What
others say

" We have found that having the business certified, allows guests to see that their money benefits the communities around them, specifically in the community projects that The Backpack supports. It makes the staff themselves see that we don't believe in them being paid unfairly, thus they know that they get paid fairly, and even monthly tips are distributed evenly. Travellers are more selective these days about selecting "green products" and being a Fair Trade Certified establishment has helped guests select to stay with us, rather than your non-certified establishment around the corner."

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How we work with the trade

Partners in promoting Fair Trade Tourism!

More and more travellers are looking for fair and responsible options when they plan their holiday.

Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) offers a possibility of extending ethical purchasing decisions beyond everyday products such as coffee, tea and fruit to also include holidays that guarantee a better life for people in southern Africa and beyond.

FTT is the perfect choice for a tour operator that wishes to signal its commitment to responsible tourism, without compromising the customer experience. Tour operators can support FTT in two ways:

  1. By promoting individual FTT-certified businesses, using the product label. Contact: Emilie Hagedoorn at emilie@fairtrade.travel  to learn more about FTT label usage.

  2. By developing Fair Trade Holidays . Click here to read more about Tour Operators approved to package and sell Fair Trade Holidays.


News – Certified Business

Fair Trade Tourism promotes the six certified tourism businesses in Madagascar for the first time at ITB Berlin

FTT is now proud to announce the recent certification of six Madagascar tourism businesses. With lemurs, baobabs, rainforest, beaches, desert, trekking and diving, Madagascar is a dream destination for nature…

Pakamisa Lodge puts the Fair Trade Tourism "Mark of A Good Holiday" next to its name!

Kathy Bergs, General Manager of FTT said, “The inclusion of Pakamisa Lodge into the Fair Trade Tourism family furthers our growth into KZN and provides a lovely geographic spread into…

FTT launches Tourism Service Provider Register

Fair Trade Tourism (FTT), a non-profit organisation that promotes responsible tourism in southern Africa and beyond, has recently launched the FTT Tourism Service Provider Register.