About Smithsonian Institution
The Smithsonian Institution is the largest museum and research complex in the world, offering unparalleled breadth and depth across disciplines and functions – from astronomy to natural sciences, from ancient archaeology to modern art, from the study of ancient traditions to the exploration of contemporary crowd-sourced content, covering 20 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo in Washington DC U.S.A.
Solimar International is a sustainable tourism development and marketing firm dedicated to helping destinations enhance and connect their unique travel experiences to travelers. Over the years Solimar has supported over 200 destinations, assisted more than 2,500 tourism businesses, trained more than 5,000 tourism professionals and inspired more than 25 million travelers to learn about and explore our planet. In partnership with the Smithsonian Institute, Solimar International is starting a 4-year Cultural Heritage Tourism Activity in Armenia to enhance tourism products and circuits in the country and connect travelers to the unique travel experiences offered in Armenia.
The Smithsonian Institute will lead the project with funding from USAID and other supporters. Solimar International will be working with the Smithsonian Institute to implement the project together. The overall objectives of the project include:
- Improve the tourism product offering of Armenia;
- Improve Service delivery along strategic tourism corridors and circuits in Armenia;
- Improve cultural tourism sector workforce skills;
- Coordinate among donors and supporters.