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.
Learn more about us
- February 2019: After more than 15 years of visionary leadership, CREST's founding Executive Director, Martha Honey, has announced her plans to retire in mid to late 2019. If you or someone you know is interested in applying for the Executive Director position, we encourage you to view the job description for more information.
- December 2018: Check out our
Winter 2018 Newsletter for the latest updates from CREST.
- November 2018: CREST launches a
Positive Impact Trip contest with social media community Steller. Share your story of making a difference through travel and enter to win a trip to Bodhi Surf + Yoga in Costa Rica!
- October 2018: CREST releases
The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics 2018, which includes an in-depth look at the complex issue of overtourism and the role of responsible travel in developing solutions.
September 2018: CREST and The George Washington University's International Institute of Tourism Studies host a
World Tourism Day Forum, "Overtourism: Seeking Solutions" in Washington, DC.
August 2018: The State Department updates Cuba's Travel Advisory rating to Level 2. Read our
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 early 2019.