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