We provide valuable news and resources to both consumers and businesses of all sizes through a combination of websites, Responsible Travel Report Newsletters, workshops, and educational training materials. With few exceptions, most of our resources are free to all users.
STI is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization pursuant to The Internal Revenue Service. STI's mission is to promote sustainable development and responsible travel by providing programs that enable consumers, businesses and travel-related organizations to contribute to the environmental, socio-cultural and economic values of the places they visit.
Over the course of the last year alone, STI has helped thousands of travelers support sustainable tourism development and connect with responsible travel companies, provided hundreds of travel-related organizations with the information and tools they need to mitigate their negative and enhance their positive impacts, launched the first global sustainable tourism certification initiative, and provided consumers with a mechanism to offset thousands of tons of travel-related greenhouse gas emissions.
STI is dedicated to providing education and outreach services that will lessen the toll that travel and tourism takes on the environment and local cultures. By providing tangible, solutions-oriented programs, STI is taking a holistic approach to addressing global sustainable development within the travel and tourism industry.