By making it easy for travelers to book their vacation with the most sustainable companies, we are building the missing link to effectively promote all 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) in tourism:
“We strive to make responsible travel easy and to become the trusted first-choice partner for conscious travellers as well as responsible tour operators who are leaders in sustainability in their markets locally and around the world.”
Our Vision is to connect CONSCIOUS TRAVELLERS to RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES – efficiently, sustainably and with transparency.
"Everyone has a role to play in creating responsible travel and tourism. Governments, business and communities must do all they can, but as a traveler you have the power to make a difference each time you go on a trip.” - UNWTO
We only promote verified socially and environmentally responsible suppliers. By making it easy for travelers to book their vacation with the most sustainable companies, we effectively promote all SDGs in tourism.
Our Sourcing Criteria
Bottom-Up Selection Process
We require all our suppliers to prove their commitment to sustainability through locally available independent on-site audits. Only where affordable audits are not yet locally available, we curate suppliers based on our own in-house assessment and feedback received from prior travellers.
There are always differences between tour operators. That’s why we transparently share the applicable responsible and sustainable screening criteria that we used for each individual tour operator or accommodation. This provides you with in-depth insight into their efforts.
Many tour operators run their own initiatives such as supporting local community projects or donating part of their profits. We are not able to independently verify these initiatives, but we always aim to highlight them.
To create transparency we track the positive social, environmental and operational impact of fair and ethical travel. For us, raising awareness is the most powerful way to encourage the sustainable upgrade of industry practices.
The total number of Fair Porter Workdays we helped to realize.
The total number of nights our travelers spent in eco-friendly accommodations.
The total number of days booked with certified responsible tour operators.
By only promoting the most sustainable companies, we effectively promote all UN SDGs in tourism:
Increased Local Visibility
Our platform provides all verified responsible market participants — small and big, local and international, low-cost and luxury alike — the opportunity to sell their tours to clients globally.
We offer these tours at the same price as local companies would offer directly. How? Tour operators pay us a small fee for our marketing, customer support, payment and other administrative services. This replaces the much higher in-house cost if they would have to do all of this themselves.
As a neutral intermediary, Fair Voyage connects travelers with their best-matching verified responsible company. Tours can be operated by local companies or sold through international agencies.
We have the power to stop human exploitation and ecosystem depletion in the tourism industry by making conscious travel decisions.
Fair Treatment ...
... of Tourism Workers
Our mission is to build a sustainable solution for fair treatment in order to stop the exploitation of human labor. Therefore, we ensure that the tour companies we work with treat their staff members and local teams fairly.
In the context of Kilimanjaro, fair porter treatment is at the centre of our mission. As a result, they have the support they need to make it possible for you to have a safer, better quality trip.
Our mission is to bring more responsible tourism to less developed regions in order to sustainably promote local development and global integration at large.
Globally, we stand for fair practices and opportunities. What we mean by fairness is to treat everyone with respect and integrity.
... of Travelers
We truly believe in the good intentions of travelers: global minds care about local issues. Responsible tourism fosters mutual understanding and the feeling of connectedness. This is more important now than ever.
Therefore, we hold ourselves and our partners accountable to give travelers the information and opportunities they need to act responsibly.
Environment & Sustainable Travel Advice
We believe that the travel community has the power to change the world through collective actions. We can make a difference through the choices we make.
Unfortunately, waste is always a problem related to tourism. Therefore, it’s imperative to try keeping the environment clean, meaning to leave no trace, of the places you visit.
We encourage you to implement simple habits that will help to reduce your waste. Most plastic waste that is created during traveling, for example, is completely unnecesary.
Re-usable water bottle
Bring a water container such as a Nalgene bottle to avoid wasting water bottles and plastic cups. Not sure how to fix a free refill wherever you are?
We only work with verified responsible tour operators and we do not accept listing or promotion fees. This means that we are the only agency or platform who can give you 100% neutral and independent advice to help you find and customize the best value-for-money offer for your unique requirements.
By being legally registered as a travel agency, yet 100% neutral on the companies we promote, we aim to combine the best of both a traditional agency and a platform model. Our goal is to make the online customization of multi-day trips easy for travelers. At the same time, we make every effort to earn your trust through our outstanding personal advice and service.
We are insured by the Swiss Travel Security guarantee scheme for traveller deposits. This means that when you book and pay your tour with us, your funds are protected against bankruptcy and no-shows. In the unfortunate event that your tour operator would not deliver your tour to you, you receive your full payments back & more – hassle-free.
Please be careful if you consider booking directly with a local company as no such insurance scheme exists yet in many developing countries. This is in fact the reason that we’re fully registered as a travel agency in Switzerland – a country with a very strong legal & regulatory system to protect your personal & financial interests as a consumer.
Climb Kilimanjaro Safely
Safety is more than ensuring your money, it’s also about your personal safety.
Are you about to book your Kilimanjaro climb and wonder what you should look out for in your tour operator? Or are you already about to embark on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, and wonder what you could do to climb responsibly?
There are a few things to watch out for as Kilimanjaro has its dangers and should not be underestimated.
Please note that any amounts paid are subject to our Terms & Conditions, including our Cancellations & Refunds and Change Policy. If you would like to make changes to your Tour after your first payment, we will need to charge an administrativeChange Fee of US$100 to help us process each change. To protect your investment if you can no longer participate in this Tour, you must ensure to be covered by adequate travel cancellation insuranceimmediately after making your payment. Please confirm:
I have read and understand your Terms & Conditions.