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:
  • November 1, 2017: CREST Releases the "Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics 2017" -
    A Must-Read for Sustainable Tourism Advocates
  • October 26, 2017: Press Release: "Despite U.S. Travel Warning, Students 'Stay the Course' on Cuba Voyage"
  • October 12, 2017: See what we've been up to in our Fall Newsletter.
  • Summer 2017: CREST Releases Coastal Tourism, Sustainability, and Climate Change in the Caribbean, Volumes I & II and
    Marine Tourism, Climate Change, and Resilience in the Caribbean
    , Volume I.

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