Join us – the UNWTO Protection of Children in Tourism Campaign
Since 2010 we team up with the department of ethics and social responsibility at UNWTO (UN World Tourism Organization) to support the Protection of Children in Tourism Campaign. Since then, Michael is also a steady guest at the yearly meetings of the World Tourism Network of Child Protection.
The open-ended Network aims to prevent all forms of child and youth exploitation in the tourism sector, including sexual exploitation, child labour and child trafficking. Its meetings serve as a platform for tourism stakeholders to exchange experiences and best practices, drawing together governments, the tourism industry, international organisations, non-governmental organisations and media associations.
The Travel Advisers Community calls all members to assist in creating more awareness of the Protection of Children in Tourism Campaign.
If you attend the ITB Trade Fair in Berlin it would be great if you spare half a day and join Michael in the yearly meeting of the World Tourism Network of Child Protection. In order to explore new horizons, enhance knowledge and to make new contacts. Furthermore we as community are convinced that Travel Advisers are best ambassadors of the Protection of Children in Tourism Campaign since they are the main point of contact for travellers and could create strong awareness about the subject.
Check also on ECPAT Organization and the latest report
Despite 20 years of efforts, the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism (SECTT) has expanded across the globe and out-paced every attempt to respond at the international and national level. The results of the first comprehensive global study on SECTT confirm that no region is untouched by this crime and no country is ‘immune’. In an increasingly interconnected world, more people are on the move and even the most remote parts of the planet are now within reach, thanks to cheaper travel and the spread of the Internet. As a result, the risks of child sexual exploitation are increasing.
Go to ECPAT Website