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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  • December 2017: Keep up with CREST by reading our latest newsletter.
  • December 2017: CREST's four-book series on climate change and coastal and marine tourism in the Caribbean now available.
  • Fall 2017: View Resources from CREST & UN Environment's 2017 World Tourism Day Forum.
  • Fall 2017: After the Storm: How to Assist with Hurricane Relief in the Caribbean
  • November 1, 2017: CREST Releases the "Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics 2017" -
    A Must-Read for Sustainable Tourism Advocates
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