Fair Trade Tourism promotes best-practice responsible tourism in Africa. The non-profit initiative is the frontrunner in the development of sustainable and responsible tourism in Southern Africa. This month we’re proud to announce that we’ve been approved by Fair Trade Tourism!

Fair Trade

Embracing a holistic approach, Fair Trade advocates for fair working conditions and wages, fair purchasing and operations, equitable distribution of benefits and respect for human rights, culture and the environment.

The initiative also raises awareness about sustainable travel to international (and local) travellers.

“We wanted Giltedge Africa to be Fair Trade approved to signal our dedication to operating in a sustainable manner, and to respect the human and animal rights of the countries our clients travel to,” says Sean Kritzinger, Managing Director of Giltedge Africa.

As Africa’s leading responsible tourism non-profit organisation, Fair Trade Tourism approval signifies our promise to act sustainably and adhere to Fair Trade’s code of conduct; we are now also approved to promote Fair Trade itineraries, which encourages our clients to travel sustainably.

Which Giltedge tours are Fair Trade?

Keep the environment in mind while travelling and be a more sustainable tourist. Choose one of our four ‘Fair Trade’ approved tours or chat to a Giltedge consultant about which properties and activities in Southern Africa have the ‘Fair Trade’ stamp of approval.

Here is a list of  our ‘Fair Trade’ certified tours:

Contact us if you any questions, or would like more information about the sustainable Fair Trade practices.

Alternatively, if you’d like to visit one of our community projects like Christel House or St. George’s let us know and we can include it on your Fair Trade itinerary.