Tabitha Mugo is a lecturer in the Department of Tourism Management, School of Tourism, Hospitality & Events Management, Moi University, Kenya. Tabitha holds a PhD from Wageningen University-Netherlands, Masters in Tourism Management and a BSc Forest Management from Moi University-Kenya, a Diploma in Information Technology from Brisbane Institute of Technical and Further Education [TAFE]-Australia. Tabitha’s research interests revolve around sustainability issues in tourism, biodiversity conservation and development linkage. Specifically, her focus is on partnerships as significant governance tools for sustainable development in landscapes. She can be reached on, email: and/or tamugo@yahoo.comSkype: Tabitha.Mugo,