Who is the Sustainable Tourism Association of Hawaii and why are they qualified to certify tour operators?

STAH is a 401(c)3 educational non-profit who has served Hawaii for over 20 years. Our mission is to protect Hawaii’s unique natural environment and host culture through the promotion of responsible travel. The certification program was designed as a way to educate tour operators about best practices for tourism and to educate visitors about which tour operators were actually committed to those principles. Click here to see the full history of the certification process.