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 explores our extensive work promoting the country of Namibia alongside the Namibian Tourism Board through two different Millennium Challenge Account funded contracts—the North American Destination Marketing campaign and the Namibia Online Campaign. Read more about our innovative marketing and promotion strategies to put this adventure destination on the map.
The US Gulf Coast States (USGCS) comprising of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida has actively sought to enhance its online tourism presence and to interconnect its travel experiences across states. This case study presents the promising results at the conclusion of Solimar’s year-long involvement with the USGCS Geotourism Program.
This case study explores our work in Colombia with the USAID-BIOREDD + Program where Solimar addressed weaknesses in Nuqui/Utria National Park by leading a series of capacity building and implementation support activities—including marketing and on-site support for community tourism operators.
Learn more about how Solimar improved the sustainability of community tourism enterprises while reinforcing their linkages to conservation.
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.
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.
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.