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Prof. Dr. Kaitano Dube

Visiting Professor, Faculty of Business Management
Telephone: +971 4 6050184

Email:  kaitano.dube@eau.ac.ae

Prof Kaitano Dube is an internationally recognized tourism geographer specialising in tourism and aviation. He has a strong interest in aviation sustainability and climate change. In his research, he examined the relationship between aviation and climate change. As part of the aviation climate change work, we have focused on various aspects of SDG 13 (on climate change action), including how the aviation industry is mitigating and adapting to build a resilient sector (across the aviation value chain). His seminal research on the relationship between COVID-19 and global aviation has established him as a leading global researcher. A leading tourism and aviation scholar, Professor Dube is a member of several journal editorial boards. He is an editor for Tourism Geographies and an associate editor for Frontiers in Sustainable Tourism and Cogent Social Sciences. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Tourism Geography at the Vaal University of Technology as well as a Faculty of Human Science Research, Innovation and Commercialization Professor.

  1. PhD Environmental Management at the University of South Africa, focussing on Tourism aviation and climate change in 2018
  2. Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (Cum Laude) 2018 from Vaal University of Technology
  3. MSc Geography (2012) University of South Africa
  • Aviation and Sustainable Development
  • Aviation Disaster Management
  • Aviation and Climate Change
  1. Dube, K., Chikodzi, D., Nhamo, G. , Chapungu, L. ,Trends and impacts of temperature and fire regimes in South Africa’s coastal national parks, Springer , link
  2. Dube, K., Chikodzi, D., Examining Current and Future Challenges of Sea Level Rise on Coastal National Parks. Geo Journal of Tourism and Geosites (2023). 50(4), 1573–1580. Link
  3. Dube, K.; Chikodzi, D.; Nhamo, G. & Chapungu, L.; Climate and conservation challenges facing Marakele National Park and their implications for tourism in: Cogent Social Sciences(2023). Link
  4. Dube, K.; Nhamo, G.; Chikodzi, D. ; Chapungu, L.; Mapping and evaluating the impact of flood hazards on tourism in South African national parks in : Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism (2023), link
  5. Dube, K., Nhamo, G., & Chikodzi, D. (2021). COVID-19 pandemic and prospects for recovery of the global aviation industry. Journal of Air Transport Management92, 102022.
  6. Dube, K., & Nhamo, G. (2019). Climate change and the aviation sector: A focus on the Victoria Falls tourism route. Environmental Development, 29, 5-15.
  7. Dube, K., Nhamo, G. (2020). Major Global Aircraft Manufacturers and Emerging Responses to the SDGs Agenda. In: Nhamo, G., Odularu, G., Mjimba, V. (eds) Scaling up SDGs Implementation. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham. Link 
  8. Nhamo, G., Dube, K., Chikodzi, D. (2020). COVID-19 and Implications for the Aviation Sector: A Global Perspective. In: Counting the Cost of COVID-19 on the Global Tourism Industry. Springer, Cham. Link
  9. Nhamo, G., Dube, K., Chikodzi, D. (2020). Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Network of Airports. In: Counting the Cost of COVID-19 on the Global Tourism Industry. Springer, Cham. Link
  10. Dube, K. (2021). Climate Action at International Airports: An Analysis of the Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme. In: Nhamo, G., Chikodzi, D., Dube, K. (eds) Sustainable Development Goals for Society Vol. 2. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham. 
  11. Dube, K. (2023). Emerging from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Aviation Recovery, Challenges and Opportunities. Aerospace, 10(1), 19.
  12. Dube, K. (2023). Emerging from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Aviation Recovery, Challenges and Opportunities. Aerospace, 10(1), 19.
  13. Dube, K. (2022). COVID-19 vaccine-induced recovery and the implications of vaccine apartheid on the global tourism industry. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, 103140. (Impact Factor 3.311)
  14.  Chikodzi, D., Nhamo, G., & Dube, K. (2022). COVID-19 and the global cruise ship industry: potential recovery and reformation pathways. Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series, (55).
  15.  Chikodzi, D., Nhamo, G., Dube, K., & Chapungu, L. (2022). Climate change risk assessment of heritage tourism sites within South African national parks. International Journal of Geoheritage and Parks, 10(3), 417-434. (Journal Cite Score 4.0)
