Sustainable Travel International

Rating: 4.91 stars   23 reviews

Issues: Education, Environment

Location: 835 SW William Drive White Salmon WA 98672 USA

Mission: Sustainable Travel International’s mission is to help destinations, businesses, and travelers develop innovative solutions that protect the environment, adapt to climate change, preserve cultural heritage, and generate economic benefits across the tourism value chain.
Programs: This program is open to any individual, company, organization or institution that demonstrates support for and is committed to environmental conservation, cultural-heritage preservation, and local economic development within the travel and tourism industry.
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

STI is an efficient, high energy, low overhead nonprofit doing great things with few resources. It's an impressive organization all around, not least the dedicated team who run it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

numerous settings: online, with their direct clients, at conferences, in publications.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue it along the same path as current leadership.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the energy and dedication of the management.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

high quality, bright, commitment, knowledgable about issue areas.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

probably influence tourism policies aroung the globe.

Ways to make it better...

the organization had even more resources, but they do an amazing amount with what they have.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the economy, competitive sphere in which to operate.

One thing I'd also say is that...

nonproifts have a role to play and STI does it well.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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4 people found this review helpful

STI plays a unique role in engaging all key stakeholders to improve tourism around the World to increase benefits to local communities, protect natural and cultural destinations and improve business practices. They are an NGO that knows how to tread the fine balance between partnering with the private sector and maintaining a strong independent voice that maintains their integrity and holds their corporate partners accountable to improve their business operations.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

literally change the way the World's largest industry operates. They already have the vision, talent, tools and relationships - now they need to leverage more resources to change the modern travel industry.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I have worked with Sustainable Travel International (STI)since it was first founded. It is run and staffed by an extremely capable group of people dedicated to supporting international travel that is both environmentally and socially responsible. They do this through designing and administering user friendly, market mechanisms that help the traveler enjoy their travel experience and enhance positive impacts on local people and the environment while minimizing any negative impacts. STI is flexible and constantly evolving in response to traveler's and the travel industry's changing needs. STI makes it easy and enjoyable to be a responsible traveler.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

in the growth and breadth of their influence. They work with travel service providers large and small, located all over the world. From a small start-up NGO in Colorado they have grown into a significant force in the international travel industry.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

is the creativity and dedication of the staff. They seek new ways to meet the needs of travelers and their travel service providers. They are constantly refining the tools they have designed and designing new tools to meet changing circumstances.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

dramatically change the way travelers and their supporting industries operate. They have developed the tools. The addition of significant funds would help tremendously in disseminating those tools to the folks that would like to use them.

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2010-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I work for Expedia am responsible for our sustainable travel program. I was introduced to the people at Sustainable Travel International (STI) through my work. I was so impressed with their mission, their action-oriented approach and the amazing people they had surrounded themselves with that I joined the board. The folks at STI live their mission in their day to day lives and it shows.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the dedication and vast knowledge of the folks who run the organization.

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2010-1-01

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7 people found this review helpful

A great organization teaching a wide range of travel organizations what they need to do to give back to our eco systems.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

getting more organizations accepting responsibility for their intrusion in our world.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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