Making tourism positively impactful
FairTrip Impact aims to promote and develop sustainable tourism according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)'s definition, meaning a tourism that:
Respects the socio-cultural authenticity of host communities, conserves their built and living cultural heritage and traditional values, and contributes to inter-cultural understanding and tolerance.
Ensures viable, long-term economic operations, providing socio-economic benefits to all stakeholders that are fairly distributed, including stable employment and income-earning opportunities and social services to host communities, and contributing to poverty alleviation.
Makes optimal use of environmental resources that constitute a key element in tourism development, maintaining essential ecological processes and helping to conserve natural heritage and biodiversity .
Supporting local tourism initiatives
We support local tourism initiatives in complying with one or more of the following guidelines :
Respect the cultural, natural or architectural local heritage.
Respect the environment, through an environmental policy, and a water, waste and energy management in order to minimise environmental impact.
Privilege short food supply chains, or guarantee farmers a fair wage.
Being involved in the social economy, or promote social or professional integration.
Benefit the local community, or employ people belonging to the local community, paying them a fair wage, with decent working condition. Practice a reasonable and transparent pricing policy and give back a significant amount of its profits to the local community or use it towards actions in its favor.
Giving them free visibility
The FairTrip app only references places meeting the guidelines listed above.
Each place is referenced for free as long as it meets our guidelines.
This way, we want to encourage every tourism actor to have a positive social and environmental impact.
We also want to help those who don't benefit from tourism, either way because they don't have the resources to build a viable project, or because they lack visibility from travel blogs, guides or websites.