The Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) is a unique policy-oriented research organization dedicated to increasing the positive global impact of responsible tourism. CREST assists governments, policy makers, tourism businesses, nonprofit organizations, and international agencies with finding solutions to critical issues confronting tourism, the world’s largest service industry. CREST provides interdisciplinary analysis and innovative solutions through research, field projects, publications, consultancies, conferences, courses, and documentary films, recognizing tourism’s potential as a tool for poverty alleviation and biodiversity conservation.

 As a global leader in tourism education and research, The George Washington University's International Institute of Tourism Studies has been guiding businesses, communities, governments and nonprofits toward sustainability for thirty years. We advance critical industry issues through thought leadership and research, and provide professional-level certificate programs, courses and workshops in destination management and cultural heritage tourism.

Martha Honey

Executive director, Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)


Richard Bangs

Chief creative officer, White Nile Media and co-founder, Mountain Travel Sobek


Mary-Elizabeth Gifford

Immediate past president, Washington Spa Alliance and board of directors, Demeter-USA


Eric Kuhn

Washington-based communications and development specialist


Alice Marshall

President, Alice Marshall Public Relations

Andrea Pinabell

President, Southface

Mike Robbins

Partner, The Tourism Company

Samantha Bray

Managing director, Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)

Rebekah Stewart

Director of communications & outreach, Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)

Kelsey Frenkiel

Program associate, Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)

Seleni Matus

Executive director, International Institute of Tourism Studies, the George Washington University School of Business

Carol Goodstein

Communications consultant, Carol Goodstein Consulting