Solimar International: Dr. Don Hawkins

Dr Don Hawkins is Solimar International’s Chairman and Principal.

Solimar International is a tourism development and marketing firm that believes in the transformative power of sustainable tourism.

Our work enhances destinatisolimarons and inspires travelers to visit them.

Based in Washington, D.C. with field offices around the world, we partner with and employ the industry’s leading experts in sustainable tourism and marketing—providing end-to-end solutions that consistently meet our clients’ needs and exceed their expectations.

Dr. Don Hawkins is Professor Emeritus of Management and Tourism Studies, George Washington University, USA In 2003, he received the first United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Ulysses Prize in 2004 for individual accomplishments in the creation and dissemination of knowledge.

He was appointed as Special Advisor to the UNWTO Secretary General for the UNWTO Knowledge Network in 2012. He is the Chairman of Solimar International. He has been extensively engaged in sustainable tourism activities, including policy analysis, strategic planning, human capital development, investment promotion and technical assistance in Jordan, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Myanmar, Republic of Georgia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro, Portugal, Spain, Tanzania, Senegal, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa, Jamaica, St. Kitts/Nevis, St. Lucia, Dominican Republic, Panama, Venezuela, Argentina, Canada and the United States.