Extraordinary travel experiences are made possible when hosts have the well-being of people and planet at heart. Discover these hosts within the Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) “family” – a network of passionate, inspiring tourism leaders in southern Africa that have embraced the need to do tourism better and committed to Fair Trade Tourism principles. They proudly display the Fair Trade Tourism logo as a verification of their dedication to creating better places to live, work, and visit.
The Fair Trade Tourism logo is the mark of best practice in responsible and Fair Trade Tourism, defined by fair wages and working conditions, fair purchasing and operations, equitable distribution of benefits, and respect for human rights, culture and the environment. It means that the people who contribute their land, resources, labour and knowledge to tourism are the ones who reap the benefits, and that the natural environment on which it all depends is treated with respect in pursuit of more resilient destinations.
Whether searching for an urban oasis on arrival, ticking off some of those "bucket list" adventures, wanting an immersion in nature, far from everything, or to exchange stories with people from different cultures, learn the local lingo and taste its flavours, the Fair Trade Tourism family has something to suit everyone's travel style.
The "Explore" map of Fair Trade Tourism-certified businesses is going to be an essential tool to help design your journey, especially if you want it to be one that makes a difference for people and the planet, while also offering you the exceptional experiences you seek. The hardest part will be deciding where to begin...
If you would like some help designing and booking your rewarding Fair Trade Tourism travel experience, we invite you to reach out to the experienced tour operators and travel agents that have been approved by both Fair Trade Tourism and Travelife. This international partnership was forged to ensure that your entire travel experience is hosted by tourism partners creating better places to live, work, and visit, including those who are designing and booking it according to your needs.
Do you share our vision for tourism that is fair, inclusive and sustainable? Are you ready to embark on a journey to do tourism better? Would you like to be part of a network of like-minded businesses whose goal it is to see people and places thrive through responsible tourism development?
If you answered “yes” to any (or all!) of these questions, then we would love to welcome you to the Fair Trade Tourism family!