Fair Tourism works enthusiastically on sustainable tourism, where by nature is projected and the local people are actively involved. This is the only way how we can keep the world beautiful for us & many generations to come.
Our twofold goal is the following: Firstly, we want to make consumers and other stakeholders passionate about sustainable tourism, so we can create awareness of the importance of nature protection and involvement of local communities in tourism development. For example by organizing workshops/guestlectures, exchange programmes and developing educational materials. Secondly, we assist local communities at destinations with the development of small-scale tourism activities that contribute towards poverty alleviation and nature conservation. We work together with different stakeholders, like governments, tour operators, NGOs and local communities, to achieve this goal.
Fair Tourism started as Reisbewijs in 1989 to create a better awareness of ethical & environmentally friendly behaviour by travellers. In the early days, they organized country days, developed educational materials (like studybooks & workshops/guestlectures) and set up an information centre, making it the only communication organisation in The Netherlands specialised in sustainable tourism. In 2004 the former board decided to stop with the foundation. Charlotte Louwman-Vogels, who was already active as a volunteer for the foundation since 2000, decided to continue with a new board. Since 2004 she is director of Fair Tourism and responsible for the daily management, supported by the board. Furthermore, students and volunteers regularly assist with the activities run by Fair Tourism. Also, we invite other parties to work together with us on sustainable tourism in any way. We are happy to hear from you!