Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)


Did you know 2017 is the UN's International Year
of Sustainable Tourism for Development?

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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:
  • Martha Honey Vice-Chairs MPA/FAC Committee to Produce
    "Protecting Our Marine Treasures: Sustainable Finance Options for U.S. Marine Protected Areas" Report
  • Catch Up on CREST News in the October - December 2016 Newsletter
  • Registration Now Open for CREST Charter Club Trip to Crete, July 2017
  • Caribbean Green Travel: Your Choices Make a Difference, CREST's latest documentary, & free Teacher's Guide Released
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