This document is the culmination of work commissioned by the World Bank which set out to improve the understanding of the how local communities and the environment can benefit from sustainable tourism development in protected areas. It provides details on the concessions policies required to facilitate this development and provides practical examples of management models utilized by destinations around the world.
This case study examines the process and results from Solimar’s efforts to promote sustainable tourism destinations in coastal Central America and to help micro, small and medium-sized tourism enterprises (MSMEs) at these desitnations reach new markets. Learn more about how our partnership with National Geographic helped to bring destination stakeholders together and create the Go Blue Central America Geotourism website.
This case study explores a variety of activities that fostered relationships amongst the private sector, community tourism enterprises, government and conservation agencies with the goal of increasing the promotion of, technical assistance to, and funding for sustainable tourism and conservation in Uganda’s Albertine Rift.
Primarily focused on conserving biodiversity, this case study demonstrates the ways in which local governments can partner with national government agencies, community groups, NGOs and the private sector both inside and outside protected areas to address threats and realize economic benefits through tourism.
Learn more about how Solimar improved the sustainability of community tourism enterprises while reinforcing their linkages to conservation.