7 February 2012 by Julienne du Toit

Fair Trade Travel Guide

Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa is a great initiative. It now also has a handy online travel guide.

Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) is among South Africa’s best initiatives. Started in 2002, it certifies those destinations that really make a positive difference.

These are the ones that are conservation-active, that uplift surrounding economies by procuring locally, and that pay fair wages to their workers.

The accommodations vary from funky backpackers to elegant guesthouses right up to the swankiest game lodges.

But the FTTSA website was not user-friendly. Now, however, it has launched a free eGuide on its website www.fairtourismsa.org.za. It’s fabulous, and comes in the form of a little electronic flip ‘book’.

It is divided by South Africa’s 9 provinces. Handily, the index at the back shows you at a glance which are activities, accommodation, voluntourism destinations and adventures. The entries themselves are also clearly coded.

The accommodations vary from funky backpackers to elegant guesthouses right up to the swankiest game lodges.

It will also be updated twice yearly. The next ‘edition’ will be coming out in April 2012.

Category: Responsible Tourism

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