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Press Releases

2014

August 18, 2014: Dr. Martha Honey, CREST Co-Director, will give the keynote address on responsible travel and the “role of the media in promotion of responsible travel” at TBEX North America, which will be held September 11 – 13, 2014, in Cancun, Mexico. In advance of her speech she has been asked to comment on an ongoing debate about captive dolphin tours in Cancun. See the press release on how CREST views the issue.

July 23, 2014: Caribbean's First Innovators Symposium Demonstrates Strong Commitment to
Sustainable Coastal and Marine Tourism. Over 200 delegates participated in the three day event, making it the largest ever Innovators Symposium organized by the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST). Click here for the Symposium overview press release.

June 19, 2014: Upcoming Innovators Symposium Showcases Eco-Practices of Large Tourism Companies and Boutique Resorts; Announces New Initiatives to Strengthen Sustainable Tourism in the Caribbean. Click here for the press release.

May 8, 2014: Sustainable Tourism Pioneer Jake Kheel to Keynote Caribbean Coastal Tourism Innovators Symposium. The third Symposium for Innovators in Coastal Tourism will be held at St. George’s University in Grenada, 9-11 July, 2014. Click here for the press release.

April 17, 2014: Documentary Film Now Available: The Goose with the Golden Eggs: Tourism on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. CREST's latest documentary is now available for download from our website! Click here for the Press Release.

March 27, 2014: 'Green' Travel is Here to Stay, Concludes New Analysis by CREST. Click here for the Press Release.

March 26, 2014: Save the Date! Announcing the 3rd Symposium & Expo for Innovators in Coastal Tourism. Click here.

January 7, 2014: Bear Viewing Generates Far More Revenue and Jobs than Hunting
In British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest, CREST's New Study Finds. Click here for the press release.

2013

March 13, 2013: CREST is pleased to announce that Mike Robbins has been unanimously elected Chair of the CREST Board of Directions. Mike replaces Bob Breech, who has moved from Chair to Vice Chair of the CREST Board. Click here for the Press Release. Click here for the press release.

February 7th, 2013: Tourism leaders from around the world are hailing the topics to be addressed at the 2nd Executive Symposium for Innovators in Coastal Tourism as "Trailblazing" and "Cutting-edge". Click here for the Press Release.

January 31st, 2013: Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve: Belize's Newest Reserve Launched with Backing of Commercial Fisherman and Tourism, But Still Faces Challenges, New Study Concludes. Click Here for the Press Release.

January 9th, 2013: Demand for Responsible Travel Strong, Growing, and Profitable, Concludes New Analysis from Center for Responsible Travel. Click Here for the Press Release

2012

November 16th, 2012: CREST is pleased to announce that Celine Cousteau, ocean explorer, documentary filmmaker, and granddaughter of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, and Sonu Shivdasani, Founder of Six Senses, and Chairman and CEO of the Soneva Group will serve as two of the keynote speakers at the 2nd Executive Symposium for Innovators in Coastal Tourism Development. Click here for the full Press Release.

October 2nd, 2012: Early Bird Rates for CREST's Coastal Tourism Innovators Symposium end October 15th, 2012. Register today! Click here for the full press release.

September 13th, 2012: Mexican Officials Endorse Executive Symposium for Innovators in Coastal Tourism. Click here for the press release.

2011

November 10th, 2011: Save the Date! Announcing the 2nd Executive Seminar for Innovators in Coastal and Marine Development. Click Here.

September 14th, 2011: International Travelers' Philanthropy Conference Proceedings Now Available! Click Here to view the Press Release. For Post Conference Proceedings, Click Here!

August 12th, 2011: International Travelers' Philanthropy Conference Hailed as Success. Click Here.

May 26th, 2011: Conference Attracts New Sponsors and High Profile Speakers: Pellas Development Group to Sponsor Opening Dinner. Click here to read.

18 de mayo, 2011: Estudio confirma que los Beneficios del Ecoturismo en la región de la Península Osa en Costa Rica son significativos. Para leer el comunicado de prensa, clic aqui.

May 2, 2011: Traveler's Philanthropy Conference Early Bird Registration Extended to June 1, 2011. Click here for more information.

April 15, 2011: CREST launches Eco Auction Apr 14 - May 3. Click here for more information.

April 11, 2011: Traveler's Philanthropy Conference Announces details on Gala Concert, Pre‐and Post‐Conference Trips, Short Course, New Speakers. Click here for more information.

April 1, 2011: CREST released the Importance of Ecotourism as a Development and Conservation Tool in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Click here for more information.

March 3, 2011: Travelers' Philanthropy Conference Announces Opening Keynote Speaker, Short Course, New Partnerships & Sponsorships. Click here to review the press release.

Febuary 21, 2011: CREST released the first comprehensive publication on travelers’ philanthropy. This 250-page Handbook includes original essays, case studies, and surveys by some 30 experts, plus a Foreword by Nobel Peace Laureate, Dr. Wangari Maathai. Click here to view the press release. Click here to learn more and access additional resources.

January 24, 2011: Proposal for building a Travelers Philanthropy Fund in the Osa Peninsual selected as a finalist Changemakers Finalist Press Release Please Vote by Feb. 2, 2011!

January 11, 2011: Call for Speakers, Workshops, Schedule, Hotels Announced for Travelers’ Philanthropy Conference. Click here to review the press release.