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Fair travel

By JC, Germany, July 2011

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Fair trade products have been a staple on supermarket shelves and in coffee shops for over a decade now. They’re an acknowledgement that simply sourcing goods for the lowest price has a hidden cost for producers and the environment – often in the poorest nations. Fair trade organizations ensure that local growers aren’t exploited by ruthless multinationals.

The rise of ecotourism recognizes that our travels also have a significant impact on the environment, but how do you know that your tourist dollar is helping rather than hurting the inhabitants of the places you visit? Is there such a thing as “fair travel”?

There is in South Africa, in fact they’re a world leader in the field.

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