Oyster Bay Lodge now Fair Trade Tourism approved

2017-03-16 09:53
Oyster Bay Lodge is one of the latest holiday destinations to become officially approved by Fair Trade Tourism. Some of the proud employees working at Oyster Bay Lodge are Grant Olifant, Danielle Benson, Claire Kloka, Raphael Kaboti, Mandisa Ngema, and Jerome Wena.                                    Photo:MONIQUE BASSON

Oyster Bay Lodge is one of the latest holiday destinations to become officially approved by Fair Trade Tourism. Some of the proud employees working at Oyster Bay Lodge are Grant Olifant, Danielle Benson, Claire Kloka, Raphael Kaboti, Mandisa Ngema, and Jerome Wena. Photo:MONIQUE BASSON

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OYSTER Bay Lodge, a four-star luxury lodge situated on a natural coastal reserve in the Kouga region, is one of the latest holiday destinations to become officially approved by Fair Trade Tourism.

“Oyster Bay Lodge’s approval opens up significant economic benefits to the local economy,” says Claire Kloka, Oyster Bay Lodge Operational Manager.

“More and more travellers are looking for fair and responsible options when they plan their holiday.

Fair Trade Tourism offers a possibility of extending ethical purchasing decisions beyond everyday products such as coffee, tea and fruit to include holidays that guarantee a better life for local people and beyond.

“Partnering with a recognised label such as Fair Trade Tourism, enables us to promote responsible travel to the international trade and to encourage support to sustainable and certified products.”

Oyster Bay Lodge boasts between 10 and 20 employees - depending on the time of the year. The majority of employees are from the local and surrounding communities.

They furthermore run various community projects such as township tours and the upliftment of the local schools.

“If we do not invest in the area, there will not be a bright future for the area,” says Kloka.

The eco-friendly lodge only uses borehole water and invested in solar geysers. They hope to generate the bulk, if not all, of their own electricity in the near future and run a paperless operation.

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