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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.
Fair Trade Tourism promotes the six certified tourism businesses in Madagascar for the first time at
FTT is now proud to announce the recent certification of six Madagascar tourism businesses. With lemurs, baobabs, rainforest, beaches, desert, trekking and diving, Madagascar is a dream destination for nature and outdoor lovers – and half the fun is getting to all these incredible attractions.
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.
Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) and Dr Xavier Font at Respondeco (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK), experts on marketing and communicating sustainability in tourism, have been working together on an exciting new toolkit for tourism businesses called Keep It Real South Africa. It is modelled on existing toolkits under license from VisitEngland developed for England, Wales and Ireland, to help tourism businesses communicate more effectively about responsible tourism. The toolkit will be launched on Saturday 10 May during the Networking Event hosted by Fair Trade Tourism at INDABA 2014.
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 the northeastern part of the province, particularly for travelers en route to Swaziland or the southern Kruger National Park. We are very excited to announce their FTT-certification”.
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 Holiday label