Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)

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Transforming the Way the World Travels

Responsible tourism aims to minimize tourism's negative impacts on the environment and maximize the positive contributions tourism can make to local communities. If left unchecked, large-scale tourism development can damage ecosystems, pollute environments and exploit local communities. But traveling responsibly is not about halting development or staying home. It is about managing travel and destinations in an environmentally and culturally responsible way and designing tourism programs and individual trips carefully, to provide travelers with the experience they seek, while leaving a positive footprint on their destination.

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Current News:
  • CREST launches Academic Affiliates network, September 2016
  • Back by popular demand: CREST Charter Club Trip to Cuba, January 27 - February 3, 2017! Claim your spot today.
    New trips to Iran and Crete just added.
  • Caribbean Green Travel: Your Choices Make a Difference, CREST's latest documentary, & free Teacher's Guide Released
  • CREST's Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics 2016 Released

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