At the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), we believe that travel can be a powerful tool for positive change. Our annual World Tourism Day Forum is a testament to this belief, bringing together industry leaders, government officials, civil society representatives, and local communities to address the most pressing challenges in tourism. This year, we’re focusing on the intersection of tourism, justice, and peace, and we need your support to make this event a success.

Aligning with CREST’s 2024 World Tourism Day Forum elevates your brand’s presence in transformative dialogues that surpass conventional industry events. Your partnership with CREST’s 21-year tourism expertise signifies your company’s role as a catalyst for progress.

At the World Tourism Day Forum, our Sponsors are more than financial backers; they are integral partners and help us shape the event’s impact before and after it’s held. 

Audience Insights

Past Forum Audience Overview

Individuals from 74 countries attended the 2023 virtual Forum

1,680 participants since the inaugural World Tourism Day Forum in 2017 

Notable Past Participants

Industry, Private Sector, & DMOs

Public Sector and Government Stakeholders

Academia and University Representatives

  • Patagonia
  • Hilton
  • Marriott International
  • Royal Caribbean Group
  • Intrepid Travel
  • Visit Nuuk
  • Visit Sweden
  • Tourism New Zealand
  • G Adventures
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Embassy of Mexico
  • Embassy of Grenada
  • Embassy of Iceland
  • NOAA
  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Parks Canada
  • Arizona Office of Tourism
  • Inter-American Foundation
  • Harvard University
  • George Washington University
  • Princeton University
  • University of California
  • Duke University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Central Florida
  • Virginia Tech University
  • Western Sydney University


  • UN Environment – North America Office
  • United Nations Foundation
  • World Bank Group
  • IMF
  • Interamerican Development Bank

Civil Society

  • World Wildlife Fund
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • National Park Foundation
  • National Geographic Society
  • Museum of Modern Art (DC)


  • The New York Times
  • National Geographic Media / Society
  • Chicago Public Media
  • Skift
  • Island Press
  • Condé Nast Traveller
  • GLP Films

Who Sponsors CREST?

Our sponsors come from various sectors and industries, including:

  • Tourism Industry and Businesses: Show your commitment to responsible tourism by sponsoring an event that addresses tourism’s most pressing challenges.
  • DMOs and Government: Demonstrate your commitment to local impact and global thinking by sponsoring an event that prioritizes both.
  • Local Community and Foundations: Support an event that positively impacts the community and takes a data-driven approach to addressing complex issues in tourism.

Past Sponsors

  • Organization of American States
  • Intrepid Travel
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • National Park Foundation
  • World Wildlife Fund
  • Wilderness Safaris
  • Hilton
  • Holbrook Travel
  • Marriott International
  • Audubon Society
  • Tourism Cares
  • American Jewish World Services
  • G Adventures
  • Island Outpost
  • Kind Traveler
  • Tides Canada
  • Travel Oregon

Sponsorship Benefits

Logo Placement

2024 World Tourism Day Forum Sponsors

Ready to Become a Sponsor?

If you’re ready to sponsor the World Tourism Day Forum and make a meaningful impact on the future of tourism, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact our Executive Director, Wesley Espinosa, at to discuss sponsorship opportunities, or sign up using the button below! We look forward to partnering with you to transform the way the world travels.

Download our Sponsorship Packet

For more details about sponsorship opportunities and benefits, download our Sponsorship Packet.