/Qualifications:
Doctor of Philosophy
Department/Unit/Section:
Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Contact Address:
P.O.Box 31104-00600 Nairobi, Kenya
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Phone No:
Mobile - +254 726 120 011
Position:
Lecturer

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Books and Publications

Books and Books Chapters

Referred Journals

  • Maingi, S (In Press) Application of Social Cognitive Theory to examine uptake of Fibre Optic Broadband Technologies as a means of encouraging Pro-poor Tourism in East Africa. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology.
  • Maingi, S. (2019) Sustainable Tourism Certification, Governance and Management in dealing with Over-tourism in East Africa. In Local Communities Quality of Life. What strategy to overcome over-tourism. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes (2020) Volume 12 Number 2

  • Maingi, S.W. and Ondigi, A (2017) Sustainability of Kenya’s Park Branding initiatives and its Impacts on Recreational Park Choice in Kenya. EA. Sustainable Tourism Report Issue No. 6. 2017, pp 21-29. ISSN: 2409-1901

  • Odawa, E.L., Makopondo, R.O.B., Maingi, S.W. and Mutinda, R. (2017) Influence of ICT application in Service Delivery on the Competiive Advantage of 3-5 star rated Hotels in Nairobi, Kenya. Journal of Information and Technology Vol. 1 (1); pp. 12-24

  • Dr. Shem Maingi,Dr. Joe Wadawi and Dr. Alice Ondigi,2015:Market profiling and positioning of park brands in Kenya. (Case of Premium and Under-utilized parks in Kenya)International Journal of Tourism Research.ISSN: 1522-1970. DOI: 10.1002/jtr.2036
  • Maingi, S., Wadawi, J and Ondigi, A (2015) Kenya’s Park branding flagship programme and its influence on Visitor Recreational Choice Behavior. (Under review)
  • Dr. Shem Maingi,Dr. Joe Wadawi and Dr. Alice Ondigi 2014:Towards a Competitive framework for Park Branding in Kenya. (Case of Premium and Under-utilized parks in Kenya).J Tourism Res Hospitality, 2014 3:2http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2324-8807.1000141 3:2
  • Prof Pius Odunga and Dr. Shem Maingi,2011:The Wildlife Tourism market to Kenya (2002-2003)Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing    ISBN: 1540-7306 (electronic) 1054-8408 (paper) DOI:10.1080/10548408.2011.535444
  • Prof. John Akama, Dr. Shem Maingi and Prof. Blanca Camargo (Mexico) 2011,Wildlife conservation, Safari Tourism and the role of Certification in Kenya Journal of Tourism Recreation Research.TRR Special issue on Certification and Indicators.Volume 36 (3), 2011 ISSN: 0250-8281 DOI: 10.1080/02508281.2011.11081673
  • Dr. Shem Maingi and Susan Mbuthia:2010,The influence of ethnicity on leisure pursuits and tourism behavior of Somali immigrants in Leeuwarden, Netherlands.Journal of Hospitality Management and Tourism Vol. 1(1), pp. 1-12, July 2010    ISSN: 2141 - 6575
  • Prof Pius Odunga and Dr. Shem Maingi,2011:Choice, Expenditure and Satisfaction of International Tourists to Kenya: A Structural Equation Modelling Approach.Operations Research for East Africa Journal ISSN: 1821-7567
  • Dr. Shem Maingi,  Prof Pius Odunga and Stephen Ongaro 2007,Challenges facing eTourism adoption in Kenya’s Tourism sector.African Journal of Business and Economics Volume 2, No.1, 2007.ISSN 1990-9217
  • Donald Maingi; Dr. Alice Ondigi; and Dr. Shem Maingi    2009    A critique of Tourism Management sector reforms in Kenya (Results vs Value driven approach) African Journal of Applied Human sciences  ISSN 2070-917X
  • Prof Pius Odunga; Dr. Shem Maingi,  Rita Nthiga and J. Belsoy,2006,Conference tourism in Kenya: Towards Tourism product development, Diversification and extension.African Journal of Business and Economics Volume 2, No.1, 2007.ISSN 1990-9217

