Cause Index

Fair Trade Tourism

Fair Trade Tourism is a non-profit organisation that provides business support and certification services that empower the tourism sector to take responsibility for operating more sustainably and with Fair Trade Tourism principles embedded in their day-to-day tourism offering. This results in tangible connections between travel and tourism that create better places to live, and better places to visit.

Travellers who stay, play or volunteer with Fair Trade Tourism-certified businesses can be confident that their holiday is not only giving them unique, authentic and quality experiences, but also that it is benefiting local people and the planet. It ensures that the people who contribute their land, resources, labour and knowledge to tourism are the ones who reap the benefits.

The Fair Trade Tourism certification label stands for fair wages and working conditions, fair purchasing and operations, equitable distribution of benefits, and respect for human rights, culture and the environment. Its certification programme is locally-developed, globally respected and aligned with best practice - an ideal implementation tool for ESG (Environment, Sustainability and Governance) in the tourism sector.