Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)


Join the CREST Charter Club
in an Exploration of Eastern Cuba!
November 4 - 11, 2017
Registration due date extended to August 24.


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:
  • CREST and UN Environment - North America Office to host an invitation-only forum in Washington, DC, in recognition of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
  • "Local Traditions" Photo Contest: Submit your entry by August 24 for a chance to win a luxury hotel stay!
  • Catch Up on CREST News in the April - June 2017 Newsletter
  • Join CREST's Charter Club Trip to Eastern Cuba, November 2017. Registration due date extended until August 24.
  • April 2017: CREST Releases Coastal Tourism, Sustainability, and Climate Change in the Caribbean, Volumes I & II.
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