Credentials and Membership

Fair Trade Tourism is proud of the following accolades

  • Winner in the 2011 Top Gender Empowered Company: Travel Tourism & Entertainment for Topco Media’s 8th Annual Top Women Award
  • Finalists in the Tourism category of the 2011 BHP Billiton Achiever Awards
  • Winner in the 2010 Africa Investor Tourism Awards under Best Sustainable Tourism Investment category
  • Winner in the 2009 Imvelo Responsible Tourism awards under the Chairman's Award category
  • Finalist for the 2009 Drivers of Change Award under the Civil Society Award category
  • Finalist in the 2007 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards
  • Shortlisted in the 2008 Africa Investor Awards under the Best Initiative in Facilitating SMME Tourism Investment category
  • Winner in the 2007 SangoNet NGO Web Awards
  • Winner of the 2006 Guardian, Observer and Guardian Unlimited Travel Awards in the Ethical Travel Award category
  • ToDo! 2005 Special Award (handed out at Berlin ITB, 2006)
  • Winner in the 2005 Imvelo Responsible Tourism Award (South Africa) for best practice in the awareness raising category

Fair Trade Tourism is a proud member of the following organisations

Cape Town Tourism (CTT) is proud to officially represent the greater Cape Town area in one consolidated tourism body. It is committed to promoting responsible and sustainable tourism for the whole of Cape Town, to the benefit of its entire people.

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is a global, membership-based organisation, formed to foster increased knowledge and understanding of sustainable tourism practices, and the adoption of universal sustainable tourism principles. The GSTC aims to provide its members with access to tools, services and opportunities to strengthen their operations, policies and practices towards offering a more sustainable product.

Fair Trade South Africa (FTSA) is the umbrella organisation for Fair Trade in South Africa. FTSA's objective is to increase awareness of Fair Trade, and to benefit to the lives of millions of people in South Africa and worldwide while protecting the environment.

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) is the voice of the tourism business sector. The TBCSA was established in February 1996 by leading tourism businesses. Its primary purpose is to engage with all stakeholders in developing macro-strategies that create an enabling environment for tourism development.

The aim of the Event Greening Forum (EGF) is to promote and embrace sustainable and ethical business practices within the events industry in South Africa, with an initial focus on meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions and events. The EGF was established through the dedication and support of those industry associations that are recognised as founding members.