Taste of Fethiye, The Travel Foundation, Turkey

UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Non-Governmental Organizations

First Runner-up: Taste of Fethiye, The Travel Foundation, Turkey


The Taste of Fethiye project aims to provide a replicable model for the local supply of produce to the mainstream tourism industry.  Run by the Travel Foundation, the project creates economic benefits from tourism for local farming communities and introduces more sustainable farming methods.  The Taste of Fethiye team supports 32 local farmers across 6 villages, improving yields, and coordinates the sale of this produce, via local wholesalers, to hotels.   The project also promotes the business case for local supply to hoteliers and extends the economic benefits of tourism to the wider community through guided routes and craft fairs. 


“Taste of Fethiye provides a great example of how to link small, local producers with the mainstream tourism supply chain – an example that we hope other destinations and travel companies will follow.   This award recognises the valuable contribution of the partner organisations involved and helps to raise awareness of this model for local-supply."

Salli Felton, Chief Executive, The Travel Foundation 




Website: http://www.thetravelfoundation.org.uk/projects/destinations/turkey/farming_in_fethiye

Contact: admin@thetravelfoundation.org.uk