Working on a project-to-project basis is an impactful and necessary way for us to manage our research, consulting, and educational offerings at CREST. However due to the nature of project work, this means that sometimes there is an inconsistent funding timeline. To make up for these gaps and to further connect with sustainable tourism businesses, four times a year, CREST holds eco-auctions via Charitybuzz.com. These online auctions feature travel packages from responsibly and sustainably operated travel companies. The proceeds of these auctions are an integral part of making sure CREST can continue our various programs for responsible travel, and support our research, internship program, Travelers' Philanthropy program, and daily operations as a non-profit. View the list of Past Contributing Companies. Contact us if you'd like to be involved!
The following travel companies have donated top-notch vacation packages to our Spring fundraising travel auction. We thank them for their belief in and support of CREST!
Platinum Sponsors (committed to donating to CREST auctions for 5 years):
The following companies are recognized leaders in sustainability and community involvement in the travel industry. Because of their exemplary work, past support of CREST, and formal commitment to support CREST into the future, Soneva Resorts, Residences & Spas, Micato Safaris, Island Outpost, Basecamp Explorer, Hotel El Ganzo, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Bodhi Surf School, Kasbah du Toubkal, CGH Earth, The Pavilions Himalayas, Mahogany Springs, Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort, Laguna Lodge, VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, Green Roof Inn, Isle of Reefs Tours, Ka'ana Resort, La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa, Hostelling International USA, Limalimo Lodge, Hacienda Jimenita, Playa Viva, and Assam Bengal Navigation are members of the elite CREST Platinum Sponsors category. Read more about their inspiring work here.
We’re glad you asked. If you represent a high-quality hotelier or tour operator with significant environmental and socially-responsible practices, we'd love to talk to you about joining our next auction. Participating helps to increase your company’s visibility as a sustainably-minded business (this is important! See CREST's 2018 The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics), while raising money to ensure CREST can continue to work for you to promote responsible travel.
To inquire about participating in CREST’s next auction, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We typically hold auctions around the following time periods: