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Smart Destination Development

Sustainable Tourism, Strategy, Planning & Policy

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About SWA

SW Associates, LLC is a Washington, DC-based international consulting practice that specializes in sustainable solutions for destination development. We focus on four main areas:

SW Associates, partners, and affiliates have managed and participated in tourism and related destination development programs and projects in more than 50 countries around the world.

These include tourism strategy and planning, economic and market development through tourism, environmental management, investment promotion, public-private partnerships, communications, and organizational strategy.

Representative Projects & Activities

  • Tourism development strategy for Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha in Nepal.
  • Hotel classification system plan for Azerbaijan
  • Increasing tourism competitiveness in St Lucia
  • Tourism investment assessment and policy review for Odisha, India
  • Market concepts and positioning for new major resort development on Hainan Island, China. 中国海南岛— 市场定位和主要的度假地开发经营商
  • Advising on new National Tourism Policy for Zambia.
  • Strategic recommendations for a new national tourism strategy for Lebanon.
  • Reform recommendations for the Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism in Romania.
  • Marketing and promotion for the Nyungwe Nziza Project — Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda.
  • Cultural Tourism Development & Marketing: Historic Cairo and Luxor, Egypt
  • Economic impact of cultural heritage and heritage-led urban regeneration, Saudi Arabia
  • Tourism strategy update for Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
  • Tourism Diagnostic in the Cook Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and the Solomon Islands, Asian Development Bank
  • Strategy for development of the Baku-Zaqatala Northern Corridor, Azerbaijan
  • Strategy for development of the Yerevan-Meghri Southern Corridor, Armenia
  • Competitiveness Assessment and Strategy for tourism development, Senegal
  • Competitiveness Assessment and Strategy for tourism development, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Competitiveness Analysis, Macedonia
  • Hospitality training and development, West Bank, Palestine Authority