Travelling the Fair Trade way

Your holiday or vacation can make a real and lasting difference to the lives of everyone involved in it. By choosing a Fair Trade Tourism certified product for your holiday itinerary you are directly benefitting local communities and economies and supporting tourism businesses committed to fair, responsible and sustainable tourism practices.

Fair Trade Tourism is a non-profit organisation which is leading the way forward in the development of sustainable and responsible tourism in southern Africa and beyond. It grows awareness about responsible tourism to travellers, assisting tourism businesses to operate more sustainably and facilitating the Fair Trade Tourism certification programme across southern Africa. 

The Fair Trade Tourism label stands for fair wages and working conditions, fair purchasing and operations, equitable distribution of benefits and respect for human rights, culture and the environment. It also ensures that the people who contribute their land, resources, labour and knowledge to tourism are the ones who reap the benefits. 

This means you can relax in the knowledge that your holiday is not just giving you a lifetime of great memories but also having a positive impact on both people and planet

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Cape St Francis receives Fair Trade Tourism certification

  • August 08, 2016

The Eastern Cape’s renowned Cape St Francis Resort is the latest South African tourism business to become Fair Trade Tourism certified, adding a further boost to the organisation’s position as the leading sustainable, responsible tourism practitioner in Africa.​

Located on the beach at this popular South African tourism hotspot, Cape…

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Fair Trade Tourism believes that visitors to Africa should enjoy authentic African experiences. There is nothing to rival the thrill of seeing wild animals in their natural habitat, and this is particularly true of the “Big Five” – elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard and lion - together with cheetah, wild dogs and other predators.

Africa is also home to some exceptional sanctuaries, which home and rehabilitate wildlife species, while raising awareness of the plight of these animals in the wild. Critically, these sanctuaries do not allow public interaction with the animals in their care, nor do they breed these animals intentionally. The majority also contribute to bona fide conservation programmes.

Invitation to Tourism Child Protection Code event at WTM Africa

World Travel Market (WTM) Africa and Fair Trade Tourism invite you to join the launch of Fair Trade Tourism’s new awareness raising video on this issue.  At the same event we will be showcasing actions of some of the leading private sector industry stakeholders working to combat the commercial sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism.

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