An introduction to tourism concessions



"Governments and protected area Authorities are under increasing pressure to preserve the beauty and biodiversity of their beaches, parks, and pristine natural sites, while also growing tourism activity. Is it possible to do both? Tourism concessioning is one solution. The private sector can be an important partner in helping protected area authorities achieve their twin goals of conservation and attracting visitors. Delivering successful tourism concessioning programs, however, is challenging and depends on the right mix of characteristics, technical expertise, and institutional experience. The World Bank Group presents 14 key characteristics displayed in most successful tourism concessioning programs." For more information please click here.