Conference Papers

  • Maingi, S and Ondigi, A International Interdisciplinary Business-Economics Advancement Conference (IIBA) held between 28th March – 2nd April 2015 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Presented a paper on “Tourism destination branding effectiveness in a developing country context.
  • Maingi, S, Ondigi, A, Wadawi, J The roles of Destination brands in influencing choices of Wildlife-based Tourists in Kenya. 43rd TTRA annual conference and PhD Colloqium held in Virginia, USA June 17-19 2012
  • Odunga, P and Maingi, S. (2011) Choice, Expenditure and Satisfaction of International Tourists in Kenya: A Structural Equations Modelling Approach Operations Research for East Africa Journal. ISSN: 1821-7567

Workshops Papers

  • UNECA- IGAD Sustainable Tourism Master Plan Committee of Experts meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the 19th – 23rd June 2012
  • United Nations Economic Commission in Africa Workshop at the Lycos Regency on the 9th June 2012 on Sustainable tourism development in Eastern Africa.
  • Ondigi, A. & Maingi, S. Brand Consolidation and Strategy: The Economics of Brand Consolidation in East Africa. Hotel Summit East Africa Nairobi, Kenya August 2013
  • Maingi, S The role of tourism in driving Kenya’s socio-economic agenda Nairobi Global Travel and Tourism Partnership, Kenya. February 2014
  • Maingi, S United Nations Economic Commission in Africa Workshop on Sustainable tourism development in Eastern Africa Lycos Regency 9th June 2012
  • Maingi, S UNECA workshop on mainstreaming the role of youth and women in sustainable tourism development in Kenya. Kisumu February 2014
  • Maingi, S UNECA workshop on mainstreaming the role of youth and women in sustainable tourism development in Kenya. Mombasa March 2014
  • Maingi, S GoK - MEACTT workshop on mainstreaming the role of youth and women in sustainable tourism development in Kenya. Nairobi March 2014
  • Maingi, S Tourism stakeholder wokshop: Positioning Tourism and Hospitality in Kenya’s Socio-economic agenda (Vision 2030) Kenyatta University 6th and 7th March 2012
  • Maingi, S Kenya Tourism Federation FGD workshop on Single Tourist Visa awareness and challenges on the 17th February 2015
  • UNECA- IGAD Sustainable Tourism Master Plan Committee of Experts meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the 19th – 23rd June 2012
  • Ondigi, A & Maingi S (2012) attended and presented a paper at the TTRA International Conference on the June 17-19 2012.
  • United Nations Economic Commission in Africa Workshop at the Lycos Regency on the 9th June 2012 on Sustainable tourism development in Eastern Africa.
  • FGD Invitation from Kenya Tourism Federation (KTF) on Single Tourist Visa awareness and challenges on 17th February 2015. 

Conference Organization 

  • Member of Organizing Committee, Africa Research Group (ARG) 6th International Conference. Dates: 4-6 September 2019 Hosts: Africa Research Group (ARG), China Research Group (CRG), Nottingham University Business School China (NUBS China), Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies (IAPS), Nottingham Centre for Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP) Venue: UNNC, Ningbo, China Link: https://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/Business/Conferences/ARG-Conference/Overview.aspx

Research

  • Maingi (2014) The efficacy of Park Branding in influencing Choice behavior of Tourists to Kenyan Parks. Unpublished PhD Thesis, Kenyatta University Manyara, Maingi & Mutinda (2010) UNECA-SRO Study on Sustainable Tourism in the East African region: Challenges and Opportunities for Tourism Development. UNECA
  • Odunga, Ongaro & Maingi (2010) Kenya International Conference Center (National MICE Tourism Secretariat) A study on the potential of Kenya’s conference tourism and the development of a promotional strategy- Kenya International Conference Centre (K.I.C.C)
  • Maingi (2007) Operational Challenges facing the transactional usage of the Internet by Travel agents and Tour Operators in Kenya. Unpublished MPhil Thesis, Moi University

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