Fair Trade Tourism Certification Development

  • Standards and policy facilitation
  • Madagascar
  • 2012 -2013
  • SKA assisted Fair Trade Tourism to redevelop their certification system for alignment with international best practise and applicability in the regional context. This included the benchmarking of the Fair Trade Tourism standards against Global Sustainable Tourism Council Standards and Fairtrade International standards and certification protocols. In consultation with stakeholder we developed a standard and certification system for sustainable tourism in Southern Africa including: certification scope, protocol, standards, compliance criteria and auditor’s guidelines. We also developed an online Certification Manual for Fair Trade Tourism to assist tourism businesses to prepare for certification and in the process, develop their businesses.