Fair Trade Tourism’s expanding footprint in southern Africa has been given a boost with the signing of a ground-breaking mutual recognition agreement (MRA) with Botswana Tourism Organisation’s Ecotourism Certification System.

Under the terms of the MRA, Fair Trade Tourism’s approved travel trade partners and tour operators can now incorporate the BTO’s Ecotourism certified businesses in their listings regarding products that can be included in Fair Trade Holidays – holiday packages that represent global best practice in responsible tourism.

The BTO Ecotourism certified products includes but is not limited to some of the world’s leading safari lodges and globally-lauded African safari operators, including Wilderness Safaris, &Beyond and Great Plains Conservation.
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