Monthly Archives: July 2012

Is it enough to offer sustainable products – or is there more to being a responsible tour operator?

It is more and more common to see tour operators advertising sustainable products (accommodation and activities) and philanthropic initiatives in destinations (own programmes or support of existing ones – like conservation or social initiatives). It seems that many operators feel that this … Continue reading

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Meet Betty Hlungwani from Shiluvari!

The owners of FTTSA-certified Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge pride themselves on their staff development. The prime example of the success of their human capital development programme is Betty Hlungwani, current Lodge Manager. The Hlungwani and Girardin families have a relationship that … Continue reading

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Tourism – the next big thing in Fairtrade?

By: Jennifer Seif, FTTSA Executive Director Sustainable consumption and production is a cornerstone of the Rio+20 process and related efforts to promote a more equitable and greener global economy. Successes achieved in a wide range of sectors – particularly agriculture, … Continue reading

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Meet Bernie Samuels from Spier!

In 2004, FTTSA-certified Spier Wine Farm began to overhaul its procurement in order to shift a significant share of its spend to local and black-empowered businesses as a way of creating jobs and helping to curb unemployment, while saving the … Continue reading

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