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:
  • October 12, 2017: See what we've been up to in our Fall Newsletter.
  • October 4, 2017: CREST has three internship openings for Spring 2018. Check them out here and apply by November 6.
  • September 27, 2017: CREST and UN Environment - North America Office hosted an invitation-only forum in Washington, DC, in recognition of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
  • Catch Up on CREST News in the April - June 2017 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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