FTT Project Management

From time to time, FTT manages and implements projects aimed at making tourism more sustainable on behalf of local and international donors. below is a summary of current projects. For a list of past projects, please click here.

Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO): 2012 - 2016

Core funding for implementation of FTT Strategic Plan and Business Plan 

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ): Dec 2013 - Dec 2014

Piloting a responsible tourism destination in southern Africa” which is being implemented over a 12-month period and aims to achieve the following objectives:

4.1.1      Build the capacity of tourism products in southern Africa’s tourism industry to contribute to fair and decent job creation, improve livelihoods and promote resource efficiency through application of the Fair Trade Tourism Quality Management System;

4.1.2      Stimulate activities and investments of the private sector in alignment with the FTT model by highlighting the benefits and opportunities of sustainable development practices for businesses (including cost-savings, enhanced visitor experience, market access etc.);

4.1.3      Position a responsible tourism destination in the region to attract growing numbers of sustainability-savvy travelers, in particular from Europe; and

4.1.4      Establish a model for increasing the capacity of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in identified tourism destinations in southern Africa to implement verifiably sustainable tourism practices.