  16.  Mosia, M., Dube, K., & Lebuschagne, V. (2022). Tourist perceptions of the impacts of climate variability and change on botanical gardens. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 11(3), 1-13.
  17.  Sibitane, Z.; Dube, K.; Lekaota, L. Global Warming and Its Implications on Nature Tourism at Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 5487. (Impact Factor 4.614)
  18.  Mgadle, A., Dube, K., & Lekaota, L. (2022). Conservation and sustainability of coastal city tourism in the advent of Seal Level Rise in Durban, South Africa. Tourism in Marine Environments, 17(1-2), 1-2. (Journal Cite Score 1.9)
  19.  Dube, K., Nhamo, G., & Chikodzi, D. (2021). COVID-19 cripples global restaurant and hospitality industry. Current Issues in Tourism, 1-4. (Impact factor 7.578)
  20.  Dube, K., Nhamo, G., & Chikodzi, D. (2021). COVID-19 pandemic and prospects for recovery of the global aviation industry. Journal of Air Transport Management, 92, 102022. (Impact Factor 5.428)
  21.  Dube, K., Nhamo, G., & Chikodzi, D. (2021). Rising sea level and its implications on coastal tourism development in Cape Town, South Africa. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 33, 100346. (Impact Factor 3.462)
  22.  Mabibibi, M. A., Dube, K., & Thwala, K. (2021). Successes and Challenges in Sustainable Development Goals Localisation for Host Communities around Kruger National Park. Sustainability, 13(10), 5341. (Impact Factor 3.889)
  23.  Dube, K. (2021). Sustainable Development Goals Localisation in the Hospitality Sector in Botswana and Zimbabwe. Sustainability, 13(15), 8457. (Impact Factor 3.889)
  24.  Dube, K. (2021). Implications of COVID-19 induced lockdown on the South African tourism industry and prospects for recovery. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 10(1), 270-287.
  25.  Dube, K., Nhamo, G., & Chikodzi, D. (2020). Climate change-induced droughts and tourism: Impacts and responses of Western Cape province, South Africa. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 100319. (Impact Factor 3.462)
  26.  Dube, K., Nhamo, G., & Chikodzi, D. (2021). Flooding trends and their impacts on coastal communities of Western Cape Province, South Africa. GeoJournal, 1-16. (Springer)
  27.  Dube, K., & Nhamo, G. (2020). Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sustainability in Victoria Falls: Focus on Hotels, Tour Operators and Related Attractions. African Geographical Review, 1-16. (Cite Score 2.9)
  28.  Dube, K., & Nhamo, G. (2020). Vulnerability of nature-based tourism to climate variability and change: Case of Kariba resort town, Zimbabwe. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 29, 100281. (Impact Factor 3.462)
  29.  Dube, K., & Nhamo, G. (2020). Evidence and impact of climate change on South African national parks. Potential implications for tourism in the Kruger National Park. Environmental Development, 100485. (Impact Factor 4.69)
  30.  Dube, K., & Nhamo, G. (2020). Tourist perceptions and attitudes regarding the impacts of climate change on Victoria Falls. Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series, 47(47), 27-44.
  31.  Dube, K., & Nhamo, G. Sustainable Development Goals localisation in the tourism sector: lessons from Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, South Africa. GeoJournal, 1-18. (Springer)
  32.  Dube, K. (2020). TOURISM AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN THE AFRICAN CONTEXT. International Journal of Economics and Finance Studies, 12(1), 88-102.
  33.  Dube, K., & Nhamo, G. (2019). Climate change and the aviation sector: A focus on the Victoria Falls tourism route. Environmental Development (Elsevier), 29, 5-15. (Impact Factor 4.69)
  34.  Dube, K., & Nhamo, G. (2018). Climate variability change and potential impacts on tourism: Evidence from the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls. Environmental Science & Policy. 84, 113-123. (Impact Factor 6.424)
  35.  Dube, K., & Nhamo, G. (2019). Climate change and potential impacts on tourism: evidence from the Zimbabwean side of the Victoria Falls. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 1-17. (Impact Factor 4.080)
  36.  Dube, K., Mearns, K., Mini, S. & Chapungu, L., 2018. Tourists' knowledge and perceptions on the impact of climate change on tourism in Okavango Delta, Botswana. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 7(4), pp. 1-18.
  37.  Dube, K. (2016). Implications of rural irrigation schemes on household economy. A case of Lower Gweru Irrigation Scheme, Zimbabwe. South African Journal of Agricultural Extension, 44(1), 75-90.
  38.  Dube, K., & Sigauke, E. (2015). Irrigation Technology for smallholder farmers: A strategy for achieving household food security in Lower Gweru Zimbabwe. South African Journal of Agricultural Extension, 43(1), 1-11.

