Martha Honey is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), which is headquartered in Washington, DC. Over the last two decades, she has written and lectured widely on ecotourism, Travelers’ Philanthropy, cruise and resort tourism, coastal and marine tourism, climate change, and certification issues. Her books include Coastal Tourism, Sustainability, and Climate Change in the Caribbean (Vol. 1 & 2), Marine Tourism, Climate Change, and Resilience in the Caribbean (Vol. 1 & 2), Ecotourism and Sustainable Development: Who Owns Paradise? and Ecotourism and Certification: Setting Standards in Practice.
Most recently, Martha has been an editor and author of a new study on cruise tourism in the Caribbean, published in Spanish by Ediciones Temas in 2018 and to be published in English by Routledge Press in 2019. Previously, Martha worked for 20 years as a journalist based in East Africa and Central America. She holds a Ph.D. in African history from the University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Martha was profiled in Branded!, Michael Conroy’s book on certification, and was named one of world’s top 10 eco-travel “watchdogs” by Condé Nast Traveler.