Sustainable Travel International has moved the whole tourism industry forward in amazing ways. It is hard to believe how much they have accomplished over the years. The most impressive thing about them is how well they connect everyone from the big companies, to destinations, to individual tour operators with one informed vision for how tourism can help make the world a better place.
Southern Cone Journeys became a member of Sustainable Travel International (STI) last year and we've had the best experience so far. The webinars have been incredibly useful since the information and experiences shared are valuable and applicable to our business as a responsible inbound tour operator in Chile. We are also undergoing the STEP certification process, which has been great to help us identify what we're doing right and what we can improve in order to be even more sustainable in the future. Soon we'll be the first company in Chile with this certification and we look forward to collaborating with STI to promote sustainability in tourism in the country. This partnership is one of the best things that has happened to us!
STI has done an impressive job of creating programs to help destinations and businesses around the world understand how to make their supply chain more sustainable and more supportive of a healthy people and planet. They've been leaders in the effort to create a single global standard for sustainability practices in the tourism sector and their work has helped to move the industry as a whole towards a better future.
Has developed one of the most comprehensive assessment tools in the industry. Addresses the needs of the travel community by creating a balanced stakeholder generated standard that is by far the best in the industry. Highly recommended
STI is doing a great job. Amongst many important tasks, their educational resources that are available to travelers and travel providers are very valuable. They influence the industry in a positive way and steer it in the right direction. STI supports the use of carbon offsets, enabling travelers and travel providers to offset unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions.
STI is one of the leaders in setting standards in sustainable tourism practices...both close to home and to the far corners of the earth. I know of very few other non-profit organizations that are able to achieve so much with so few resources and minimal overhead. The STI team and its dedicated volunteers are wildly passionate in advocating their vision for travel that respects the earth and all of its people, flora and fauna.