What
others say

" Our guests feel more secure knowing that we have Fair Trade accreditation and this is a growing trend. Fair Trade has empowered our staff and given us a platform to keep improving on. We are complimented on our staff's service delivery and their genuine warmth towards people and their attitude to their tasks. One tour operator wrote ' ....having been involved in the hotel and catering industry myself since the early 1970s I have to admire the effectiveness of your staff training, their loyalty, friendliness and willingness to do THAT much extra. You are indeed blessed to have firstly found such employees and secondly been able to bring out the best in them.' Fair Trade has also equipped us with an excellent marketing resource where we are a part of a network of like-minded individuals. Fair Trade has made us more aware of business practices throughout the world and we are now more intent than ever to purchase, wherever possible, from suppliers who employ Fair Trade principles, knowing that there is no exploitation taking place."

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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

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.