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. Also, We are happy to hear from you!
MEET OUR TEAM:
Hello! My name is Nikkie and I graduated in December 2018 in Tourism Management at the University of Applied Sciences Inholland Haarlem. During my education I went to Malawi to do an internship. There I have set up a “Trash to Treasure” project, where waste of the lodges is transformed into products such as pot holders, beads and books. Some examples: pot holders, beads and books. For my thesis, I researched how the Kayan could promote Huay Pu Keng, quite interesting! Now, after my study, I am a volunteer for Fair Tourism to share my knowledge with the foundation. Furthermore, I assist students that fulfill their Thesis study at Fair Tourism.
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.