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  • ECPAT Austria welcomes three new child safe travel companies to The Code

    On 3 June, Local Code Representatives ECPAT Austria welcomed Loro Trips, Karmalaya and TravelWorks to The Code during a signing ceremony in Salzburg. As new members these companies have committed to take simple yet powerful steps to protect children from harm including training staff to respond to cases of exploitation, creating awareness amongst travellers and […]

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  • Voluntourism, orphanages and child sexual exploitation – what’s the connection?

    According to a new summary report from the Australian Criminology Institute, institutional care settings are emerging as the third most prominent site of child sexual exploitation, following encounters on the street and encounters in commercial establishments. This alarming statistic has been directly linked to an increase in international volunteering and voluntourism in orphanages and residential […]

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  • ECPAT Indonesia join The Code in the role of Local Code Representative

    The Code is pleased to announce our partnership with ECPAT Indonesia who will take on the role of Local Code Representative to expand support to Code members and the travel and tourism industry to protect children in Indonesia. Local Code Representatives or LCRs, play a vital role in the operations of The Code in engaging the national travel […]

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  • The Code welcomes three new members during ITB Berlin 2019

    The Code officially signed and welcomed three new members Dein Marokko, Akwaba Afrika and Sudafrika Hautnah in partnership with ECPAT Germany, during this year’s ITB Berlin. As members they now join over 300 global leaders in an industry-driven, multi-stakeholder mission to end the sexual exploitation of children and will be given access to tools, support and […]

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