Fair Trade Tourism (FTT)

Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) is a non-profit organisation that promotes responsible tourism in southern Africa and beyond.

The aim of FTT is to make tourism more sustainable by ensuring that the people who contribute their land, resources, labour and knowledge to tourism are the ones who reap the benefits.

This is done by growing awareness about responsible tourism to travellers; assisting tourism businesses to operate more sustainably; and by facilitating a Fair Trade Tourism…

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Fair Trade Tourism (FTT)

Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) is a non-profit organisation that promotes responsible tourism in southern Africa and beyond.

The aim of FTT is to make tourism more sustainable by ensuring that the people who contribute their land, resources, labour and knowledge to tourism are the ones who reap the benefits.

This is done by growing awareness about responsible tourism to travellers; assisting tourism businesses to operate more sustainably; and by facilitating a Fair Trade Tourism certification programme across southern Africa.

Tourism businesses that adhere to the FTT standard use the FTT label as a way of signifying their commitment to fair and responsible tourism. This includes fair wages and working conditions, fair purchasing and operations, equitable distribution of benefits and respect for human rights, culture and the environment.

By selecting an FTT-certified business, travellers are not only assured that their holiday benefits local communities and economies, and that the business is operated ethically and in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, but they will also have a more fulfilling holiday experience.

Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) Operators

Dyer Island Cruises

The ultimate boat-based whale-watching experience with Dyer Island Cruises.

Lebo's Soweto Backpackers and Bicycle Tour

Full day and half day tours of Soweto with local experienced guides or self-guided tours

Marine Dynamics - Shark Tours

Marine Dynamics Shark Tours was the first shark-cage diving company accredited.

Ocean Safaris

Ocean Safaris is Fair-trade certified and offers marine tours throughout the year

Southern Right Charters - Sunset Cruises

Sunset Cruises in Hermanus with Southern Right Charters.

Southern Right Charters - Whale Watching

Southern Right Charters departs daily from our private floating jetty in the Hermanus New Harbour

St Lucia Tours and Charters - Boat Trips

St Lucia Tours t/a Advantage – the most sought after operator in St Lucia, legal boat-based whale watching permit holder and iSimangaliso concession holder for hippo/croc boat cruises.

St Lucia Tours and Charters - Deep-Sea Fishing

Advantage Charter has been operating deep-sea fishing charters in St Lucia since 1991.

St Lucia Tours and Charters - Whale Watching

Legal boat based whale watching permit holder since 1998 - concession holder in the ST LUCIA section of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, and also now Durban harbor.

White Shark Projects

In South Africa, we are privileged to have access to great white sharks.