Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)

CREST Spring Travel Auction: May 15 - 29
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We're hiring! Call for Applications by May 23:
Communications & Outreach Manager


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:
  • May 2018: We're hiring a Communications & Outreach Manager! Apply by May 23!
  • April 2018: CREST summer internship position available. Apply by May 16.
  • March 2018: CREST Cuba Coaliation Organizes Petition to U.S. State Department
  • March 2018: Keep up with CREST by reading our latest newsletter.
  • March 2018: CREST's 2017 edition of "Milestones" released
  • January 2018: CREST's four-book series on climate change and coastal and marine tourism in the Caribbean now available.
  • Fall 2017: View Resources from CREST & UN Environment's 2017 World Tourism Day Forum.
  • Fall 2017: After the Storm: How to Assist with Hurricane Relief in the Caribbean
  • November 2017: CREST Releases the "Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics 2017" -
    A Must-Read for Sustainable Tourism Advocates
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