News – Fair Trade Tourism

Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) moves into Mozambique

  • June 03, 2015 Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) moves into Mozambique

Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) has successfully expanded into Mozambique with the announcement today of four new certified members in Inhambane and Vilanculos.

Tour operator Terra Agua Ceu, eco lodge Dunes de Dovela, boutique resort Bahia Mar and dive specialists Casa Babi/ Odyssea Dive Centre are the latest additions to a portfolio of 64 FTT certified tourism products spread across South Africa, Madagascar and now neighbouring Mozambique.

FTT calls Industry to protect children against sex tourism

  • June 03, 2014

The Child Protection Code (The Code) is an international industry-driven initiative with a mission to provide awareness, tools and support to the tourism industry to prevent the sexual exploitation of children.  The goal of the Child Protection Code is to work with travel and tourism companies to combat child sex crimes in the sector.

FTT launches Tourism Service Provider Register

  • January 28, 2014

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.

Fair Trade Tourism reveals new brand and strategic intentions

  • April 25, 2013

South Africa’s leading responsible tourism NGO, Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA), is changing its name to Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) in order to signal the intention of becoming a regional responsible tourism certification programme.

Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) increases its portfolio in Limpopo

  • October 09, 2012

FTTSA certification is an independent endorsement of fair and responsible tourism practice in South Africa. It is based on adherence to specific criteria including fair wages and working conditions, fair distribution of benefits, ethical business practice, and respect for human rights, culture and the environment.

Tui Nederland joins Fair Trade Tourism pioneers

  • August 27, 2012

Market leader TUI Nederland has developed the second Fair Trade Tourism holiday package to South Africa on the Dutch market.

STNSA relaunched as Sustainable Tourism Certification Alliance Africa

  • June 19, 2012

On 11 May 2012, the Sustainable Tourism Network Southern Africa (STNSA) hosted its fourth Annual Meeting at the Hilton Hotel in Durban, South Africa. The purpose of this meeting was to evaluate the four-year history of the STNSA and define a new programme of work in response to current trends in the sustainable tourism certification environment.

Fair Trade Tourism soon to expand to the French market

  • June 15, 2012

XO Africa, a Cape Town-based DMC that focuses on the French market, is the latest tour operator to join the pioneering group of local and international tour operators that have developed and certified Fair Trade Tourism holiday packages.

Industry throws its weight behind child protection

  • May 14, 2012

Captains of industry as well as large and small tourism businesses have joined the fight against child exploitation in tourism by signing the Tourism ChildProtection Code of Conduct. Many South African Code signatories re-affirmed their commitment at a signing ceremony at the Tourism Indaba in Durban yesterday.

Fair Trade Tourism awards of excellence unveiled!

  • May 13, 2012

Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) honoured the pioneers and top
performers in Fair Trade Tourism at an award ceremony in Durban yesterday.
These companies have all gone to great lengths to ensure that tourism benefits
South Africa and ordinary South Africans, and deserve the tourism industry’s applause.

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