The Mark of a Good Holiday
Buccaneers has been certified by Fair Trade Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) since 2010. This certification supports the Buccaneers brand in standing out for our non-certified opposition, for the good work which we strive to do within our business and the local community.
Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) is about ensuring that the people whose land, natural resources, labour, knowledge and culture are used for tourism activities, actually benefit from tourism. FTTSA is the world’s first and still only Fair Trade certification programme specifically for tourism.
The certification process analyses the whole business and all practices in detail and ensures that we support fair and responsible tourism in South Africa through treating staff fairly and respectfully, supporting local businesses and community members, supporting and encouraging care for the local culture and environment, and supporting responsibly minded travelers in South Africa. The process of certification examines social, economic and environmental best practice in tourism – seeking a balance of all three principles of sustainable development. FTTSA has a diverse portfolio of tourism products – encompassing accommodation, activities, attractions and now volunteer tourism programmes.
FTTSA certification guarantees that FTTSA-certified products are committed to operating in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.
You will notice that the FTTSA logo has changed! Take a quick glance to the right hand side of the screen and you will see a new green and white logo (that's right - the one with the thick grey border).
The launch of this new logo in 2013 signifies the re-branding and internationalization of FTTSA - now a globally recognized brand - Fair Trade Tourism (FTT). It's the same brand, with the same aims, just a more modern, internationally recognizable "stamp" to help travelers to recognize FTT establishments and practices.
The Fair Trade Tourism website has also had a re-make and is now very user friendly, making it possible for both businesses wanting to become FTT certified, and holiday makers looking for the perfect, responsible travel holiday, to find the information that they need. Check out the new FTT website at www.fairtradetourism.org.za.