Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) is a non-profit organisation that promotes responsible tourism in southern Africa and beyond.

The aim of FTT is to make tourism more sustainable by ensuring that the people who contribute their land, resources, labour and knowledge to tourism are the ones who reap the benefits. 

This is done by growing awareness about responsible tourism to travellers; assisting tourism businesses to operate more sustainably; and by facilitating a Fair Trade Tourism certification programme across southern Africa.

Tourism businesses that adhere to the FTT standard use the FTT label as a way of signifying their commitment to fair and responsible tourism. This includes fair wages and working conditions, fair purchasing and operations, equitable distribution of benefits and respect for human rights, culture and the environment.

By selecting an FTT-certified business, travellers are not only assured that their holiday benefits local communities and economies, and that the business is operated ethically and in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, but they will also have a more fulfilling holiday experience.

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FTT appoints Acting General Manager and undertakes Strategy Review

  • April 02, 2015

The Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) Board has appointed non-executive Director Jane Edge as acting General Manager from 1 April 2015, pending the recruitment of new executive leadership for the organisation. A Managing Director position is being created that will combine the posts of Executive Director and General Manager, currently held…

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What others say

“Certification has definitely benefitted Kololo Game Reserve, in terms of reservations from tour operators only dealing with certified establishments.  Also in terms of organisation at the lodge, forcing everyone to follow procedures and motivate staff to always do their best for sustainable tourism.”
– Kololo Game Reserve testimonial
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