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How to source local fair trade goods and products

Fair Trade Tourism hand-crafted bags

Most tourism service suppliers want to support locally produced goods and products that ascribe to fair trade principles, but actually finding them is another matter. Until now, that is. That’s because Fair Trade Tourism has partnered with the World Fair ...

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Cheetah Sanctuary Attains Fair Trade Accreditation

Cheetah eye with Ashia and FTT logos

Ashia, a world-class cheetah sanctuary outside Paarl in South Africa’s Western Cape, has this month been awarded Fair Trade Tourism’s ‘mark of best practice’. Over the past few months, Ashia underwent an intensive accreditation process of working alongside the Fair ...

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Fair Trade Tourism MD Resigns

Jane Edge speaking at a Fair Trade Tourism presentation

The Fair Trade Tourism Board of Directors today announced that their Managing Director Jane Edge will be leaving Fair Trade Tourism with effect from end February 2019. Jane Edge After four years on the Board of FTT, much of it ...

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Major Boost for Responsible Tourism in Conservation

game drive at Timbavati

The signing of a historic Cooperative Agreement between Kruger National Park and private reserves, state reserves and communal areas on the border of the park is seen as a major boost for responsible tourism in conservation across Africa. According to ...

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Fair Trade Tourism to Mentor SMMEs

PILANESBERG, South Africa, 18 September 2018 –  Fair Trade Tourism has partnered with enterprise development agency EICT to provide training and mentorship services to SMMEs adjacent to the Pilanesberg National Park involved in the Pilanesberg Tourism Incubation Programme – the first ...

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Fair Trade Launches Waste Management Workshops

SOUTH AFRICA, 03 August 2018 – Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) has partnered with PETCO, the PET Plastic Recycling organisation, to launch a series of waste management solutions for the tourism sector. The first of the series of workshops, aimed at providing training on responsible ...

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Fair Trade Tourism Publishes Captive Wildlife Guidelines

Cheetah petting with stop sign

SOUTH AFRICA, 23 July 2018 – Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) has published its Captive Wildlife Guidelines, which aim to assist the travel industry make decisions about which captive wildlife facilities to support and which to avoid. The Guidelines, which were developed ...

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Marine Guide Training School Launched in Gansbaai

Cape Town, South Africa – Fair Trade Tourism certified member, Marine Dynamics has launched an FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa) endorsed Marine Guide Training School in Gansbaai, Western Cape, for local and international students. The seven-week course covers comprehensive ...

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The Importance of Responsible Tourism in Africa

Tourism, wherever it is aimed, brings with it challenges and can have a negative impact on the local area and people. Responsible tourism is a theory and methodology that is committed to ensuring that tourism is carried out in a ...

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Isibindi Achieves Fair Trade Certification

Isibindi Africa has attained Fair Trade Tourism certification for four of their exclusive lodges in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Isibindi’s lodges are located in some of South Africa’s most beautiful locations: Rorke’s Drift in the Anglo-Zulu Battlefields (Isibindi Zulu Lodge), Kosi ...

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Wildlife ACT Gains Fair Trade Certification

Wildlife ACT, an award-winning conservation organisation that utilises volunteers to help track and monitor endangered wildlife, has been certified by Fair Trade Tourism. Wildlife ACT advances conservation efforts by managing wildlife monitoring projects on game reserves that lack the resources ...

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Fair Trade Tourism’s Wildlife Petting Policy

Fair Trade Tourism’s certification criteria do not permit any physical interaction between tourists and potentially dangerous wildlife such as lions, cheetahs and leopards. While some Fair Trade certified members, such as Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation and Awareness Centre had previously allowed ...

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Why Join the Fair Trade Tourism?

In an industry regarded as being critical to economic growth and development and one that offers such potential for the empowerment and upliftment of impoverished communities and the protection of sensitive ecosystems, it is essential that we have some way ...

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Grootbos Reaffirms Fair Trade Principles

The pristine Grootbos Private Nature Reserve overlooking Walker Bay near Hermanus has been recertified by Fair Trade Tourism, demonstrating its commitment to the responsible tourism portfolio which boasts nearly 200 products in Africa. Grootbos is an established leader in the ...

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6 Tips for Responsible Travel

While South Africans are by no means in the same league as other international tourists we can all do our part in creating a more sustainable tourism culture that not only benefits the economy but the environment too. It’s no ...

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Join the Fair Trade Move Toward Sustainability

Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) launched a new membership programme in May aimed at tourism businesses that need support for their sustainability measures but do not have the resources to become certified in the short term. For an annual membership fee, ...

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Fair Trade Tourism Joins #IYSTD2017 Initiative

Fair Trade Tourism has partnered with TourismTattler.com in supporting Africa’s contribution to the aims and aspirations of the UNWTO 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (#IYSTD2017).  Through a series of features published throughout this year under the theme ...

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Fair Trade Volunteering Criteria Launched

Fair Trade Tourism has finalised an extensive review of criteria for tourism businesses with volunteer offerings, which are effective from June 1 2016. Since the organisation’s initial review of its standard to include additional criteria on volunteering in 2009 there ...

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How to Support Responsible Travel in Africa

Tour operators play a major role in influencing responsible travel through the holiday packages they design and offer to clients. Your business can support responsible travel in Africa by promoting Fair Trade Tourism certified tourism products and by packaging and ...

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The Mark of a Good Holiday

Fair Trade Tourism is a leading South African non-profit organisation promoting responsible tourism development. It grows awareness about responsible tourism to travellers, assists tourism businesses to operate more sustainably and facilitates a globally recognised certification programme, the first in Africa, ...

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Fair Trade Tourism Joins Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label

The Seychelles’ Ministry of Tourism and Culture will be signing an agreement with the Fair Trade Tourism soon so that it can sell all Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label certified hotels as sustainable products of Africa. This was announced during a ...

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