Association pour le Tourisme Equitable et Solidaire ATES

Association pour le Tourisme Equitable et Solidaire ATES.

Culture, Equality, Fair Business, Heritage, Host communities, Quality label, Solidarity

France

Network

The ATES (Association for Fair and Solidarity Tourism) is a network of actors and specialists in fair and solidarity tourism.

Created in 2006 and certified as a socially useful enterprise (ESUS), ATES brings together more than 30 travel producers, tourism operators in France and associate members, all of whom are committed to making tourism a lever for development and solidarity with local populations and actors. Recognised in France and internationally as the reference organisation for fair and solidarity tourism, it defines and promotes a different kind of tourism, based on respect, encounters and exchanges with people, know-how and cultures from here and elsewhere.

The ATES defines, leads and delivers the Fair Tourism Label which guarantees the practices of operators in compliance with the Fair and Solidarity-based Tourism Charter.