Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)

Join us for our World Tourism Day Forum!
September 27, 2018, George Washington University

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:
  • June 2018: Travel to Cuba is safe and encouraged! Check out the work of our Cuba Coalition.
  • June 2018: Keep up with CREST by reading our latest newsletter
  • June 2018: CREST releases "Por el Mar de las Antillas: 50 Anos de Turismo de Cruceros en el Caribe."
    English version to be released in late 2018.
  • May 2018: CREST/GW announce "Overtourism: Seeking Solutions" as topic of 2018 World Tourism Day Forum
  • March 2018: CREST's 2017 edition of "Milestones" released
  • January 2018: CREST's four-book series on climate change and coastal and marine tourism in the Caribbean now available
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