Certificate Fair Trade Tourism


Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) operates a ground-breaking certification scheme that supports accommodation, attractions, activities and other tourism enterprises, including community-owned ventures, to optimise the environmental, social and economic impacts of tourism and facilitates improved access to markets.

The organisation offers also a Fair Trade Tourism approval process to international international tour operators.

The standard is GSTC recognised (January 2012)

Certifying Organisation
Fair Trade Tourism
Partner Organisation/s
Arbeitskreis tourismus & entwicklung, Tourism Watch Church Development Service/EED, Fairtrade Label South Africa, Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency, One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme, The Code (Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism), Steadfast Greening, and Travelife for Tour Operators
Travel Countries
South Africa, Madagascar, Mozambique
Certified Tourism Services
more than 70
Sustainability Areas
Environment, Social Issues, Economy, Cultural Heritage
Assessment Process
On line application followed by on site third party assessment, annual online audit, onsite every 3 years
Market Place
Accommodations, Attractions, Activities, Facilities, Food Services, Tour Operators, Volunteer Initiatives
License Period
3 Years


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Organisation Fair Trade Tourism
Postal Address Pretoria 0121, South Africa
Webpage http://www.fairtradetourism.org/ - open in new window
Released 03/09/2021
Country South Africa
Certified categories
  • Tour operators, Travel agents, Intermediaries Tour operators, Travel agents, Intermediaries
  • Accommodation Providers Accommodation Providers
  • Restaurants & Catering Services Restaurants & Catering Services
  • Attractions Attractions
  • Activities Activities
Operational level Sub-Global
Sustainability GSTC recognised
Credibility 3rd party audit
  • Standard published online for free