Fair Tourism works enthusiastically on sustainable tourism, where nature is protected and the local people are actively involved. This is the only way 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 or guest lectures, exchange programs and developing educational materials. Secondly, we assist local communities in 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 a REISbeWIJS in 1989 to create a better awareness of ethically and environmentally friendly behavior by travelers. In the early days, they organized country days, developed educational materials (like study books & workshops or guest lectures) and set up an information center, making it the only communication organization in The Netherlands specialized 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 daily management, supported by the team and board.Furthermore, students and volunteers regularly assist with the activities run by Fair Tourism. We are happy to hear from you!
MEET OUR TEAM:
Hi, I am Sina-Aline from Germany! I love Salsa dancing and reading historical books about different countries while holding a cup of coffee in my hand. Besides this, I love responsible traveling and diving into different cultures and languages. For this reason, I also studied one year in Malang, Indonesia and traveled to several countries in Asia. I am always up for a hike and cannot wait to see the sunset. At Fair Tourism, I am responsible for raising awareness of the Kayan hill tribe in the Mae Hong Son region. Additionally, I am writing Grant proposals for facilitating Community-Based Tourism.
Hello, I am Samantha! I have always been interested in getting to know cultures. Currently, I am studying International Tourism Management at Breda University of applied sciences. During my BUas-wide minor Sustainability, Social Responsibility & Professional identity I discovered my interest in the social and green aspect even more than before. For my bachelor thesis, I am cooperating with Fair Tourism to conduct research on Community-Based Tourism possibilities in Huay Sua Thao. I am excited to work with such a good cause and to get the chance to get to speak to the Kayan community!