Authored and Edited Books

  1. Chapungu, L., Chikodzi, D., Dube, K. (eds) (2023) The COVID-19 - Health Systems Nexus. Global Perspectives on Health Geography. Springer, Cham
  2. Chapungu, L., Chikodzi, D., Dube, K. (2023) COVID-19 in Zimbabwe. Trends, Dynamics and Implications in the Agricultural, Environmental and Water Sectors. Springer, Cham.
  3. Nhamo, G., Dube, K., & Chikodzi, D. (2020). Counting the cost of COVID-19 on the global tourism industry. Springer Nature (Co-authored book).
  4. Nhamo G., Dube K. (eds) (2021) Cyclones in Southern Africa. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham.
  5. Nhamo G., Togo M., Dube K. (2021) (eds) Sustainable Development Goals for Society Vol. 1. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham.
  6. Nhamo G., Chikodzi D., Dube K. (2021) (eds) Sustainable Development Goals for Society Vol. 2. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham

Selected Book Chapters

  1. Dube, K., Chikodzi, D., Nhamo, G. (2023). COVID-19 Plus: Addressing Food Security (SDG 2) and Malnutrition Within a Web of Disasters in the SADC Region. In: Chapungu, L., Chikodzi, D., Dube, K. (eds) COVID-19 in Zimbabwe. Springer, Cham. Link
  2. Dube, K., 2022. Nature-based tourism resources and climate change in Southern Africa: Implications for conservation and sustainable development. In: L. Stone, M. Stone, P. Mogomotsi & G. Mogomotsi, eds. Protected Areas and Tourism in Southern Africa: Conservation Goals and Community Livelihoods. New York: Routledge, pp. 160-173.
  3. Dube, K., Chikodzi, D. (2021). Characterisation and Impacts of Tornado-Induced Flooding and Windstorms in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. In: Nhamo, G., Chapungu, L. (eds) The Increasing Risk of Floods and Tornadoes in Southern Africa. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham. Link
  4. Dube K., Chapungu L., Fitchett J.M. (2021) Meteorological and Climatic Aspects of Cyclone Idai and Kenneth. In: Nhamo G., Dube K. (eds) Cyclones in Southern Africa. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham. Link
  5. Dube K., Nhamo G. (2021) Concluding Remarks: De-risking Tropical Cyclones in the Era of Climate Change Emergency. In: Nhamo G., Dube K. (eds) Cyclones in Southern Africa. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham. Link
  6. Dube K., Chikodzi D., Nhamo G. (2021) Making SDGs Work to End Hunger, Sustain Energy, Resolve Climate Change, and Reverse Biodiversity Loss. In: Nhamo G., Chikodzi D., Dube K. (eds) Sustainable Development Goals for Society Vol. 2. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham. Link
  7. Dube K., Nhamo G., Togo M. (2021) Conclusion and Recommendations: Challenges and Opportunities in SDGs Localisation and Implementation. In: Nhamo G., Togo M., Dube K. (eds) Sustainable Development Goals for Society Vol. 1. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham. Link
  8. Nhamo G., Togo M., Dube K. (2021) Making Sustainable Development Goals Relevant for, in and with Societies. In: Nhamo G., Togo M., Dube K. (eds) Sustainable Development Goals for Society Vol. 1. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham. Link
  9. Dube K., Nhamo G. (2021) Tropical Cyclones as an Emerging Global Disaster Risk and Management Issue. In: Nhamo G., Dube K. (eds) Cyclones in Southern Africa. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham. Link
  10.  Dube K., Nhamo G., Mearns K. (2020) &Beyond’s Response to the Twin Challenges of Pollution and Climate Change in the Context of SDGs. In: Nhamo G., Odularu G., Mjimba V. (eds) Scaling up SDGs Implementation. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham. Link
  11.  Dube K., Nhamo G. (2020) Major Global Aircraft Manufacturers and Emerging Responses to the SDGs Agenda. In: Nhamo G., Odularu G., Mjimba V. (eds) Scaling up SDGs Implementation. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham. Link
  12.  Nhamo G., Dube K., Saurombe T. (2021) Impact of Tropical Cyclone Idai on Tourism Attractions and Related Infrastructure in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. In: Nhamo G., Chikodzi D. (eds) Cyclones in Southern Africa. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham. Link
  13.  Nhamo G., Dube K., Chikodzi D. (2021) A Reflection of Hydrological and Other Emerging Perspectives of Lake Kariba’s Operation Noah. In: Nhamo G., Chapungu L. (eds) The Increasing Risk of Floods and Tornadoes in Southern Africa. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham. Link
  14.  Nhamo G., Dube K., Chikodzi D. (2021) Victoria Falls Water Flow Regimes: A Tale of Two Half Centuries. In: Nhamo G., Chapungu L. (eds) The Increasing Risk of Floods and Tornadoes in Southern Africa. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham. Link
  15.  Chikodzi D., Dube K., Ngcobo N. (2021) Rethinking Harbours, Beaches and Urban Estuaries Waste Management Under Climate-Induced Floods in South Africa. In: Nhamo G., Chapungu L. (eds) The Increasing Risk of Floods and Tornadoes in Southern Africa. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham. Link
  16.  Dube K., Chikodzi D. (2021) Characterisation and Impacts of Tornado-Induced Flooding and Windstorms in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. In: Nhamo G., Chapungu L. (eds) The Increasing Risk of Floods and Tornadoes in Southern Africa. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham. Link
  17.  Dube K., Nhamo G. (2021) Private Sector Sustainable Development Goals’ Localisation: Case of Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, South Africa. In: Nhamo G., Chikodzi D., Dube K. (eds) Sustainable Development Goals for Society Vol. 2. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham. Link
  18.  Dube K. (2021) Climate Action at International Airports: An Analysis of the Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme. In: Nhamo G., Chikodzi D., Dube K. (eds) Sustainable Development Goals for Society Vol. 2. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham. Link 
  19.  Nhamo, G., Dube, K., & Chikodzi, D. (2020). Sustainable development Goals: Concept and challenges of global development Goal Setting. Handbook of Global Health, 1-40.
  20.  Dube, K. & Mearns, K., 2019. Tourism and Recreational Potential of Green Building A case study of Hotel Verde Cape Town. In: G. Nhamo & V. Mjimba, eds. The Green Building Evolution. Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa, pp. 200-219.