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.

The Organization of American States brings together all independent states from the Americas. It uses a four-pronged approach to effectively implement its essential purposes, based on its mutually reinforcing four pillars: democracy, human rights, security and development.


The Executive Secretariat for Integral Development promotes inclusive development in Member States and through its Department of Economic Development supports country efforts to promote sustainable tourism development through policy dialogue, capacity building and the implementation of initiatives which enhance the competitiveness of tourism SMEs.

Samantha Bray

Managing Director, Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)

Kelsey Frenkiel

Program Manager, Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)

Martha Honey

Co-Founder & Director Emeritus, Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)

Santiago Noboa

Specialist, Department of Economic Development

Organization of American States

Ellen Rugh

Program Manager, Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)

Rebekah Stewart

Director of Communications, Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)