Our mission is to be a center of tourism knowledge, empowerment, and action for destination communities, and positive change begins with collective action. As a community-driven organization, we believe that every individual has the power to make a difference, and together, we can create a brighter future for all.

We understand that true impact comes from the diverse efforts of individuals, businesses, and communities working in harmony. Whether you are a passionate advocate for change at the destination level, a corporate partner eager to contribute to meaningful causes, or an individual looking to lend a helping hand, there are numerous ways for you to get involved and become an integral part of our journey towards a better world.

Explore the opportunities below and discover how you can join us in making a lasting impact. Together, we can create a world where travel benefits communities and the environment.

Businesses: Businesses play a pivotal role in advancing our mission at CREST. Through corporate sponsorship, contributing packages to our quarterly travel auctions, sponsoring impactful events, or making direct donations, your business can forge meaningful partnerships with us, contributing to positive change and creating a lasting impact on the communities we serve.

Academics: For academics seeking to actively contribute to our mission, there are distinctive avenues to engage and collaborate. Consider becoming an Academic Affiliate, joining a network of like-minded scholars dedicated to advancing knowledge for social good, and exploring opportunities for joint research, where your expertise can fuel innovative solutions to address pressing challenges. [Students, learn more about our internship opportunities here.]

Destinations & Governments: Destinations and governments are pivotal partners in our journey toward promoting responsible tourism policies and practices. Collaborate with us on impactful projects, leveraging our expertise to design and implement sustainable initiatives that benefit both communities and the environment.

Foundations: By providing critical funding, foundations have the unique opportunity to champion cutting-edge research and project work that addresses pressing challenges in fulfilling our mission. Your support ensures that we can implement sustainable initiatives, explore innovative solutions, and make a lasting impact on the communities we serve. Additionally, foundations have the option to contribute to our operational expenses with unrestricted funding. This flexible support allows us to adapt to emerging needs, seize unforeseen opportunities, and maintain the day-to-day operations that underpin our mission.

Individuals: Individuals are critical to fulfilling our mission and there are multiple ways for you to get involved in promoting responsible tourism. Your generous donations provide crucial support, enabling us to continue our work in fostering sustainable and ethical travel practices. Every contribution, no matter the size, makes a meaningful impact on the communities and environments we aim to protect. You can also access our responsible travel tips to empower you to make informed choices, ensuring that your journeys contribute positively to the places you visit.

Request a Speaker: Erich your event with insights from CREST by requesting a speaker from our esteemed staff members. Our experts bring a wealth of knowledge and passion to various topics related to our mission. Whether you’re organizing a conference, workshop, or community event, our speakers are available to share their expertise and engage your audience with thought-provoking discussions. To request a speaker, simply reach out to us with details about your event, preferred topics, and any specific themes you’d like our speaker to address. We tailor our presentations to meet the unique needs of your audience, ensuring a meaningful and impactful experience for everyone involved.