Solimar worked directly with local stakeholders to help position Izabal as a world-class, stay-over destination. We established the Izabal Geotourism Alliance, a Destination Management Organization (DMO) comprised of public and private sector stakeholders, and provided marketing services as an incentive to participants, which encouraged the protection of the resource base on which tourism depends. Solimar helped the DMO establish partnerships with cruise ship ground handlers to increase their support of key conservation issues and improve sustainability, and we also designed the Izabal Conservation Fund, a travel philanthropy fund to support regional conservation efforts.