Supporting Global Development through Sustainable Tourism

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Training & Education

Tourism is a people-oriented industry with the potential of providing jobs and income needed to revitalize local economies—particularly in developing countries. A major barrier to achieving the full potential of many destinations is a lack sufficient training options to build the capacity of their tourism professionals. A trained workforce with both theoretical and practical knowledge is necessary to provide service with the level of quality needed to attract travelers and properly develop a destination. Solimar provides these training services and has worked with a number of tourism training and support institutions around the world to build a team of trainers versed in the intricacies of destination management, tourism operations, guiding, and marketing. Solimar also offers various “train the trainers” courses and follow-up activities to ensure the tangible transfer of skills—and the knowledge of how to market these new skills.

Solimar has a history of providing quality training and education programs in countries around the world. Since we work exclusively in tourism development often funded by international development organizations, almost all of our programs tend to emphasize building local capacity in some form. Over the last 13 years Solimar has delivered sustainable tourism training to more than 5,000 people ranging from high-level government officials to members of local communities—including over 500 local guides.

We invite you to explore our more specialized training and education services below.

“Solimar is an innovative and holistically oriented accelerator of ecotourism."

-Jasmina van Driel Rift Valley Programme Coordinator
Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre & Network, Addis Ababa University

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