Maria Lucia Prinz, Product Development and Training Specialist
Maria Lucia Prinz started working in tourism 15 year ago as a tour guide while studying ecotourism in Guatemala City. When graduated from the university, she started working in Peten, Guatemala, developing community based tourism enterprises and linking theses enterprises to support conservation.
Since then she has helped develop a number of ecotourism enterprises in Central, South America, Africa and the Caribbean and specializes in product development, staff training in tourism operations and nature guide training through a proven methodology. She also has expertise in the areas of business planning, product development, sales and marketing.
She is currently based in Panamá, working alongside National Geographic Geotourism Program and Solimar International building websites that promote sustainable tourism in coastal and marine areas throughout Central America.