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The Center for Resposible Travel (CREST) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit public charity, and the majority of our work is funded by donations and grants. To make a secure, tax-deductible donation to CREST, please click here.

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Projects: Research Topics

Current Research Projects and Conferences

  1. The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics 2014
  2. Travelers' Philanthropy Program: Donating Time, Talent, or Treasure to community development projects worldwide
  3. Sinaloa Sur Initiative

Our research and consulting projects are constantly evolving. Please contact CREST program associate, Samantha Hogenson, for details of our current work: shogenson@responsibletravel.org or 202-347-9203 ex. 414.

Past Research and Conferences

  1. Ecotourism Charter Club
  2. Innovators in Coastal Tourism Development Symposium, 2014, in Grenada, West Indies
  3. Innovators in Coastal Tourism Development Symposium, 2013, in Los Cabos, Mexico
  4. Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula Impacts and Travelers' Philanthropy
  5. Research Study: The impacts of Coastal Tourism development on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast
  6. INTIRUNA Indigenous Ecotourism
  7. Innovators in Coastal Tourism Development Symposium, January 20-22nd, 2010 at Stanford University
  8. Travelers' Philanthropy Conference, December 3rd-5th, 2008 in Arusha, Tanzania
  9. Community-Based Ecotourism Projects
  10. Impact of Free Trade and International Treaties and Institutions (WTO, NAFTA, GATS, FTAA, etc) on Ecotourism
  11. Certification Overview
  12. Certification Research Reports
  13. Certification Handbooks
  14. Certification Conferences
  15. Market Research
  16. Private Parks, Ranches & Reserves
  17. Travelers Philanthropy to Community Projects/Local NGOs: Research & Conference
  18. CESD Conference: Ecotourism in Costa Rica: Environmental, Social, and Economic Impacts
  19. Perceptions of Cruise Tourism Impacts: Economic, Socio-cultural, and Environmental Changes
  20. Indigenous Views on Ecotourism and Certification
  21. Global Warming, Sustainable Transportation, and Carbon Offsetting