Interactive Destination Guides
Description: The Western Balkans–Land of Discovery Geotourism website, created through a collaborative process, highlights the cultural, historic, and natural assets unique to this region.
Project Website: http://www.balkansgeotourism.travel
Description: The Sierra Nevada Conservancy and Sierra Business Council partnered with the National Geographic Society to capture the history and heritage of the Sierra Nevada region through this interactive Web site.
Project Website: http://www.sierranevadageotourism.org
Lakes to Locks Passage
Description: An interactive Web site designed to promote the inter-connected waterway between Manhattan and Montreal.
Project Website: http://www.lakestolocks.org
Four Corners Region
Description: The Four Corners Region MapGuide, created through a collaborative process, highlights the natural, historic, and cultural assets unique to the area of the United States where the boundaries of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet.
Project Website: http://www.fourcornersgeotourism.com
Douro Valley of Portugal
Description: An interactive mapguide designed to promote the Douro Valley region of Portugal.
Project Website: http://www.discoverdourovalley.com
Crown of the Continent
Description: An interactive mapguide designed to promote the Crown of the Continent region, including Alberta, British Columbia, and Montana.
East Tennessee River Valley
Description: The East Tennessee River Valley MapGuide, created through a collaborative process with community and conservation organizations, tourism associations, and state and federal agencies, will highlight the natural, historic, and cultural assets unique to the area.
Description: The Eastern Newfoundland MapGuide, created through a collaborative process, will highlight the natural, historic, and cultural assets unique to the area.
United States Gulf States
Description: The gulf coast of the United States, known by many as the ‘southern crescent,’ includes Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi and is a mixing-pot of unique natural sites, cultures, history and artistic expression. The USA Gulf States Geotourism Program seeks to capture and promote the culture and heritage of this extraordinary region through the voices and stories of the people who live there.
The Out Islands of the Bahamas
Description: The out islands of the Bahamas represent the less populated, yet equally intriguing, island gems of the Bahamas island chain. The Bahamas Out Island Geotourism Program seeks to capture and promote the culture and heritage of these extraordinary islands through the voices and stories of the people that call them home. This project will help to capture the warm and welcoming persona of the islands through an informative National Geographic Society co-branded online interactive map that will represent the sites and stories of the region to the world in the words of its’ residents.
Eastern Sri Lanka
Description: Sri Lanka, located in Southeast Asia, boasts a rich and ancient history. Its natural beauty, diverse ecosystems, and distinguished variety of cultures and religions have presented an enthralling experience for travellers of both ancient and modern times. Since 2009, Sri Lanka has become one of the fastest growing economies in the world and has a thriving tourism sector. Tourism, however, has been centered on the southern and central parts of the country and although tourism exists in Eastern Sri Lanka, and the opportunities for expansion are great, this region has only recently been accessible to the majority of travelers.
Go Blue Central America
Description: In Central America, National Geographic has partnered with the USAID Regional Program for The Management of Aquatic Resources an Economic Alternatives and the Inter-American Development Bank to launch the Go Blue Central America Geotourism website. The project launched with two initial selected destinations–Roatán, Honduras and Bocas del Toro, Panama–and will continue to add new Central America coastal and marine destinations to the regional website.
Heart of the Continent
Description: Drawing input and involvement from a wide spectrum of local stakeholders, this geotourism project will help sustain and enhance the geographical character of the region — its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well being of its residents — by highlighting the outstanding natural, cultural and historical resources and historic gateway communities in the Heart of the Continent bi-national region.
San Andres, Colombia (Caribbean Colombia)
Description: San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina are part of an archipelago that covers 115,831 square miles (300,000 sq km) and plays an important strategic role in representing Colombia’s sovereignty in the western Caribbean Sea. These islands are a core part of the Reserva de Biósfera Seaflower (Seaflower Biosphere Reserve)—one of the world’s largest biosphere reserves. The online mapguide will highlight the unique natural, historic, and cultural assets of these islands.
Description: Printed map to promote the country of Guatemala.
Crown of the Continent Mapguide
Description: Printed map to promote the Crown of the Continent region, including Alberta, British Columbia, and Montana.
Description: Printed map to promote the Central and Southern Rift Valley of Ethiopia