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JetBlue Provides 2 Student Scholarships for Innovators Think Tank!

Stay posted for the CREST Holiday Eco-Auction!

November 24 - December 8, 2016

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New Release!:
The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends and Statistics 2015


CREST Milestones

View our current vision and accomplishments from
2003 - 2014.

Documentary Films

The Goose with the Golden Eggs: Tourism on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast

Travelers' Philanthropy

Responsible Travel Tips

Traveling soon? Check out CREST's compilation of responsible travel tips.

English Version
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Mandarin Version

CREST Travelers' Philanthropy Handbook
Dos and Don'ts of Travel Giving


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Current Reports:

July 2015: Innovators Think Tank: Climate Change and Coastal & Marine Tourism

CREST partnered with the Puntacana Ecological Foundation and Puntacana Resort & Club in the Dominican Republic to host the first ever Innovators Think Tank: Climate Change & Coastal Tourism. Grupo Puntacana was one of the first large tourism complexes in the Caribbean to adopt good practices of both ecotourism and of climate change adaptation and mitigation. As hosts for this Think Tank, CREST and Puntacana brought together success stories from sustainable tourism innovators, as well as the latest evidence from climate change experts.  The geographic focus of this invitation-only Think Tank was on North and Central America and the Caribbean.

More information, including speaker presentations and program:

April 2015: The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics 2015

"The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends and Statistics 2015" examines a wide range of surveys and studies done in the past five years to assess commitment to responsible travel, that is, "travel that minimizes negative impacts, brings economic benefits to host communities, and preserves the cultural and natural resources of the destinations.

Current Projects:

Caribbean 'Green' Travel

We are partnering with award-winning filmmaker Esther Figueroa, of Vagabond Media, to create a documentary about innovative, sustainable tourism practices in the Caribbean. The film will feature hotels & tourism companies from four Caribbean islands: Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, and Jamaica. Release date is set for Fall 2015.

CREST Projects in Mexico

CREST is currently involved in tourism projects in three different states in Mexico:

  • Guerrero: Creating a Strategic Plan for Ecotourism
  • Chihuahua: Promoting Indigenous Tourism
  • Sinaloa: Sustainable Destination Certification

Read about other curent projects in our September 2015 Newsletter!

See our Partners section to learn more about the organizations we work with,
or to learn about conservation and sustainable development work worldwide.