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 (FTT) 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.

FTT 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 FTT certification programme across southern Africa. 

The FTT 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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Proudly FTT certified - Sani Lodge Backpackers

  • June 10, 2015 - Proudly FTT certified - Sani Lodge Backpackers

Fair Trade Tourism certified client Sani Lodge Backbackers,  proudly unveiled their new FTT plaque with a ceremonial touch.

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Proudly FTT certified - The Vineyard Hotel

Fair Trade Tourism certified client, The Vineyard Hotel, proudly unveiled their new FTT plaque after Indaba.

Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) supports FTT clients

The Swiss Import Partnership Programme (SIPPO) in partnership with Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) and South African Tourism (SAT) will host 7 Speed Marketing Workshops in Switzerland, Germany and Austria, from 16 – 28 October 2015.

Fair Trade Tourism welcomed in Madagascar

FTT Acting General Manager, Jane Edge and Stakeholder Relations Manager, Netsai Sibanda visited Madagascar on 28 & 29 May for a press conference and award event to recognize the country’s six new FTT certified businesses.

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