• 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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  • The Code welcomes Travel Works as the latest member in Germany

    We are pleased to announce that Travel Works is the latest travel and tourism company to become a member of The Code in Germany. Travel Works join a growing number of global leaders in the fight against the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism by committing to the six criteria of The Code. […]

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