Fair Trade in Tourism

Share Africa Travel is proud to be working with (MoU) Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA); a non-profit organisation that promotes sustainable tourism development. Share Africa promotes Fair Trade in Tourism certified properties and excursions. We are also involved in projects setup by Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa.

Fair Trade in Tourism SA does this through awareness raising, research and advocacy, capacity building and by facilitating the world’s first tourism Fair Trade certification programme.

Fair Trade in Tourism awards the use of special label to qualifying businesses as a way of signifying their commitment to Fair Trade criteria including fair wages and working conditions, fair purchasing, fair operations, equitable distribution of benefits and respect for human rights, culture and environment.

By electing to stay at or use the services of a Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa -certified establishment, tourists are assured that their travel benefits local communities and economies, and that the business is operated ethically and in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.