It all started in 2016 during a round-the-world trip when Brian, co-founder of FairTrip Impact, was struck to find out how tourism in developing countries was only benefiting a few while the local population didn’t appear to get any improvements in its quality of life.
That’s how the idea of the FairTrip app was born: use the power of new technologies as a force for good, allowing anyone to have a positive impact, wherever they go, by directly supporting local community initiatives.
Over the long term, our objective is to transform the tourism industry into a lever of inclusive and sustainable economic growth as well as a vector of world poverty reduction.
We also think that by bringing cultures together, tourism can promote mutual understanding and help to consolidate peace in the world.
We believe in a fair and sustainable tourism.
Together, let’s change the world while traveling!
FairTrip Impact aims to support sustainable, fair and solidarity tourism initiatives that have a positive social and environmental impact on the local community, everywhere in the world. Here are FairTrip Impact's main missions:
- Empower local communities to take advantage of the economic benefits of tourism, wherever they are in the world, while preserving their cultural identity and local heritage.
- Accompany the emergence of local community tourism projects with a culturally, socially and environmentally positive impact anywhere in the world.
- Support and encourage culturally, socially and environmentally positive local economic development through tourism.
- Give free visibility to those local initiatives on the FairTrip app, whether they are village accommodations, family restaurants, or local activities.